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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


128 Sedgwick Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-570-6501
Fax: 860-521-7502

Andrew Clapsaddle, Principal 

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School Counselors

School Counseling Survey


Grade 6
Ms. Sandra Lopez

Grade 7
Mr. Bob Lorenzo

Grade 8
Mrs. Maxine Smith

School Counseling Supervisor
Ed D'Addio

School Counseling Secretary
Mrs. Sue Smith

Role of the Middle School Counselor

School counselors provide individual and group counseling, teach developmental lessons to promote the social/emotional, career and academic growth of students, and act as a resource for students, staff, guardians, and the school community.

Mission of the School Counseling Program

The West Hartford School Counseling Program is based on the belief that every student is important and unique. Our mission is to guide all students toward the best possible educational opportunities in a supportive environment while promoting an understanding of self and others. School counselors strive to provide students with the necessary skills to become productive and healthy citizens. The School Counseling Program is developmental by design, focusing on needs, interests, and issues related to various stages of student growth in three domains: personal/social, academic, and career/post-secondary planning. School Counselors are here to support all students to succeed in school.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school counselor with any questions or concerns that may arise during the school year.

5th to 6th Grade Transition Timeline

5th Grade to 6th Grade Transition Events and Timeline


Parents can register their child on-line for music, world language, and QuEST (if applicable) at:



Click on the link below and turn in a completed copy to your child's 5th grade teacher:

Course Selection Form

5th to 6th Grade Orientation for Parents and Students


5th Grade classes visit Sedgwick for an hour long information session and tour of the school.

See the slide show here.

Sedgwick counselors meet with all 5th grade teachers to discuss incoming students.

5th grade parents can contact school counselors with questions at any time.

8th to 9th Grade Transition

Upcoming Events


  • January 2018
    • WedJan17 Pops Concert @ SMS 7:00-8:00PM
    • WedJan24 Grade 8 Parent Night @ Conard 7:00PM
    • WedJan31 Grade 8 Parent Night @ Conard (RAIN DATE)
  • February 2018
    • MonFeb12 PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00PM

School News


West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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