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Encyclopedia > Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School
Religious affiliation None
Headmisstress M. Burch Tracy Ford
Location Farmington, CT, USA
Campus Township, 55 acres
Faculty 53
Student:teacher
ratio
8:1
Average SAT
scores (2007)
1863
Athletics 29 Interscholastic Sports
Color(s) Green, white and black
Mascot None; the Fighting Daisy is often mistakenly cited and much beloved as an unofficial mascot by many students
Homepage www.missporters.org

Miss Porter's School, sometimes simply referred to as "Farmington," is a preparatory school for girls, located in Farmington, Connecticut. It was founded by education reformer Sarah Porter in 1843, with an eye to educating young women of the Eastern seaboard. Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... Sarah Porter (August 17, 1813–February 18, 1900) was the American educator who founded Miss Porters School for Girls. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Categories: US geography stubs ...

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History

Sarah Porter (August 17, 1813February 18, 1900) was the American educator who founded Miss Porter's School for Girls. She was born in Farmington, Connecticut to Congregational minister and famed preacher, the Rev. Noah Porter (1781-1866) and his wife, Mehitable "Hetty" Meigs Porter (1786-1874). She was educated at Farmington Academy and, uncharacteristically for women of the time, studied privately with Yale College professors. She taught in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, and returned to Connecticut in the 1840s to found a female counterpart to Simeon Hart's Academy for Boys. Initially she had only 25 students, but because of the school's expansive curriculum, including the sciences as well as the humanities, the daughters of the affluent soon made it their school of choice, and MPS quickly expanded. Porter was an opponent of women's suffrage but promoted other legal reforms for women. She was a serious, life-long scholar who spoke four languages and learned Hebrew in her 80s. Sarah Porter (August 17, 1813–February 18, 1900) was the American educator who founded Miss Porters School for Girls. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... The term womens suffrage refers to an economic and political reform movement aimed at extending suffrage — the right to vote — to women. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ...


Sarah Porter's older brother, Noah Porter, was President of Yale College from 1871 to 1886. Noah Porter (December 14, 1811 - March 14, 1892), American educationalist and philosophical writer, was born in Farmington, Connecticut. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ...


Miss Porter's School, still located in Farmington, today continues to operate as a private college preparatory school for ladies. Farmington is the name of some places in the United States of America: Farmington, Arkansas Farmington, California Farmington, Connecticut Farmington, Delaware Farmington, Illinois Farmington, Iowa Farmington, Kentucky Farmington, Maine Farmington, Michigan Farmington, Minnesota Farmington, Mississippi Farmington, Missouri Farmington, New Hampshire Farmington, New Mexico Farmington, New York Farmington, Pennsylvania Farmington, Utah...

Main Building
Main Building

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School endowment

The endowment is currently at a market value of $95 million. On September 20, 2005, Miss Porter's launched a new campaign, Moonbeams Over Manhattan. The intention is to increase the school's endowment to $100 million. is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Miss Porter's Library

Athletics

Fall Interscholastics

Winter Interscholastics The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Sports Cross-country running, a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain Cross-country skiing, a winter sport for skiing Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... This article is about the sport. ...

Spring Interscholastics This article is about the sport. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... This article concentrates on human swimming. ...

CREW (acronym) may refer to: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Concurrent Read Exclusive Write, access model for Parallel Random Access Machine Coherent Radiation Emission Weapon, see Directed-energy weapon, Coined by Ian M Banks Category: ... This article is about the sport. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...

Notable alumnae

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Miss Porter's slang and jargon

  • Ancient - Alumna
  • Big-D - Formal Dress
  • Congo - Congregational Church used as a meeting house
  • Daisy - Daisy Cafe
  • Day Studs - Day Students
  • Little-D - Semi-Formal Dress
  • Milk Lunch - Morning Break
  • The Keepers - Keepers of Tradition (Once known as the "Terrible Ten;" reinstated as "The Oprishniki," changed to "Keepers" in 2005)
  • P.C. - Physical Conditioning Sports Class
  • Prescott - Visiting Speaker Program sponsored by The Prescott Fund
  • Salma - Salmagundy, School Newspaper
  • Sit-Down Dinner - Semi-Formal Dinner
  • Traditions - Events designed to welcome students and bring them into the community and to bid seniors farewell as they leave Miss Porter's
  • Old Girl - Students that have attended the school for more than 1 year
  • New Girl - Students that have attended the school for less than 1 year
  • K-Telle - Crazy dress, including as many bright colors, sequins, and bold patterns mixed together as possible - an element of tradition.
  • Haggis Baggis-School magazine that features artworks of the students such as fiction stories and paintings.
  • Wilkie Bilkie-Similar to a prescott, an annual school gathering where an artist comes to speak to the students.
  • The Nonie-The area outside the theater where school dances were formally held (They are now held in the gym)
  • Olin-The Science, Math, and Arts building

Miss Porter's in fiction

  • In the movie Holiday, the lead female, played by Katherine Hepburn, went to Miss Porter's.
  • In the movie Mona Lisa Smile, the record for Joan (played by Julia Stiles) shows that she attended Miss Porter's though the record incorrectly locates the School in Pennsylvania.
  • In the movie, The Skulls, the lead female went to Miss Porter's.
  • In the musical Rent, one of the leads, Harvard-educated lesbian lawyer Joanne, attended and learned to tango with the French ambassador's daughter in her dorm room at Miss Porter's.
  • In the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Buffy's mother thinks it would be best to send Buffy away to school, she picks up an application to Miss Porter's. Buffy incorrectly believes it is a Catholic girls school.
  • In the television series Dynasty Blake Carrington's headstrong daughter Fallon Carrington (Pamela Sue Martin) is a graduate of Miss Porter's.

Holiday is a 1938 remake of the 1930 film of the same name—a romantic comedy which tells the story of a playboy who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancées family. ... Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 film that was produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, and starring Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Stiles. ... Julia OHara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. ... The Skulls was a 2000 film starring Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, and Leslie Bibb; and directed by Rob Cohen. ... Rent is an American Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... Pamela Sue Martin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Miss Porter's School - Student Review #1 (1450 words)
Though Miss Porters is sometimes thought of as an upper class school in which girls learn manners and such, Miss Porters is very diverse and the school does not focus on making young women be "perfect." Instead, it teaches the importance of being a part of a working community.
Miss Porter's school has outstanding art teachers who push you to be creative and take advantage of the beautiful campus and see everything through an artist's eye.
Miss Porters students create clubs that are mostly all approved and set to work as soon as possible.
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