News-Decoder Spotlight: 9th Graders at Miss Porter’s School

Students in their first year at Miss Porter’s School were recently featured as a “Decoder Spotlight” on the educational news service News Decoder‘s website, who notes that Sophie Paris, director of the Institute for Global Education at Porter’s, is leading the school’s efforts to link the educational news service to its curriculum. Science Teacher SarahContinue reading News-Decoder Spotlight: 9th Graders at Miss Porter’s School

InterMission Reflection: Elizabeth M. ’19

INTERMISSION IS A WINTER TERM THAT TAKES PLACE BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND SEMESTERS EACH JANUARY. The 11th-Grade InterMission Program provides international, school-based immersion experiences for all juniors at no cost to them as part of a year-long Global Citizenship curriculum. Read on as Elizabeth, a current junior, shares her experience. During InterMission, I traveled abroad to SouthContinue reading InterMission Reflection: Elizabeth M. ’19

InterMission Update: Seniors Interning In D.C.!

InterMission is a winter term between the first and second semesters each January. Grade 12 InterMission courses provide opportunities for students to explore their own questions about activism, social justice, change-agency, and finding meaningful work. Students visit a city to spend time in apprenticeships, with the goal being to prepare our oldest students to soon fulfillContinue reading InterMission Update: Seniors Interning In D.C.!

Porter’s Pitch Day: An Interview with Darlie Kerns ’20

On Wednesday, December 6, Miss Porter’s School students showcased their technology and entrepreneurship skills at Porter’s Pitch Day. During the event, groups of students pitched their mobile apps to a panel of judges comprised of Ancients Ellie Large ’81 and Alexandra Lazowski ’09, Chief Advancement Officer Christine Pina, and Chief Academic Officer Tim Quinn. Students developedContinue reading Porter’s Pitch Day: An Interview with Darlie Kerns ’20

Miss Porter’s students attend SPHERE Student of Color Summit

On Sunday, November 7, 18 students traveled to the Watkinson School to participate in the SPHERE Student of Color Summit. The Summit was created in recognition of the unique needs and experience of students of color at predominately white independent schools. It provides a collaborative space for students of color to come together in aContinue reading Miss Porter’s students attend SPHERE Student of Color Summit

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