American School for The Deaf 139 N Main St, West Hartford, CT06107 The American School for the Deaf, founded in 1817, is an internationally recognized institution that serves deaf and…More hard-of-hearing students from ages 3 to 21. Founded in 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, the school moved from its original building in Hartford to its stately grounds in West Hartford a few years later. The school embraces a Total Communication Philosophy that uses a variety of methods to assist communication, including English, American Sign Language, speech, auditory training and assistive devices. About 200 students attend the school, and about half of them live on campus. Students come from 84 Connecticut school districts, as well as from other states and other countries.
The Learning Incentive 139 N Main St, West Hartford, CT06107 The Learning Incentive is located at The American School for the Deaf. The day school is called the Ben Bronz Academy.…More It is for bright learning disabled students from grades 2 to 12. They learn organizational research skills and study skills.
In 1901, Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that children pass through universal phases of development, and she…More developed an approach to education based on those phases. This approach is still used today at the Montessori School of Greater Hartford, which is located in the Boatner Building behind the American School for the Deaf. The mission of the Montessori School of Greater Hartford is to "foster a strong foundation for confident, compassionate participation in the world by nurturing each child's unique gifts, passion for learning and independence. As a community we enrich families, live our diversity, and embody the Association Montessori Internationale's standards of excellence."
MSGH has four main programs: the Toddler Program for children aged 15 months to 3 years; the Primary Program, for 3- to 6-year-olds; the Lower Elementary Program for 6- to 9-year-olds; and the Upper Elementary Program for 9- to 12-year-olds.