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Environmental Sciences Magnet at Hooker School

Environmental Sciences Magnet at Hooker School
Environmental Sciences

The Environmental Science theme provides a rich elementary and middle school experience designed to prepare students to enter high quality high school science and technology programs. The theme integrates science focused on land, water, and air throughout the core curriculum. As an Environmental Science magnet school, the goal is to educate students to become responsible citizens who take an active part in protecting and caring for our global environment.

Grades PK4 to 8
440 Broadview Terrace
Hartford, CT 06106
Environmental Sciences Magnet at Hooker School

School Overview

The Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker offers a comprehensive program that includes inquiry-based, hands-on investigations of our local and global environments. Using the new, state-of-the-art building and campus, students monitor, test and collect data throughout the year, noting human impacts on our environment. The building and campus provide many different ecosystems and labs that allow students to work side by side with a resident marine scientist and entomologist, exploring local living organisms from plants to butterflies.

The Environmental Science theme provides a rich elementary and middle school experience designed to prepare students to enter high quality high school science and technology programs. The students’ experiences allow them to develop the critical thinking skills required for success in the emerging fields of medicine, engineering and environmental sciences.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.

Fantastic Facts

  • Award-winning, comprehensive academic and NAEYC accredited program includes inquiry-based, hands-on studies of local and global environment
  • Provides opportunities to work alongside our resident scientists with six hours of weekly rigorous science instruction 
  • Lego Engineering Lab, robotics club, environmental science enrichment, a butterfly vivarium, indoor aquatics lab, native fish pond and waterfall, interactive science theatre, community garden, and nature trail 
  • Students monitor, test and collect data throughout the year, noting human impacts on our environment
  • We offer a comprehensive curriculum in reading, language arts, math, social studies and science. Six hours of weekly rigorous science instruction provides opportunities to work alongside our resident scientists. 
  • Magnet School of Excellence in 2016, their highest distinction.

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Students participate in weekly self-selected, interest-based enrichment groups that meet for 8 weeks. Past offerings: Community Service, Cross Country, Photography, Environmental Action Team, Forensics, Journalism

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