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Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: Mary Hooker
School Phone: (860) 695-3760
Grades Served: PK4-8
Type: Magnet
Theme: Environmental Sciences
Website:
Principal's Name: Lindsey Thompson
Principal's Email: THOML007@hartfordschools.org
Overview:

The Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker offers a comprehensive program that includes inquiry-based, hands-on investigations of our local and global environments. Using the new, state-of-the-art building and campus, students monitor, test, and collect data throughout the year, noting human impacts on our environment. The building and campus provide many dfferent ecosystems and labs that allow students to work side-by-side with a resident marine scientist and horticulturalist, exploring local living organisms from plants to butterflies.

The Environmental Science theme provides a rich elementary and middle school experience designed to prepare students to enter high-quality high school science and technology programs. The students’ experiences allow them to develop the critical thinking skills required for success in the emerging fields of medicine, engineering, and environmental sciences.

Special Features & Highlights

  • Our award-winning, comprehensive academic program includes inquiry-based, hands-on studies of our local and global environments.
  • Environmental sciences are integrated in Reading, Math, Social Studies, Writing, and the Arts.
  • Students activities include LEGO League, Environmental Science Electives, Middle School Advisory, and clubs.
  • Our school has a Vivarium, Indoor Aquatics Lab, Fish Pond, Greenhouse, and Waterfall.
  • We provide many different Unified Arts classes including Technology, Art, Music, and Physical Education.

ACCOLADES Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker is proud to have received the distinction of Magnet School of Excellence in 2016, their highest distinction.

CURRICULUM We offer a comprehensive curriculum in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Six hours of weekly rigorous science instruction provides opportunities to work alongside our Resident Scientists.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Students participate in weekly self-selected, interest-based enrichment groups that meet for 8 weeks. Past offerings: Community Service, Cross Country, Photography, Environmental Action Team, Forensics, Journalism.

TECHNOLOGY The Planetarium is a total immersive learning environment where students move virtually through the universe, studying the sky, space and complex motions, giving students a visual experience of the most abstract concepts.

Did You Know?

  • ESM is one of a few schools in Connecticut to earn Platinum Status as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED CERTIFIED BUILDING.
  • Students become scientists in our ULTRAMODERN FACILITIES: Butterfly Vivarium, Aquatics Lab, Nature Trail, Planetarium, and Community Gardens.
  • All students and staff have opportunities to work with our two RESIDENT SCIENTISTS through inquiry-based/ project-based learning.

What People Are Saying

Students Say :
“I think that meeting new kids from different places is a really good experience. At my old school everybody was the same.”
-Victoria, 7th grade student

Parents Say :
“Mary Hooker has an amazing array of interests for the kids that involve environmental and scientific pursuits.”
-Beth Parker, parent

Teachers Say :
“When I look at the faces in my classroom and see the opportunities they have here, I say to myself, ‘This is what a school should be.’”
-Michael Sposito, 4th Grade Teacher

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Zone: 3
Before Care: yes
After School: yes
School Contact Name: Francie Sierra-Re
School Contact Phone: (860) 695-3760
Address:
440 Broadview Terrace, Hartford, CT 06106
Hours: 8:15AM – 3:25PM
Uniforms:

Navy Blue or Forest Green polo shirt with the school emblem and khakis. Shirts are available from local and national vendors, as well as at the school.
Student uniforms help establish school pride and are designed to reflect the environmental sciences professions, while keeping students safe and clean in the various labs and greenhouses.

Languages Taught:

Spanish, 5-8

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