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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
180 Bloomfield Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
Telephone
(860) 236-5618

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$25,000
From Watkinson School

Watkinson School's mission is to develop in our students the power to shape their lives and the world around them. Enrolling 235 students in grades 6-12, Watkinson boasts a 6:1 student-teacher ratio and an average class size of 13. Our one-of-a-kind Creative Arts, Exhibitions, Global Studies, Learning Skills, and College Counseling Programs offer students exceptional experiences—from guest speakers, to international travel, to memorable reflection, to one-on-one academic coaching. Watkinson's unique educational philosophy creates an exceptional learning environment where students thrive.

Watkinson School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1220
37 responses
Average ACT
28
12 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Graduation: any student can speak.
    29%
  • All School meetings 2x per week
    25%
  • Turkey drive
    21%
  • Advisory
    17%
  • Grandparents day
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
230
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$32,095
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$159,100
National
$184,700

Watkinson School Reviews

33 reviews
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We were told about Watkinson by a public school teacher. She understood that Watkinson teachers have the unique ability to empower each individual student's creativity while honing their critical thinking skills. Students and teachers are not restricted by the time constraints of AP courses at Watkinson and thus a Watkinson student benefits from both a depth and breadth approach to learning. The college counseling office is top notch! As a parent of three alum, we know that we made the best choice for our kids! Pay them a visit, you won't be sorry!
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Great school. The teachers challenge students and push them to improve, and the school does a lot to give students the confidence to speak out and be heard. The college counseling office is fantastic. They do a great job of easing students through the college process and finding a college that is a good fit for the student. On top of that, as Watkinson is a small school, the school community is very tight-knit. As a junior, I know every junior, senior, and sophomore by name, which is common at Watkinson.
My daughter transferred to WS after a miserable freshman year at our highly ranked local public school, where she was never assigned to write a paper and was harassed with racist and anti-Semitic comments. At WS she was welcomed with open arms, classes of 10-20 students, tons of writing assignments, and a push into interdisciplinary thinking. WS nurtured her leadership skills and social justice bent in a multicultural environment, while providing a grant that made it accessible for our middle income family. Her teachers are the most committed and accomplished faculty we've seen anywhere. My daughter grew exponentially from her years at Watkinson and will value the experience for life.