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Miss Porter’s School
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Since 1843, Miss Porter’s School has partnered tradition with innovation to provide a superior education to young women. Miss Porter’s School advocates intellectual curiosity, champions personal excellence, and prioritizes the relationships between students, faculty and Ancients. Our community of scholars, artists, athletes and friends flourishes within an environment of mutual respect, understanding and encouragement.
Miss Porter’s School educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. We expect our graduates to shape a changing world. In keeping with our founder’s vision, Miss Porter’s School joins tradition with innovation to provide an exemplary education to young women. Generation after generation, our leadership is defined by our ability to articulate how young women think, how young women learn, and why gender matters. Within our legacy lies our future.
Porter’s is a dynamic community of teachers and students, all of whom are learners. Our educational focus is on developing students’ initiative, independence, and imagination. We believe that the single-sex classroom is a powerful place where students can risk success and failure while learning to work collaboratively with one another.
Our goals for all of our students are the same, but the way by which they achieve them will be entirely their own. We develop our students’ initiative, independence, and habits of mind to prepare them for their unique paths. Our educational focus relies on seeing across lines—understanding ideas across the curriculum, building respect for diversity of viewpoints, and developing a global perspective across borders.
The Art Galleries. There are many places to experience art around the Porter’s campus including two major art galleries, the Donaldson Gallery in the Olin Arts and Science Center and the Gilbert Gallery in Main Dining Hall. The work of two Prescott Visiting Artists is exhibited each year on campus—one in the fall and one in the spring. Each artist has a one-person show in the Donaldson Gallery.
Porter’s Polar Bears. The Class of 2010’s commitment to environmental responsibility inspired their Senior Class Gift and ensures a legacy of conscientious consumption. Their gift, a technology program developed at Dartmouth College, encourages energy conservation by tracking and broadcasting campus energy consumption in real-time. Results are shared via an animated polar bear, whose well-being is determined by the actions of students. The bear displays happy, playful actions when electric usage is low and becomes increasingly distressed as energy use increases.
Top colleges attended by students
Boston University, Brown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University
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