The Greater Hartford area is known for its high-quality school system. Many of the residential towns surrounding the capital display a wide range of public as well as private schools. These schools offer a safe environment, along with knowledgeable faculty, reliable staff, and strong academic and extra-curricular programmes.
The school system is divided into the following:
Elementary school – kindergarten to grade 5
Middle school – grade 6 to grade 8
High school – grade 9 to grade 12
Public and private schools in Hartford
There are a number of good public schools in Hartford, including regular public schools as well as magnet schools and charter schools. These schools are free to attend, making them an appealing option. Some of Hartford's magnet schools offer the International Baccalaureate.
There are more than 100 private schools in Hartford, many of which offer education through a particular religious lens, most commonly Christianity. Others are based on an alternative education philosophy such as Montessori.
Further education in Hartford
Hartford and its suburbs are also rich in highly regarded public and private colleges and universities, including the University of Hartford and Trinity College. There are also world-renowned universities further afield in the larger state of Connecticut, including Yale and Wesleyan.
►For an overview of the city, see Moving to Hartford
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