Watkinson 6th Grader Awarded First Place In History Contest

Cooper M. ’27 was awarded first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category in the Hartford Regional History Day Contest.  As a result of his first place finish, Cooper’s work proceeds to be judged at the statewide level in the State History Day Contest in May. Watkinson Middle School Head Jenny Esposito comments, “This is … Read more

Students Connect Internationally Via Flipgrid

by University of Hartford Communications Intern Samantha Urban For over a decade, four Venezuelan students, typically seventh graders, visit Watkinson School.  The students will be immersed right into the everyday activities of a typical Watkinson student: going to classes, eating lunch, participating in advisory and extracurriculars, you name it. With their visit scheduled for February … Read more

6th-Grade Entrepreneur

On February 1 from 11-3, Olivia C. ’26 will be selling hair scrunchies and flour sack dish towels at the West Hartford Town Hall.  She’s part of West Hartford’s first-ever Pop-Up Kids Market, for which Watkinson is a community sponsor.  All the money she raises will go to the Crosby Fund for Haitian Education.  Olivia … Read more

Head of School Featured on Podcast

Head of School Teri Schrader had the privilege of being an invited guest on “Parenting Beyond the Headlines”, a podcast hosted by author, educational leader, and current Watkinson trustee Amy Alamar. The most current podcast episode, released on September 10, focuses on the importance of the middle school years, see a trailer here. Alamar describes, … Read more