Miss Porter’s School Ancient Spotlight: Gabrielle Banks ’15

Artist Gabrielle (Gabby) Banks ’15 recently held her first solo show in The Bahamas when her collection, “The Mark of a Woman,” exhibited at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas this summer. Gabby, who has been described as one of The Bahamas’ most exciting emerging artists, is a junior at the Rhode Island School ofContinue reading Miss Porter’s School Ancient Spotlight: Gabrielle Banks ’15

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

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

The power of athletics at an all-girls’ school: Emily Wogelius ’17

Emily Wogelius ’17 earned the Polly Laughlin Memorial Trophy at Porter’s athletics assembly this past spring. Below is an excerpt from her speech. I feel honored to be receiving this award tonight because athletics have been the highlight of my time here at Porter’s. I have been a tri varsity athlete since my freshman year,Continue reading The power of athletics at an all-girls’ school: Emily Wogelius ’17