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Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary School (PK3 - Grade 5)

20 Security Drive (temporary location) 
Avon, CT 06001

Primary Contact: Patricia Phelan, Principal
School Hours: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Before Care: 7:30–8:30 a.m.
After Care: 3:00–5:30 p.m.
2014-15 Lottery Grades: PK3–Grade 1 (Will serve up to Grade 5 in the future)
School Uniform: No

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School (GHAA), operated by CREC, features an integrated learning environment for students in Pre-K to Grade 5 that combines a rigorous core curriculum enhanced by an artthemed focus. The arts curriculum provides students the opportunity to further explore vocal and instrumental music, visual art, dance, theater, creative writing and interdisciplinary arts.

Using research-based teaching and learning practices in reading, mathematics, science, technology and the arts, students make interdisciplinary connections, engage in project-based learning, and work with professional artists as they develop and refine new skills. Instruction in core academic areas, as well as participation in live performances and public showcases of their work, provides students with challenging learning activities that develop their ability to demonstrate creativity, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and assume leadership roles.

This opportunity provides elementary students a continuum of learning as they prepare to progress on to the middle and high school programs at GHAA and, ultimately, higher education and/or a career in the arts.

- Emphasis on 21st century learning and preparedness
- Rigorous core academic learning goals
- State-of-the-art technology in the classroom
- Educational environment that strengthens students' social and emotional development
- Unique community partnerships to enhance learning
- Full-day preschool and kindergarten programming
- State-of-the-art facility under development

- Staff