Summer Programs

Our middle school Summer Programs are designed to provide middle school girls (current 5th through 8th graders) with the opportunity to experience the Porter’s academic, artistic, athletic, and residential curriculum. Girls will also experience the Porter’s community while learning lifelong leadership skills from the leader in girls’ education. Girls thrive in our supportive and collaborative environment where curiosity and confidence are encouraged, and they complete their programs with greater understanding of all they can accomplish as informed, bold, resourceful, ethical, global citizens.

Summer Programs Requirements

Programs fill on a first-come first-serve basis. International students are required to submit a TOEFL score and schedule a Skype interview with Lauren Bahre prior to registering for all programs other than Global Language and Leadership Institute (GLLI). For GLLI, only a Skype interview is required.

Payment must be made to reserve a space at the time of registration in a program through check or credit card. All payments made after June 15 are non-refundable. Limited scholarships are available. Please apply here.

For more information, please contact Lauren Bahre '09, Director of Summer Programs, at or 860-409-3679.


Sarah Porter Leadership Institute (SPLI) Series

Sunday, July 11 - Saturday, July 31

Porter's graduates have the vision, determination, character, and capacity to shape a changing world. The Sarah Porter Leadership Institute (SPLI) offers middle school girls opportunities to learn, practice, and hone the necessary skills to be strong leaders. Each day, girls will encounter exciting challenges to facilitate discovery of their personal leadership styles. Activities focus on problem-solving, skill development, teamwork, and trust. Guest speakers, community service, and a visit to a ropes course provide forums for personal reflection and goal setting. Upon completion of SPLI Level One, girls will gain more extensive leadership experience in Level Two as they learn to participate both as team members and as leaders to resolve conflicts, solve problems, and take risks. Finally, in order to lead well, one must know the strengths of their own mind, body and soul. The third week of this series, Leading Well, is a holistic curriculum that teaches middle school girls to be self-aware, empathetic, and globally competent. Through a series of seminars, workshops, and field trips with community leaders, Leading Well exposes campers to developmentally appropriate tenets of leadership; diversity, equity, and inclusion; global citizenship; and health and wellness.

Cost: $5,000

Global Language and Leadership Institute (GLLI)

Sunday, July 11 - Saturday, July 31

Porter's invites international middle school girls to participate in a three-week immersion program. GLLI prepares girls for the demands of a rigorous American preparatory school by providing instruction on culture and communication, leadership training, and the application process. The program includes courses focused on language learning and preparation for the rigorous independent school environment. The afternoon and evening programs immerse girls in the culture of an American boarding school through leadership workshops, experiential field trips, recreational opportunities, and a robust residential program. Girls are fully incorporated into Porter's Summer Programs through camp-wide social and cultural activities as well as exclusive virtual and in-person field trips that explore Miss Porter's School's beautiful and historic location in New England.

Cost: $7,000

The Institute for Policy, Research, and Innovation

Sunday, July 11 - Saturday, July 31

In the Institute for Global Change-Makers series, campers will experience a week of each of Porter’s signature certificate programs - Global Studies; Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship; and Science Research. The theme for the series will be climate, allowing students to explore the many facets of one of the world’s most pressing issues. Students will develop cross-cultural knowledge and communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically about global environmental change with a deeper understanding of the interconnected and interdependent nature of our world. They will learn about and become social entrepreneurs, utilizing technology and innovation to address climate questions, and provide solutions to these complex problems that can make a positive contribution to the world. Campers in this innovative program will participate in exciting interactive activities, labs, and hands-on research, and they will develop skills such as creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking while being exposed to eye-opening on-site field trips and talks from mentors and successful professionals. Girls who complete the program will have a strong understanding of global issues including climate change and environmental studies, enhanced skills for success, and a completed project that they can discuss in future school applications.

Cost: $5,000


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