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Basic Information
School Nickname: Parkville
School Phone: (860) 695-4720
Grades Served: PK4-5
Type: District
Principal's Name: Dirk Olmstead
Principal's Email: OLMSD001@hartfordschools.org
Overview:
Parkville Community School is a multicultural community that challenges active learners using differentiated instruction while creating a safe environment to nurture respectful and responsible citizens.
Parkville Community School provides a learning environment wherein all students learn to their maximum potential and are prepared for middle school. We envision Parkville Community School as a community of active learners and leaders; youth who develop and nurture self-confidence, along with respect for themselves, their school, and the larger community. The multicultural and multilingual educational setting ensures sensitivity to and knowledge of a variety of cultures. Meaningful, connecting, and linking knowledge is provided to students by highly skilled and caring individuals.
Located in the west central section of Hartford, Parkville Community School serves grades Pre-K-5. Parkville Community School is home to 520 students from diverse backgrounds, representing approximately 20 countries. Parkville School utilizes a large source of data and student work samples to determine individual, classroom, and school needs. A myriad of strategies, materials, and professional development workshops are utilized to address the needs of our students. Children are encouraged to become independent learners and critical thinkers. Differentiated instruction, multiple intelligence theory, and an interdisciplinary approach to teaching nurture these goals.
Special Features and Highlights
Academic/School Programs:
• Comprehensive elementary curriculum aligned to state grade level expectations.
• Reading mastery in the early grades
• Strong math and science skills
• Active parent involvement is required as defined by the School CompactThe Positive Behavior Support Program is a component of the school’s daily routine. Parkville Community School continually seeks to develop and recognize positive behaviors while strengthening the school climate.Community Partners
• Judy Dworin Artists-in Residence Program
• Parkville Senior Center
• Parkville Business Association• Received “Hartford Rising Star School” recognition
• Awarded #1 performing school on the Superintendent targeted district goal for grade 5 on the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) 2009 Writing Assessment
• Parkville Community School is among the highest performing schools in Hartford based on the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT 2009) results and as evident on the 2009-2010 Hartford public school performance matrix
Special Points
Parkville Community School provides students with College and Career readiness experiences that prepare them for the global society.
What People Are Saying
Students Say : "Teachers make sure we do our work every day and help us to prepare for learning." --Adriana Torres
Parents Say : "As a grandmother of two grandchildren that attend Parkville Community School I am pleased with the field lesson experiences that teach about college and different types of jobs." --Virgenmina Diaz
Teachers Say : "Staff and students participate in daily conversations that promote rapport and build positive relationship to strengthen literacy." --Ms. Maria Tereso
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Zone: 3
Before Care: no
After School: no
Address:
47 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT, United States 06106
Hours: 8:15 am- 3:25 pm
Uniforms:

School uniform required, will be discussed with parents at registration.

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