This school need to find it's direction again. The administration does not appear to have the control over the staff and daily happenings it should. The focus is not where it should be. We need to educating the whole student, not just focusing on certain subjects. Math and science programs are very weak. There is no priority to bring these disciplines up to the same level as other core subjects. Students graduating are having trouble competing in these areas at the college level. There are a few great teachers here but something needs to be done to bring the rest up to the same level.
I have been going here for five years and I love it. I would recommend this school because it not only challenges you and offers many opportunities but focuses on life after high school. I hope this school doesn't start going downhill because our goal-oriented principle Mr. Sullivan has left. I love all the great friends I have met here and I have learned some of the most important life lessons that I will never forget.
Overall this school is a great school. It provides students with the academic credits they need to get into college. What is stressful about this school is their system of grading. It gets overwhelming because of the homework and projects needed to be done. Work is graded harshly though there are some opportunities to re-do work and tests, depending on the teacher you have.School ends at 2:30 but they let out the students at 4:00 because everyone is required to do an enrichment. Some are fun but others are unnecessary, instead of this kids could be at home doing their homework and trying to get their grades up. Sports end around 6:00 which makes it difficult for some kids to do their homework because they are already exhausted from practice. Though the school is very diverse, everyone still has their own cliques so not much interaction between the kids is shown. Classical Magnet has its ups and downs like all schools do but the downs are a bit much and makes the good things seems like its not even worth it anymore. Its a great school but it can drive kids, depending on the person, insane
Great school, diversity is great. Offers a wide variety of things to learn! Overall: great!
Classical magnet is an overall good school if you know how to apply your self. What gets very over whelming is Homework. Students are loaded with tuns of homework that can keep them up till the morning finishing projects, essays, and homework. The classes are very diverse and can seem almost like collage classes in the area of Teachers. All teachers are different. Some can be miserable and some can be very nice. The school is very secured and extremely strict. Some times I think they go a little overboard with the students in letting them have a little bit of freedom. Classical Magnet does have an excellent Sports program though.
Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School is an outstanding example of how integration (class and race) truly creates a positive atmosphere and an excellent learning environment. The diversity at this school adds to the academic rigor to create well-rounded, critical and analytical thinkers who are understanding, caring, and celebratory of all perspectives.
Classical Magnet is an excellent choice for any parent that is looking to have their children challenged academically and socially
This school operates with a high level of parent, teacher & student input. Each of these groups selects representatives who have input on budget, teacher selection, curriculum and activities. A small school (~700 students, grd 6-12) with a focus on learning and community. Schools like these demonstrate successful options for city schools.
I graduated from Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School in june 2008 and i believe that this school has prepared me since 7th grade to persue the best college education.The staff and principle Mr.Sullivan are a great asset to the school.
I graduated from the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School and I think that it is one of the best schools in the Hartford District. Faculty and staff always encouraged us to think about an education beyond high school and I am proud to say that thanks to their help I am now a Junior at the University of Connecticut.
Great School! Mr. Sullivan expects nothing less than the best and he gets it, whether from students, faculty, or staff. This program is one of the best inner city schools in New England, if not the best.
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