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

Providing all students with high expectations, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, and dynamic teaching in order for them to realize their potential is the central goal of the West Hartford Public Schools’ commitment to continuous improvement. 

The purpose of the Equity and Diversity Council (EDC) is to support and sustain a diverse educational community that is inclusive and equitable by examining, developing, and improving systemic practices, programs, and policies.

Town Hall Legislative Chamber
Town Hall Legislative Chamber
Town Hall Legislative Chamber
Town Hall Legislative Chamber
Town Hall Legislative Chamber

exceptional public schools 

Time/Money Magazine ranked the top small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, and West Hartford was the only town in the state to make the top 50. 

Sports

Promoting values, contributing positively to the overall climate of the schools and community, developing respect for others, fostering positive growth and development, offering an equal opportunity for participation, and promoting personal improvement and excellence, Athletics at WHPS are so much fun!

Top high schools

Our high schools are ranked in the top 15 in the state, and in the top 3 percent nationally in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the country’s public high schools!

Community for Music Education

West Hartford Public Schools’ music department is recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the National Association of Music Merchants.

Outstanding Faculty

The outstanding faculty of WHPS includes the CT Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, CT Teacher of the Year, the National Social Studies Teacher of the Year, the CT Assistant Principal of the Year, and the CT Elementary Principal of the Year.

Every child can learn

The teachers, administrators, and support staff of the West Hartford Public Schools are driven by our Mission Framework and District Goals to ensure that our students experience high expectations, dynamic teaching, and a rigorous and relevant curriculum.

heart

16

of the top schools in Connecticut & the Nation!

Top High Schools in CT & Nation

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 20,500 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

U.S. News & World Report Article

trophy

70+

languages represented in our school system

Our schools are a tapestry of cultures and ethnicities, with over 70 languages represented in our school system.

Our students have had opportunities to travel to Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia as part of their educational program.

World Languages

flask

2

Magnet Schools

Charter Oak International Academy and Florence E. Smith STEM 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. Families find that the magnet schools encourage their children to think more creatively and independently.

More about our Magnet Schools

graduation cap

1

West Hartford is the Only Connecticut Town in Time/Money’s ‘Best Places to Live 2018’!

Community collaboration and service are important to us

West Hartford is a wonderful town with strengths beyond just its education system!

The article