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Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly

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Basic Information
School Nickname: Simpson-Waverly
School Phone: (860) 695-5160
Grades Served: PK4-8
Type: District
Theme: Arts Integration
Principal's Name: Leoanardo Watson
Principal's Email:
As part of Hartford Performs, Simpson-Waverly integrates the Arts into the curriculum. In addition to the various artists that assist our students with dramatic performances and dances, our students are exposed to  cultural events at the Wadsworth Athenaeum and performances at the Bushnell.
As a neighborhood school that operates as a Professional Learning Community, our parents, teachers, and administrators work together to improve academic achievement in students. Our students learn and apply researched-based reading and math strategies. We have a 2 ½ hour uninterrupted Language Arts block. The instructional focus for the entire school is small groups in Reading, Math, Writing. and Social Sciences (science and social studies).
Special Features and Highlights
Simpson-Waverly is a neighborhood PBIS (Positive Behavior Support) school that promotes a family-friendly, enriched learning environment for teachers, parents, students, and administration. We have an Arts Integration Program that connects our scholars with various disciplines including, music, dance, and visual arts. We have many links to Community Partnerships with the Adopt a School Program – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Hands on Hartford, Bible Way Temple Nation Church, and The Links of Farmington Valley.Among the recognition we have received are:
• Blue Ribbon School 2003
• Safe Harbor School 2008
• Rising Star School 2008–2009
• Rising Star School 2011–2012
Special Points
Affirmation of our Student Creed recited by our scholars each morning to the entire school community along with our G.R.E.A.T. Expectations.• High expectations of both academic and social development of our scholars.
• Arts Integration including our School Choir – SWGC, performs city-wide and other cultural activities and events.
What People Are Saying
Students Say : “The future is for those who dream and Simpson-Waverly School is a stepping stone to that future.” Whitney Bell, Class of 2010
Parents Say : “I have been more than pleased with the welcoming of the parent’s involvement at Simpson-Waverly through its efforts to allow parents to engage in upholding the behavioral and curricular expectations.” Tiffany Seals- Parent
Teachers Say : “The young scholars at Simpson-Waverly School demonstrate an enthusiastic attitude towards achieving their goals.” Stephen Mackinnon – Middle School English Teacher
Zone: 2
Before Care: no
After School: no
School Contact Phone: (860) 695-5161
55 Waverly Street, Hartford, CT 06112
Hours: 8:15am - 3:25pm

Boys: Navy Polo Shirt and Tan Khaki Pants
Our uniform create a sense of unity and our scholars get
an opportunity to dress for success daily.

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