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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
180 Bloomfield Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
About Watkinson School...

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,000
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
40%
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

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
55 responses
Average ACT
28
14 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Graduation: any student can speak.
    33%
  • All School meetings 2x per week
    26%
  • Turkey drive
    19%
  • Advisory
    15%
  • 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
    245
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Average
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    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
    Median Household Income
    $49,288
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $885
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $244,416
    National
    $184,700

    Watkinson School Reviews

    75 reviews
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    This is it! This is what you're looking for. If you are looking for a top notch school that concentrates on the academics, preparing students to become the leaders of tomorrow, and treats every student as if they are the MOST important student at the school. The students at Watkinson are encouraged to act independently while under the guidance of the staff. Independence, self advocacy and choice are encouraged in each student.

    Watkinson School provides a rigorous education in an accepting, welcoming, and forward thinking school. The education program at Watkinson offers programs designed to challenge students regardless of background, learning style, athletic or creative ability.
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    Prior to joining the Watkinson Board just this year, I had the opportunity to attend graduation for the past few years because of my husband’s involvement with the school. I’m so glad I did! I was incredibly impressed with the structure and approach to graduation. It’s all about the students—as it should be! All graduating seniors are invited to present something that represents their experiences at Watkinson and what it has meant to them. Most students choose to participate. They sing, dance, and speak. But what they really do is inspire, amaze, teach, and convince the entire audience that they are ready to go into the world. The students provide clear evidence that they are truly scholars, athletes, artists, actors, and so much more. They are passionate! The presentations are truly outstanding. The school’s culture is one that helps every individual student by opening windows, rather than putting up barriers.
    I have Watkinson to thank for much of my success today. Even after seven years, I still keep in touch with many of my teachers and classmates, which exemplifies the lifelong bond that Watkinson creates. The academics, arts, music program and so many other aspects of Watkinson make it a great place to get a truly holistic education.

    Watkinson also does a great job of providing opportunities to grow personally, with opportunities to travel abroad, give back to the community and participate in after school activities. To any parent who is thinking about Watkinson - you will not regret sending your child there!