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Capital Preparatory Magnet School

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: Capital Prep
School Phone: (860) 695-9800
Grades Served: PK3-12
Type: Magnet
Theme: College Prep, Magnet
Principal's Name: Kitsia Ferguson
Principal's Email:

The Capital Preparatory Magnet School is an 11-month Pre-K through Grade 12 school. Its college preparatory environment is wrapped around a Social Justice theme that is integrated into the rigorous curriculum and instruction experience. Capital Prep boasts on the promise of 100% college admittance for each graduating senior. High expectations for academics and behavior are rooted in the five learner expectations to: Collaborators, Problem Solvers, Researchers, Empathetic Citizens, and Pillars of Knowledge. Classes at Capital Prep are taught at the honors level and focus on project-based learning experiences. Course offerings include gifted, Advanced Placement, college courses, internships, and international travel experiences. Capital Prep has previously been named one of the best schools in America by U.S. News & World Report and a host of other media outlets.


  • Very competitive athletic program with state championships in Girls’ Varsity Basketball (2013, 2014, 2015),
  • Varsity Football (2014) and Cross Country (2013); more sports than any other area magnet school
  • State of CT Science Fair winners in grades K, 1, 2, and 4
  • Advisory system to help parents navigate the environment and expectations while being the champion for their advisees
  • Partnership with Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for all grades

Special Features and Highlights

• Voted one of “America’s Best High Schools” by US News & World Report

• Frequently featured on CNN and other big national media outlets

• Partnership with Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

• Gifted and Talented curriculum for PK 3 – Grade 5 Program

• College Prep curriculum for middle and high school

• Students take college classes

• Rigorous academic experience

• Performing arts partnership with Hartford Stage

• Great sports teams: Tennis, basketball, track, golf, crew, lacrosse, soccer, baseball and softball

Enrich your Child’s Education with Diversity, Empowerment and Critical Thinking

Capital Preparatory provides an opportunity for students in grades PK through 12 to expand their minds and become agents of change in today’s challenging world.  At Capital Prep, we are committed to providing a safe, diverse environment for our students to develop their character, become problem solvers, and prepare for a successful college experience through a rigorous college-prep curriculum.  In fact, 100% of our graduating seniors are accepted into 4-year colleges and universities!

Capital Prep is one of many educational options that are available for your student.  Be sure to explore all of the possibilities so you make the right choice!  We will be hosting Virtual Fairs for our schools December 7 – 11 as well as January 25 -29.  Look for more information coming soon.   As a reminder, the application period runs from December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021.  Read more about all of your available choices here:

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What People Are Saying

Students Say : We have a school that’s designed to send all our students to college.
Parents Say : “It’s difficult for some people to buy into the idea that one particular teacher or class or school can ultimately change the trajectory of a child’s future, but not for me. I have witnessed it in the lives of my three children. Capital Prep is so much more than a school. It’s a family of busy, creative, community-minded, caring individuals that recognize the strength in teamwork and the rewards of challenging themselves to be a little bit greater every day.”
- Jamie Tardif, parent from East Windsor
Teachers Say : “Capital Prep adds value to children’s lives every day and helps maximize their potential.”

Zone: 2
Before Care: no
After School: yes
School Contact Name: Ronald Hawkins, Director of Community Relations
1304 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 2:50 pm, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Elementary school students wear a grey sweater vest, crested shirt, khaki pants or khaki skort
Middle school students wear a navy sweater vest, crested shirt and khakis
High school students wear blazers, a crested shirt and khakis

Languages Taught:

Spanish, 6-12

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