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Betances Learning Lab Magnet School

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: Betances, BLL
School Phone: (860) 695-2840
Grades Served: PK4-3
Type: Magnet
Theme: Early Literacy Development
Principal's Name: Darpan Patel
Betances Learning Lab Magnet School is a model Pre-K4 - 3 Early Reading Lab School. This school will employ outstanding practices in early literacy instruction while also serving as a professional development center for elementary school teachers who want to further develop their skills in early literacy instruction. Students will develop an appreciation for all genres of literature, and be prepared to be at or above the proficient level on the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) by the end of third grade.
The Early Literacy Professional Development Center will be a training institute for teachers to observe best instructional practices and participate in targeted training in research-based reading and language arts instruction strategies.
The School will focus on three key goals:
Goal 1: Early Reading Success: To promote 100% of students from grade 3 reading level (CMT).
Goal 2: Professional Development: To build capacity within the Hartford Public Schools by preparing future reading teachers.
Goal 3: Family Literacy: To serve as a district model on effective programs that build family literacy within a community school structure.
Special Features and Highlights
We have the technological capability to watch live instruction remotely.
Special Points
• We are a literacy based school
• Walking distance to: Hartford Public Library, the Science Center, the Bushnell, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum
• Expanded learning opportunities for staff, students and parents
What People Are Saying
Students Say : “I want to live at the school so I can read all of my favorite books.”
Parents Say : “My child is learning a lot at this school. He is happy to be here everyday.”
Teachers Say : "We are a community of learners."
Zone: 4
Before Care: no
After School: yes
After School Programs:

2:45 pm – 6:00 pm

42 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Hours: 8:15 am – 3:25 pm

Khaki pants, navy blue shirts, navy blue sweater
Our uniform policy lets students focus on education. It also encourages them to dress in appropriate college-ready attire.

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