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Watkinson School

Watkinson School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Watkinson School says

Watkinson School founded in 1881 is Hartford's only independent school. Serving approximately 250 students from over forty Connecticut towns in grades six through twelve, including The Academy at Watkinson a unique post graduate program. Watkinson is also a founding member of the Hartford independent schools initiative. Watkinson's mission is to develop in our students the power to shape their own lives and the world around them. Watkinson is a lead school for the Coalition of Essential Schools (www.essentialschools.org), one of only 5 schools to be so honored. The Coalition's ten common Principles form the daily basis of an outstanding education. At Watkinson, these principles are more than just good ideas, and the proof is in the statements we hear from our students.

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Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (860) 236-5618
Email
  John_Crosson@watkinson.org

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 244
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 19
7 28
8 37
9 40
10 47
11 30
12 43

Watkinson School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Watkinson School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 57% Male / 43% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 78%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Extracurriculars

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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