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Burns Latino Studies Academy

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: Burns
School Phone: (860) 695-2980
Grades Served: PK-5
Type: District
Theme: Latino Studies
Principal's Name: Victor Cristofaro
Principal's Email:
The Burns Latino Studies Academy is a community school in an urban setting, serving students in grades Pre-K through 8. As a community school, the Burns Latino Studies Academy provides academics, enrichment activities, and community services for students and families in the school and community. Four key elements of the academic component of the school are: (1) provide students with a rich, dynamic curriculum that applies learning experiences within a global context, focusing on Latin America, (2) provide students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by interacting with dignitaries and visitors from other countries, (3) fully engage students in field studies that take them beyond the school into the community, and (4) provide studies in a second language. The teachers will implement these four elements through curriculum alignment with the Common Core Standards and the Latino Studies theme.
Special Features and Highlights
• Latino studies theme
• Community School
• Partnerships with The Village for Families and Children, World Affairs Council, Billings Forge, Inner City Outings, City of Hartford Parks & Recreation
• Community garden
• Parent workshops
• 11-month kindergarten
• Middle school schedule for grades 6 to 8
• Youth homelessness coordinator on site
• Online report cards with PowerSchool
Special Points
Community School - Lead Agency: Compass Youth Collaborative
Elizabeth Giannetta, Community School Director, 860-695-3024
What People Are Saying
Students Say : "I am excited about next year!" --Julianna Ortiz, 7th grader
Parents Say : "As a member of the School Governance Council, I think the future of Burns is bright. There is a dedicated group of individuals who are ready to work as a team to provide a first class education to the children in our neighborhood and beyond." --Carlos Morales, parent of a 5th grader
Teachers Say : "We are excited about the opportunity to immerse our students in a rich curriculum that capitalizes on the strength of Latino Studies and uses the many community based resources available to provide real-world learning experiences for our children." --Victoria Shears, 4th Grade Teacher
Zone: 3
Before Care: no
After School: yes
After School Programs:

COMPASS after school program, middle school sports program, after school tutoring, Saturday hikes with Inner City Outings, and other activities to come...

195 Putnam Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Hours: 8:15 am- 3:25 pm

Pre-K - Grade 8:
• Royal blue polo shirt
• Navy blue pants (no jeans)

Languages Taught:

Bilingual classrooms, no world languages

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