West Hartford Public Schools serves approximately 10,000 students in a system that ranks highly among Connecticut…More school districts. With a diverse population that includes speakers of about 70 languages, the district comprises 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. It employs about 1,700 people and operates on a budget of about $125 million. In addition to its 16 traditional schools, the district operates continuing and summer education programs, the Early Learning Center at Whiting Lane School, the REACH alternative high school and the HANOC After-School Homework Center.
Administrative offices for the school system are located in Town Hall. The Superintendent of Schools is Dr. Karen L. List.
University of Hartford Magnet School 196 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT06117 The University of Hartford Magnet School is located on the University of Hartford campus. They share…More facilities, programs and staff with many divisions of the University and the neighboring schools within University Park. The University of Hartford Magnet School consists of the Early Childhood Learning Center for preschool students, the Family Wellness Center, with licensed clinic and parent support program, and a teaching lab for early childhood and elementary education college students. Their mission is to ensure that all students meet high standards and develop their full potential in traditional and expanded academic areas. It is a multi-faceted educational facility focused on individual learning styles and strengths that brings urban and suburban children, families and faculty together to form a diverse, innovative learning community. The program is run by Principal Elaina Brachman.
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.
Richard Patrissi, Consultant 39 Ringgold St, West Hartford, CT06119 "The Park Road Parade is a true representation of all that is good in West Hartford," Mr. Patrissi said. Mr. Patrissi…More and Renee McCue are the organizers for the Park Road Parade. The 12th annual parade was held on a beautiful day in October, October 2, 2010. It begins at Ringgold Street and ends at South Quaker Lane. They had 12 bands, dancers, clowns, floats, antique cars, dogs, mascots, color guards and more. Some of the groups feachured were The Colchester Continental Fife & Drum, Colonel John Chester Fire and Drum Corps., Conard High 9th Graders & Sedgwick Middle School 8th Graders combined band, Connecticut Patriots Ancient Fife & Drum, Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band, Manchester Regional Police & Fire Pipe Band, Rob the Drummer, Sphinx Shriner Band, University of Hartford's Steel Drum Band, Washington Park Junior Drum Corps, and the Windsor Fife & Drum, and more. It started as a celebration to a two-year road reconstruction and beautification project bonding businesses and residents, in 1998. It is a celebration of the neighborhood: its diversity of people, businesses and culture.