About Sedgwick Middle School
Welcome to the Sedgwick Middle School website. Sedgwick has a rich history and is one of the oldest school buildings in West Hartford. Sedgwick Middle School was opened in 1931 as a combination junior high school (in the west wing) and elementary school (in the east wing). The school was named for William Thompson Sedgwick. Born in West Hartford in 1855, Sedgwick, a bacteriologist and educator, was an authority on public health who taught biology at M.I.T. from 1883 until his death in 1921. In 1956, the elementary school moved out and Sedgwick became exclusively a junior high for grades 7, 8 and 9. In 1979, the 9th grade moved to Conard High School and Sedgwick became a middle school. Grade 6 was moved to Sedgwick in 1979. A rear wing was added in 1989-1990 and grade 6 was moved to Sedgwick. The library was expanded in 2001 and another wing constructed in 2003. The original building, designed by architect Russell Barker, is recognized as one of Connecticut’s historic Art Deco buildings. Today over 900 students attend Sedgwick in grades 6, 7 and 8 organized into grade level teams of approximately 100 to 115 students each. In addition to a strong academic and Unified Arts curriculum, opportunities exist for students to participate in after school sports, interesting club activities and homework centers.