Watkinson School

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180 Bloomfield Ave

Hartford, CT 06105

(860) 236-5618

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Grades: 6 - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 250

Students Per Teacher: 4

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13 Parent Reviews for Watkinson School

Well, Watkinson is a great school, but if you are looking to go to a school away from cliques, this is not the place. There is still bullying. Anyway it is okay and go if you want.

Posted by a other on 07/02/13

I am a senior at watkinson and I have had my ups and downs with the school. Sure, I have faced challenges making friends and with a few of the teachers, but to be honest, most of my problems at watkinson were my fault. Once i decided to break out of my shell, I met the most wonderful people imaginable. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/27/10

As an alumnus from the 1970's who can both look back with reflection, as well as assess the school as a current supporter and as a parent (in another area) my still unchanged view about this school/community is that it is very much organized, to an unusual extent, around the student--and is very progressive ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/12/10

Watkinson's mission is "Giving students the power to shape their lives and world around them." They live this mission everyday by guiding students, teaching them, and learning from them. By showing the students respect in the course of learning, they model the power of interactive learning opportunities. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/17/10

This is my first year at Watkinson. I have not totally enjoyed the experience so far. Coming from a public school, i have had probably triple the amount of homework. I almost don't have a life outside of school. i get home so late now (5:15pm- glastonbury bus) and have commitments which i cannot get ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/03/09

Watkinson is an exceptional school. Every student is accepted and valued as an individual. We have watched our child blossom in just a few short months, academically, socially and emotionally. Worth every penny of tuition and every mile of the commute.

Posted by a parent on 11/11/09

I moved to Watkinson after being at one of the many conservative, uncaring, and conformist schools in Connecticut. Like any school, Watkinson has a few problems. But have never met such a welcoming group of people. The classes are interesting and there is encouragement by not only teachers, but students, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/19/09

I'm a student at Watkinson now and coming from a nearby prep school, I could not enjoy it more. My teachers are both adaptive to learning styles yet firm in their curriculum. I do believe I'm getting a quality of education that exceeds some of the larger, more publicized private schools. I have high ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/26/08

As a parent of a current HS student I could not be happier. The student body is much more diverse than most New England Prep Schools when comparing size, and its honors classes are challinging. All teachers have been excellent so far. Homework is on par with the more difficult public schools in the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/30/07

Watkinson is a school for alternative lifestyle families looking for broad acceptance and nurturing environment, but academics are marginal. Wat has an exceedingly liberal view of lifestyle/ student behavior and is closed to parental feedback that is remotely different. Thus, parental involvement is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/06

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Hartford schools — Watkinson School is located at 180 Bloomfield Ave, Hartford CT 06105. 180 Bloomfield Ave is in the 06105 ZIP code in Hartford, CT Watkinson School is a Private school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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