December 14, 2010
Maria Sanchez Elementary school is a small neighborhood school, located in the heart of the Latino community in Hartford, Ct. As principal of the school since 2007 I am very proud of our progress in the CMT testing and currently under the No Child Left Behind legislation, we have made SAFE HARBOR. Our school opened in 1992 and although we have a high number of second language learners and a full Bilingual Education program, we also have regular mainstream classes and our students participate in the city wide Science Fair, having won first prize in 2010 in the Third Grade category. We offer a full academic program that includes music, art, PE, Media and a partnership with Hartford Performs, ING, MI Casa, Girl Scouts, an active PTO and a new School Council. Our children are safe inside our building and parents benefit from being able to access a full service clinic with dental and vision services, as well as Social Workers, Special Ed staff, and a Pre K program that has been recognized as one of the top ones in the city of Hartford. Our staff is highly qualified and has been here for an average of 12-20 years of service.
- submitted by a teacher