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Eyeing Postseason Play

Watkinson’s boys and girls varsity basketball teams are in the final stages of regular season competition and both teams have postseason play on the horizon. The boys enter this week boasting a 12-1 record, including a big win against Hamden Hall Country Day School last week. The girls team, the winners of the 2023 New

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Private Upper School Head Ryan Reese coaches soccer

A Commitment to Community

Watkinson School is pleased to recognize that Upper School Head Ryan Reese (of Simsbury) has been named as the Director of Recreational Soccer for Simsbury Soccer Club. Reese coaches boys varsity soccer for Watkinson alongside Danny White, another long-time coach for Simsbury Soccer and the club’s current Technical Director.  A multi-sport athlete himself, Reese still

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New private school faculty

Watkinson Welcomes

Director of Development Thomas Murphy and Boys Varsity Tennis Coach Max Schweitzer Watkinson School, Hartford’s oldest independent day private school for grades 6-12/PG, is pleased to welcome Thomas Murphy (West Hartford) as its new Director of Development and Max Schweitzer (West Hartford) as its new Boys Varsity Tennis Coach. Murphy grew up in West Hartford, where

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logo for private school gala fundraiser.

“A Watkinson Affair” Returns

On Saturday, February 10th, Watkinson’s annual gala fundraiser, A Watkinson Affair returns! The school’s twelfth gala of this magnitude takes place at the Hartford Downtown Marriott and this year will be a celebration of the magical possibilities that open up for Watkinson students on a daily basis. The gala features an incredible live auction —

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Watkinson School Elects Six Community Leaders to Board of Trustees

Watkinson School, Hartford’s oldest independent day school for grades 6-12/PG, is pleased to announce the addition of six exceptional community leaders to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees include: Kevin Constantine (Cheshire) is a Manager at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and is the new Assistant Treasurer of the board. Prior to his current post, he worked

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Steve & Kate’s Summer Camp Comes to Watkinson

For children ages 4-12. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s Camp has put kids in charge of their own learning experience, allowing campers to choose from a variety of activities in real-time. Activities include sewing, stop-motion animation, coding & gaming, sports & recreation, maker crafts, water play, baking, and more. And there’s plenty of perks for

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Our annual feature & alumni magazine is now online! The Spring 2019 issue talks about the progress we’ve made on our five-year Strategic Plan. 

The Watkinson Story Vault features videos and words from all different members of our community — students, parents, alumni, teachers, and friends. We launched it in fall of 2018 and it’s growing all the time.

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