Tips For Submitting Your Secondary School Application

In December and January, students and families start to feel the pressure. Applications to secondary schools are almost due! The Porter’s Admission Office wants to help. Read on for our favorite tips to help get you through these next few weeks and turn in an application that feels true to you! 1. Stay in touch!Continue reading Tips For Submitting Your Secondary School Application

Faculty Friday: Amy Sun, Languages Department

This week for Faculty Friday, we sat down with Amy Sun, a member of the classical and modern languages department. What is your favorite tradition at Porter’s? The last Dance Workshop performance of the year every spring! In your opinion, what makes a Porter’s girl distinct? Porter’s girls are curious, engaged, worldly, and compassionate. What excitesContinue reading Faculty Friday: Amy Sun, Languages Department

Ancient Spotlight: Katie Tyner ’15

Katie Tyner ’15 first experienced Miss Porter’s School through summer programs, when she was a participant in the Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) during the summer of 2011. There, Katie found herself surrounded by like-minded girls and supportive faculty members and immediately knew Porter’s was the place for her. She recalls a hurried phone callContinue reading Ancient Spotlight: Katie Tyner ’15

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!

Maggie Johndrow ’06 Named to the InvestmentNews 40 Under 40

Magdalena “Maggie” Johndrow, Miss Porter’s School Class of 2006, was recently named by InvestmentNews to a list of 40 young professionals with “tremendous potential in the financial advice industry” who are already “doing remarkable things.” Read on for Maggie’s thoughts as she reflects on her journey to where she’s gotten today! How did your educationContinue reading Maggie Johndrow ’06 Named to the InvestmentNews 40 Under 40