Summer On-Campus Program
Shaping a Changing World:
Girls as Scientists, Social Entrepreneurs, Artists, Activists, and Leaders
July 12th to August 6th, 2021
The world must change and fortunately THE FUTURE IS FEMALE.
Day student program on the beautiful Miss Porter's School Campus in Farmington, CT
In this four week, interdisciplinary program for day students, young women will be inspired and empowered to become leaders and change-makers and will be given the tools to help solve the pressing problems facing the world. Students will engage with the Miss Porter’s faculty and experts in the field as they learn about the following four challenges faced by our world today:
Alongside these studies, students will work through core modules on topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, design thinking, ethics, and activism in order to develop necessary skills needed to make change in one of the four challenges.
During the second stage of the program, students will do a deep dive into one of the four challenges they have studied and then design, workshop, and prepare to launch their own social enterprise aimed at addressing a problem in their chosen area. Students will build and present a working model or prototype of their solutions, and ultimately pitch their proposed social enterprise to a panel of experts.
In addition to this main course of study students will work on small-group projects addressing a single strand, in which they will consult directly with experts in their fields, and with whom they will share their final work. Final projects may be based on:
Our program focuses on providing inspiring, hands-on experiences with a unique integrated approach to STEM and the humanities through an interdisciplinary lens that reflects the truly interconnected nature of our world.
Day Student Program
During the four week program, students will have the opportunity to spend five days a week on our beautiful campus, which blends the charm of old New England architecture and design with modern amenities and comforts that create a welcoming environment and a sense of home. The use of our state of the art facilities will be integrated into the student academic experience, including but not limited to our Innovation Lab and outdoor Material Sciences Lab.
While the future is promising with the development, approval, and distribution of several COVID-19 vaccines, we will implement our proven and successful COVID-19 opening plan and protocols for our On Campus Summer Program. To minimize risk, our dining hall will be closed and students will be required to bring a packed lunch. Throughout the duration of this day student program, all students, faculty and staff will adhere to all ancillary health and safety routines including physical distancing, masks, and hygiene.
Admission is by application only and will remain open until the program is filled or by June 15th. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee payable by credit card. Once accepted into the program, full payment or a non-refundable $1500 deposit must be made to reserve a space at the time of registration. Full tuition is due by June 15th and there will be no refund on tuition after June 15th. If your child is declared medically unfit to participate in the program by a doctor after June15th or during the program, Miss Porter’s School will issue you a prorated refund.
For more information, please contact Sophie Paris, Director of Porter’s Global, at