Waiting for an admission decision? Don’t stress!

We know that this time of year can be stressful, especially if you are waiting to hear back from independent schools that you applied to. Liz Schmitt, chief enrollment and student affairs officer at Miss Porter’s School, has some advice on navigating these weeks and all of the emotions that come with them. Smile. PositiveContinue reading Waiting for an admission decision? Don’t stress!

An Ancient in Admissions: Guest post by Christina Yu ’13

As a student, Porter’s was everything I had imagined an all-girls’ boarding school would be. Namely, “community” was the all-encompassing word that characterized this unique educational institution. The small class sizes, a grade with fewer than 80 students, and a student body of just over 300 young women undoubtedly promoted community in a way thatContinue reading An Ancient in Admissions: Guest post by Christina Yu ’13

Life as an international student at a boarding school

Post by Kat Simison, Associate Director of Admission at Miss Porter’s School One of the most frequent questions I’m asked in interviews with prospective international students is, “What is the transition like for an international student at Porter’s?” This is my favorite question to answer because I’m proud of the support Porter’s provides for internationalContinue reading Life as an international student at a boarding school

The new normal: five questions to ask in today’s school search

Written by Porter’s Head of School Katherine G. Windsor, ED.D Having served as head of Miss Porter’s School since 2008, I am often asked for my insights  on school leadership and school selection by parents who are seeking the best schools for  their children. When I counsel friends and colleagues, I encourage them to askContinue reading The new normal: five questions to ask in today’s school search

Why should you attend boarding school? A reflection on class retreats

Today is the fourth day of classes at Miss Porter’s School and we are all soaking up the joy of heading back to school. Old Girls have shown up with new haircuts, maybe a few inches taller, while New Girls arrived giddy with anticipation of what’s to come. I feel an incredible sense of excitementContinue reading Why should you attend boarding school? A reflection on class retreats

Back-to-school tips

Summer will soon be coming to an end and some of you may already be starting to pack up for school. In a couple weeks, campus will once again be busy with activity as students return. To help you get ready and make the best of the new academic year, here are some back-to-school tips from Miss Porter’s School:

Get organized. Use a personal planner and develop daily to-do lists. Keep your notebooks, folders, laptops, and backpacks tidy. Keep your work area free of distractions.

Stay healthy. Be sure to get enough sleep and eat a balanced diet. Also find time to do something fun or restful every day.

Get involved. Discover things that you enjoy, such as sports, clubs, arts, or service organizations. It’s a great way to meet people, develop passions, and have fun!Continue reading Back-to-school tips