School Facts

Montessori Classroom

Type of School

We are a Montessori magnet school which is part of the Hartford Public School system. Montessori is “Education-for-Life”, promoting life-long learning! Montessori education has long been recognized around the world as a premier program committed to social reform and sustainability of the environment. The Montessori Method is taught in 22,000 schools and 125 countries.

Program Start Up

In 2009 our Montessori program started with two Primary classrooms housed in Moylan School.  Our program was established as a Hartford Magnet School on July 1, 2013.  The program grew to include Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms.  Montessori Magnet's Primary classrooms were located at Moylan School and Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms were located at McDonough Middle School. For the 2018-2019 school year, all Primary, Lower and Upper Elementary students were joined together under one roof in the Batchelder building at 757 New Britain Avenue.

Accreditation

Montessori Magnet seeks "recognition" through AMI/USA, an acknowledgment of the highest quality program implementation at both primary and elementary levels, AMI/USA recognition confirms that we function under the guidelines and standards of the Association Montessori Internationale (Amsterdam).

Location

757 New Britain Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

Facilities

At our Batchelder campus we have 7 Primary classrooms, 5 Lower Elementary classrooms, 3 Upper Elementary classrooms and a main office.  Additionally, students, staff and parents enjoy our Family Resource Media Center, playground and garden beds. For the childrens' specials we have a gym, auditorium, music room, computer lab and cafeteria.

Enrollment

2018-2019 enrollment is approximately 350 students.

Grades

Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) to Grade 6.

School Contact

Montessori Magnet Main Office number is 860-695-2600.

School Calendar

The final version of the school calendar is available here: 2017-2018 School Calendar

Hours

Primary PK3 8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Primary PK4 8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. or 8:15 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. (transition begins at 3:15 p.m.)
PK4-6th 8:15 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. (transition begins 3:15 p.m.)

Busing 

Hartford Residents: Kindergarten level students and above
Transportation is provided by Hartford Public Schools Transportation Department.
Hotline: (860) 695-8547
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Website: https://www.hartfordschools.org/transportation/

Suburban Residents: Kindergarten level students and above 
Transportation is provided by CREC Transportation.
General Number: (860) 524-4077
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Uniforms

  • The uniform is navy blue POLO – short or long sleeves, KHAKI shorts, pants, jumper or skort.
  • We do not use our school logo on our uniforms.
  • Cold weather classroom clothing (SWEATERS) must be solid navy blue.
  • Uniforms for trade are available in the main office.

Diversity

Montessori Magnet students are from Hartford and from 36 surrounding towns and cities resulting in an excellent student enrollment across races, ethnicities and the economic spectrum.

Faculty/Staff

Montessori Magnet has 15 classrooms, each with a Guide and an Assistant. We also have additional support staff including, but not limited to, a Social Worker, Reading Coach, Common Core Coach, Reading Tutor and an English Language Learner teacher.
 
15 Classroom teachers (Guides) - All Guides hold CT teacher educator certification, as well as Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diplomas at the student level with whom they work.
Principal - The Principal holds CT teacher educator certification in Reading and Language Arts and Elementary Education, CT school administration, as well as an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary diploma.
Montessori Magnet is staffed with support personnel to meet AMI standards. Classroom assistants hold at least an associate’s degree and AMI training. A School & Family Support Provider assists families. 
 

Arts

All classroom teachers are trained in the Montessori music curriculum. Additionally, Montessori Magnet partners with Hartford Performs through a Hartford Public Schools arts grant. Through Hartford Performs, practicing artists lead students through a range of art experiences, including puppetry, storytelling, dance, drama and musical instrument work. Efforts are made to integrate arts experiences during the work cycle. Additionally, Montessori Magnet employs full-time music and art teachers.

Technology

Student Apple computer laptop access is available at the elementary level.
 
Non-discrimination/Title IX
The Board of Education complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting the exclusion of any person from any of its educational programs or activities or the denial to any person of the benefits of any of its educational programs or activities because of race, creed, color national origin, ancestry sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, marital status, age or disability subject to the conditions and limitation established by law. 
The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:
 
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 
Building Title IX Coordinator
Anthony Kydd 
Dean of Students
860-695-2607
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District Title IX Coordinators:
Natasha Banks
Director of Human Resources – Office of Talent Management
(860) 695-8618
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Joanne Tremblay-Jackson
Director of Student Support Services – Special Education Department
(860) 695-8725 
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Click here to go to the Hartford Public Schools Non-discrimination page for additional information.
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