Why consider a magnet school?
West Hartford’s two magnet elementary schools begin with the same comprehensive curriculum standards as neighborhood schools, but enrich the student experience with an inquiry-based teaching and learning model. Many families find that the inquiry-based model encourages children to think more creatively and independently.
Our magnet schools each embrace a specific learning theme. Charter Oak International Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program that encourages students to take action on local and global issues. Florence E. Smith STEM School emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math.
If you feel your child would thrive in one of the West Hartford School System’s magnet school environments, we encourage you to explore the full range of options available.
The application deadline was Thursday, March 8, 2018.