Winsor School Winsor School

The Winsor School is an independent day school for academically promising girls in grades 5-12. Located in Boston’s Longwood Medical area, the school mirrors its vibrant urban setting. Its superb faculty encourages girls to think logically, creatively and compassionately – and to think for themselves. As a community, Winsor cherishes integrity and generosity of spirit and its mission underscores a commitment to diversity and global responsibility. The school’s small size means girls build lasting friendships, and it encourages each girl to realize her own uniqueness and promise.

The Lower School comprises grades 5 through 8. In this supportive environment, teachers foster natural curiosity through active, hands-on lessons. Winsor’s Upper School is an energetic learning community of 9th through 12th graders. Facilities include a multimedia language lab, three computer labs, three art studios and eight science labs. Special programs augment academics, ranging from global exchanges to a summer science internship program to culminating Independent Learning Experiences. Winsor wants girls to thrive, and helps them become their best selves through a coordinated system of wellness, counseling and academic support.

At Winsor, girls approach cocurricular activities passionately, and have won national honors in crew, debate, engineering, and choral competitions. Winsor offers teams in 14 sports and has more than 30 clubs. Girls also work with boys from Belmont Hill and The Roxbury Latin Schools on coordinated drama, music, and newspaper activities.

The majority of students go on to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. Experienced college counselors guide and support girls through the process. In the last five years, the students’ most common college choices were Harvard, Brown, Boston College, Columbia, MIT, Amherst, George Washington, Wesleyan and Yale.

While college is the next step for graduates, Winsor prepares young women not only for college but for life. The lives of alumnae are the true measure of the school’s strength. One hundred and twenty five years after its founding, the school holds firm to a vision of preparing girls to see their futures as open to boundless possibilities.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Girls Grades 5-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full AddressPilgrim Rd, Boston, MA 02215
Year Established1886
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$37,100; estimated extras $600
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded108
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$3,000,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, French, Latin, Physics B, Physics C, Spanish
Accredited ByNEASC
Interscholastic Girls' SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross-country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School51
Most Common Graduate DestinationsHarvard, Boston Col, Vanderbilt, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT660-740
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT650-740
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT700-790


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$45
New Students74
Percentage of Applicants Accepted20
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)70
Tests Used for AdmissionISEE, SSAT


AdministratorRachel Friis Stettler
Administrator's TitleDirector
In Office Since2004
Administrator's CredentialsAB, Princeton Univ, MA, New School for Social Research
Director(s) of AdmissionsPamela Parks McLaurin, Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment430
Day Students430
Average Class Size13
Student-Faculty Ratio7:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty70
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)88
Male Teaching Faculty12
Female Teaching Faculty58
Faculty EthnicityWhite 86%, Latino 4%, African-American 4%, Asian 6%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage7
Buildings on Campus2
Facilities Value$14,000,000
Endowment Value$50,500,000
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