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Learn about how Hartford Public Schools is reimagining the district in support of excellent Teaching & Learning, Family & Community Partnerships, School Climate & Culture, and Operational Effectiveness.

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Become a member of the Hartford Public Schools community. Find out how to enroll your student for school today! Contact us at 860-695-8876 or visit our Office of Enrollment and School Choice.

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Weekly Update from the Superintendent – March 5, 2021

Saturday, March 6: Free Virtual Dance Lessons for the Whole Family!

ICYMI: Press Conference to Announce Mass Vaccination for HPS Staff

Trinity Health Of New England Partners with Hartford Public Schools to Vaccinate Educators

HPS Kicks-off Read Across America at Naylor School

Parkville Community School Creates Song & Video about Math Tool Zearn

ICYMI: A Town Hall about the COVID-19 Vaccination: Myths and Facts

Free COVID-19 Testing Week of 3/8 – 3/15/21

Hartford Public Schools At-A-Glance*

* as of October 2020

About Us

Hartford Public Schools serves more than 17,500 PreK-12 students from Hartford and nearly 70 surrounding towns. We are one of the largest public school districts in Connecticut, with 39 schools, including 18 magnet schools.

We believe in our beautiful and capable students, high expectations, inclusiveness, collaboration, continuous improvement, and systemic accountability.

Click here to learn more about our District Model for Excellence, or click here to learn about our student enrollment process.

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District Schools

Parents should note that choosing an out-of-zone school may affect availability of school transportation. This program is administered by Hartford Public Schools.

Magnet Schools

There are magnet schools in each school zone. While the majority of students are from Hartford, this program is open to students from the Greater Hartford region.

School Choice Process

The most important thing to understand about school choice in Hartford is that all the participating schools are tuition free public schools with open enrollment.