Senior InterMission Update: “Beyond Glimpses of Morisot”

Post by Grier Torrence, chair of the Arts Department Later that evening the “Beyond Glimpses of Morisot” class (avec teachers Carol Plough, Anna Swinbourne, and me) arrived back at Miss Porter’s School in dear old Farmington Village after a fantastic trip to two amazing, art-filled cities! For our seniors, the overarching goal of InterMission is to prepare ourContinue reading Senior InterMission Update: “Beyond Glimpses of Morisot”

Learning in Action: Student Interns at the Hill-Stead Museum

This year, three Porter’s students are interning at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington: Caroline Ma ’19 from Unionville, Connecticut; Susan Zheng ’20 from Shenzhen, China; and Noknoi Sophonpanich ’20 from Nonthaburi, Thailand. For all three, it is their first time participating in this program, in which they get to see and participate in the behind-the-scenesContinue reading Learning in Action: Student Interns at the Hill-Stead Museum

Need some book recommendations? Find out what the Porter’s community is reading!

Our fantastic head librarian, Fiona York, has compiled a list of the top five books and series that our community is reading now. Some may be familiar to you, and while others may be new. Interestingly, three of them have been turned into movies or television series. Which ones are they? We want to know:Continue reading Need some book recommendations? Find out what the Porter’s community is reading!

Advice for applying to secondary school from Porter’s New Girls!

We know that this time of year can be daunting for those about to apply to an independent or boarding school! September marks the beginning of school fairs, visits, and, ultimately, applications. Read on for some advice for making it through this process from the students at Miss Porter’s School who have been through itContinue reading Advice for applying to secondary school from Porter’s New Girls!

Miss Porter’s School’s Theme for 2018-2019: Paying Attention On Purpose

Faculty members are back from summer vacation, the grounds crew is busy readying campus, and our dining hall staff is preparing the first meals of the year — it must be back-to-school season at Miss Porter’s School! As everyone gears up for an amazing 2018-2019 school year, we are focusing our work around this year’sContinue reading Miss Porter’s School’s Theme for 2018-2019: Paying Attention On Purpose