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Fred D. Wish Museum School

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: Wish
School Phone: (860) 695-5600
Grades Served: PK-5
Type: District
Principal's Name: Kesha Ryan
Principal's Email:
The mission of Fred D. Wish Museum School is to L.E.A.D. our students to LEARN, EXPLORE, ACHIEVE, and DISCOVER their dreams and goals. They will LEARN to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and independent and collaborative learners; EXPLORE the world by exposure to museum-related activities; ACHIEVE positive results through hard work and persistence; and ultimately DISCOVER their dreams and goals.
Wish students' academic and social skills are strengthened through active learning. Students at each grade level participate in several museum excursions during the course of the school year. These visits form the base of ongoing student work: they research, write, and analyze various points of view, solve problems, and engage in collaborative decision-making as they create their own museum exhibits relating to various curriculum content areas.
The Staff Members of Fred D. Wish Museum School believe that children will maximize their academic potential in a warm, child-centered learning environment. We fully understand the importance of being caring and nurturing as we educate our students and challenge them to high academic achievement. We continually reach out to parents and the community, embracing broader involvement in the education process.
Special Features and Highlights
Our school partners with:
• Wadsworth Athenaeum PK – 8
• Hartford Performs Initiative
• Goodwill Industries
• South Windsor Rotary Club
• I Have A Dream Foundation
• UCONN Husky Sports Program
• Sankofa Kuumba Arts Consortium
• Greater Hartford West Indian Lions Club
• Mentoring/Tutoring Program sponsored at Phoenix
• Mentoring/Tutoring Program Shipman
• Global Readers
• SMARTIES Tutoring
• Extended-Day Program
• Phillips CME Church
• First Church of Glastonbury
Our school has been recognized with:
• Accreditation by the New England Association of School and Colleges
• 2008 – 09 Rising Star School Award
• 2010 Grade 6 Vocabulary Academic Competition Champion
Special Points
• Wish School is a neighborhood family school where students walk to school each day.
• As a museum–theme school we are continuing to grow in our design of the school to create an environment of inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on learning.
• Our Highly Qualified staff is committed and has devoted many years to teaching the students at Wish School.
What People Are Saying
Students Say : My teachers expect me to go to college. (2010 – 11 Climate satisfaction survey)
Parents Say : I feel welcome at this school. (2010 – 11 Climate satisfaction survey)
Teachers Say :
Students have an adult they can trust and talk to in school (2010 – 11 Climate Survey)
Zone: 2
Before Care: no
After School: no
School Contact Phone: (860) 695-5601
350 Barbour Street Hartford CT 06120
Hours: 8:15 am – 3:25 pm

PK – 5:
Girls – Navy Blue Skirts/Pants
Red or White Polo shirts or blouses
Boys – Khaki Pants
Red or White Polo shirts

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