McMillan Education May 14th Virtual Connecticut Boarding School Fair: Admission Contact Information and School Descriptions

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Avon Old Farms School

Patrick Miller – [email protected]

Address: 500 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001


Inquiry Link – Avon Old Farms School

Young men at our all boys private high school in Connecticut are free to discover their true identity through the exploration of school life without reservation. Every aspect of our program is engineered to guide and challenge boys to find their niche and passion in life. While our academic curriculum is geared to how boys learn, we also create a foundation for boys to mature emotionally and philosophically.

Our teachers are trained to teach boys how to exercise empathy in everyday situations, in and out of the classroom. Understanding what it may feel like in another person’s shoes is essential to building the Brotherhood, and ultimately the community. Boys learn to think beyond themselves here at Avon Old Farms and take the empathy mindset out into the world at large.

Canterbury School

Molly O’Sullivan – [email protected]

Address: 101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776


Inquiry Link – Canterbury School

Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, Canterbury is an independent college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9–12. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values — Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance — in which students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experiences a broad and challenging program in a small school setting. The School’s educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic development, artistic enrichment and spiritual growth and strives to ensure a superior experience that prepares students for leading colleges and universities and for life. Canterbury sees all students as individuals, encourages them as necessary, challenges them as appropriate, and inspires them to be moral leaders in a complex, secular world.

Choate Rosemary Hall

Helene Ramirez Guerra – [email protected]

Address: 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492


Inquiry Link: Choate Rosemary Hall


Choate is an innovative and forward-thinking 850-student boarding (75%) and day (25%) school located in Wallingford, CT. Two interwoven priorities define the Choate experience: a rigorous academic curriculum with over 300 courses including 8 signature programs and an emphasis on the formation of character in a residential setting that allows for teachers and students to live with, and learn from, each other in important ways. Choate attracts intellectually motivated students from over 40 states and 40 countries, whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in this personally supportive, diverse, and academically challenging setting. Choate is confident that its graduates will go forth from a school that values each of them for their talents and enthusiasms; that affirms the importance of personal integrity and a sense of self-worth; that inspires and nourishes joy in learning and love of truth; and that provides the intellectual stimulation to generate independent thought, confident expression, and a commitment to improve the welfare of others.

The Ethel Walker School

Suzanne Buenaventura – [email protected]

Address: 230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070


Inquiry Link: The Ethel Walker School

For generations young women have come to The Ethel Walker School to embrace their full potential in a community that cherishes learning and curiosity.

In an ever-evolving world, Walker’s prepares young women to design their own futures and be ready to boldly encounter career and civic challenges that are not yet known. In every arena, campus life focuses on the acquisition of skills such as critical thinking, communication creativity and collaboration leading to individual success.

At Walker’s you will become part of an empowering community where girls lift each other up and forge lifelong bonds. Opportunities for peer-to-peer leadership are abundant throughout campus life.

Experiences and challenges that motivate girls to achieve their best happen in all aspects of school life. Walker’s girls confidently forge their own paths and lead with integrity.

The Gunnery

Alex Ince – inc[email protected]

Address: 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793


Inquiry Link: The Gunnery

The Gunnery, a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year, was founded in 1850 by Frederick Gunn. Mr. Gunn took a principled stand against slavery and spurred students (and the town at large) to examine their beliefs. He also had a deep appreciation for the natural world, believing that in nature students understand themselves as humans and their place in the world. In addition to the habits and skills students will need in college and life beyond, we teach them to follow Mr. Gunn’s example: to cultivate wisdom, to be trailblazers, to act with conviction, and to value character as highly as intellect and achievement.

Kent School

Amy Ober – [email protected]

Address: 1 Macedonia Road, PO Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757


Inquiry Link: Kent School

Kent School, located two hours north of New York City, is a leading coed boarding school for students in grades 9-12 (with a post-graduate or PG-year option). A Kent education promotes the development of curious learners, confident scholars, and thoughtful citizens. Our challenging curriculum is tailored to meet our students’ unique aptitudes and abilities. We offer a strong college preparatory Liberal Arts curriculum that includes opportunities in Applied Learning such as engineering and business studies. Kent students thrive on our competitive athletics teams at all levels, in numerous arts programs, and in community service. A welcoming diverse and inclusive community is at the heart of our School.

Loomis Chaffee School

Ali Murphy – [email protected]

Address: 4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095


Inquiry Link: Loomis Chaffee School

Located in Windsor, Connecticut, Loomis Chaffee is an internationally renowned co-educational boarding school for 725 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Our students, who represent more than 30 states and 48 countries, welcome new challenges, push themselves to experience new things, and are taught and mentored by some of the best teachers in the world. Ours is a tight-knit community where individuality thrives; here, you will be accepted and celebrated for who you are and who you want to become. At Loomis, we will help you discover and cultivate your passions, and turn those passions into your purpose. Loomis is the place where curious, smart, and creative young people inspire each other to be their best selves and to serve the common good; to solve problems big and small; and to make a positive difference in their local, national, and international communities.

Miss Porter’s School

Sarah Quinn – [email protected]

Address: 60 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032


Inquiry Link: Miss Porter’s School

There is something magical about the Miss Porter’s School campus, situated in the heart of the village of Farmington. Perhaps it’s its history or its location on the Farmington River. Perhaps it’s its charm and beauty. Or perhaps, it’s the community, which is at once powerful and nurturing, serious and silly.

Founded in 1843 by lifelong scholar and educator, Sarah Porter, Miss Porters School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades nine through 12. Porters offers a diverse high school experience with 330 students hailing from 20 states and 16 countries. The school educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world. Our school’s dynamic, rigorous, and innovative approach to education prepares girls to expand their minds and grow into socially engaged, confident young women. Our proven ability to develop strong female leaders has been replicated decade after decade with unquestionable outcomes.

