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Miss Porter's School, Farmington

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Miss Porter's School is a private college preparatory school for girls located in Farmington, Connecticut. Throughout its history, Porter’s has been known by many names, but the most persistent alternatives of which remain to this day to be MPS, Porter’s, and Farmington. Porter's enrollment for 2017–18 academic year was 313; 200 boarding students, and 113 day students. Known for its nationally and internationally diverse population, the school draws students from 21 states, 31 countries (with dual-citizenship and/or residence), and 17 countries (citizenship alone). All told, international students comprised 14% as of the 2017–18 year. Average class size is 10.
The community traditionally denotes those new to campus collectively as New Girls, those returning members as Old Girls, and alumnae/i as Ancients.

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  • While not an attraction, the school has a beautiful campus in a wonderful historic neighborhood. There are relatively few opportunities to see a historic neighborhood with relatively few disruptions....  more »
  • Miss Porter's is a school built around and within the fine old structures of Farmington, Connecticut. It is not an attraction or a museum. It is a working school, educating and inspiring the leaders.....  more »
  • I’m a graduate of MPS,, akaFarmington in my day. It was one of the best experiences of my life. My closest friends are from Miss Porter’s. The education I received was phenomenal; I went on to Columbia and a PhD program in Neurobiology. I am still an ardent fan of my alma mater and constantly impressed by the improved facilities and fantastic teachers they attract. As we girls will always say, “Farmington’s our home!”
  • Professionalism mixed with cordiality. One could tell that, with that environment, the girls are off to a great head start career wise.
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