Pomfret School

Amy Graham – [email protected]

Address: 398 Pomfret Street, PO Box 128, Pomfret, CT 06258-0128


Inquiry Link: Pomfret School

Since its founding in 1894, Pomfret has focused on innovation and progressive thinking about what a great education should be. “If the next generation is to flourish in a changing world,” says Head of School Tim Richards, “we must prepare them wisely, differently, and well.” At Pomfret, we acknowledge and embrace the idea that education must evolve to meet the needs of a new age, and we are dedicated to preparing Generation Z with the knowledge, skills, and character they will need to thrive in the 21st century.

Yet, while change beckons, we remain grounded in tradition. A growing body of research confirms that our small student population, our commitment to knowing every student well, and our careful cultivation of an inclusive and intellectually curious community are the hallmarks of a transformational boarding school experience. Together, these twin forces of tradition and innovation are the cornerstones of The Pomfret Purpose.

Salisbury School

Peter Gilbert – [email protected]

Address: 251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, CT


Inquiry Link: Salisbury School

Salisbury is a boys’ school in northwestern Connecticut, two hours north of New York City. 94% of our 310 students board. We believe strongly in the value of a single-sex environment and “Doing Everything Right for Boys.” Honors level and advanced placement courses are available for students who seek a challenging curriculum. The Rudd Learning Center and additional academic support resources are available to students to balance a college preparatory experience; approximately 30% of our boys are enrolled in tutoring. As experts in educating boys, we combine opportunities to educate the whole boy in gender specific designed programs: project-based learning, arts, athletics, clubs, activities, lecture series, coed weekend activities and a residential life program. For 310 students, our facility is second to none; our academic and athletic facilities were built new or completely renovated in the last decades. Salisbury boys are confident, spirited, curious, loyal, gentlemen and brothers. We know our boys well and know well how to help them reach their potential.

South Kent School

Gonzalo Garcia-Pedroso – [email protected]

Address: 40 Bulls Bridge Road, South Kent, CT 06785


Inquiry Link: South Kent School

South Kent School, located in South Kent CT, is a small all boys school for grades 9-12 & Post Graduate. Guided by our mission, South Kent School’s academic, athletic, and student life programming work together to develop thriving young men. Using our contemporary expertise in male adolescent education, we are constantly evolving and adapting to ensure we are providing students with the skills and developing the character they will need to succeed in college and the world beyond.

Suffield Academy

Sean Atkins: [email protected]

Address: 185 North Main Street, Suffield, Connecticut 06078


Inquiry Link: Suffield Academy

Suffield Academy has a clear, intentional approach to secondary school education. We are guided by shared values of respect for others, hard work, honor, and kindness. I am exceptionally proud of our talented students and faculty, our gorgeous campus, and our commitment to common goals. Suffield’s mission guides our philosophy. It speaks to a tradition of academic excellence, respect for individual differences, and preparing for a lifetime of leadership and active citizenship. There is an emphasis here on helping students succeed and focusing on the distance they travel during their years on our campus. Our mission also speaks to the nature of our community—what it feels like to be at Suffield Academy. Our school combines challenging academics and high standards with an encouraging, supportive faculty. This intentional purpose has helped Suffield and our students thrive.

The Taft School

Missy Wolff – [email protected]

Address: 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, Connecticut 06795


Inquiry Link: The Taft School

Horace Dutton Taft founded our school in 1890 with a simple, yet compelling mission: To shape lives by educating the whole person. Today, Taft students are intellectually curious and socially aware. They are actively involved, dedicated to personal growth and excellence, driven by compassion, and committed to service. From 45 countries and 33 states, our 600 students are change agents, artists, athletes, and global citizens. The Admissions Committee seeks prospective students who will, in equal measure, embrace all that it means to be a Taft student—the rigors, the fun, the commitments, and the rewards.

Westminster School

Miles Bailey – [email protected]

Address: 995 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Connecticut 06070


Inquiry Link: Westminster School

Westminster School, in Simsbury, Connecticut is a diverse, close-knit community of 95 faculty and 400 students. The challenging academic program, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, prepares students in grades 9-12 and postgraduate for academic success and the rigors of college while cultivating in them a love of learning that becomes a lifelong habit.

Westminster School is a place where scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship and leadership thrive. Our core values – community, character, balance, involvement – and our commitment to excellence are the lifeblood of the School. Our motto – virtute et numine – by grit and grace – defines and distinguishes the experience, our community and our alumni.

As an independent, coeducational, secondary school, we demand high academic standards, participation in the arts and athletics, and a strong commitment to service for others. The unique combination of grit and grace is what makes Westminster people successful, on the Hill and beyond.

Westover School

David Tuttle – [email protected]

Address: 1237 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT 06762


Inquiry Link: Westover School

Westover School (CT) is a boarding/day school for 200 girls from 19 countries and 12 states. We prepare students for the challenges of the world, prepare them to attend the world’s best universities, and to live true lives of consequence. Programs of note: Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), a collaborative program with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Online School for Girls (OSG) provides course study beyond our curriculum such a multivariable calculus, AP psychology, and genetics; Global Exchanges in Australia, China, England, France, Japan, Jordan, Rwanda, Spain, South Africa, and volunteer experience in Kentucky; Investing in Girls (IIG) focuses on business and financial literacy, and a Museum Studies Internship through the Hill-Stead Museum in Connecticut. There are opportunities in sports, art, music, and dance, and leadership initiatives through the Rasin Center for Global Justice where girls connect to the curriculum on diversity, environmental studies, global exchanges, and community service.

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