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Capital Preparatory Magnet School Overview

1304 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 , Tel: +1 (860) 695-9800 Hartford School District

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Capital Preparatory Magnet School Ratings & Reviews

January 30, 2014 Submitted by a parent
My two daughters (grades 5 & 8) are in their second year. We chose Capital Prep over our suburban school and have been very happy. The girls love their school. We are thrilled with the high expectations (and don't mind the strict rules, including uniform adherence, which is made very clear to all parents and students). The gifted program is amazing, for kids who need to be challenged academically, having access to the Johns Hopkins CTY program has been wonderful. Most of the teachers and other faculty have been great and the kids have enjoyed their music and art classes and also their dance and ski clubs. No school is perfect, but we have been very satisfied with Capital Prep overall.
December 23, 2013 Submitted by a community member
"The intentions of this schools seem positive but its not. It is important to have a staff that understands curriculum. It does not seem to be the case in this school. The atmosphere is somewhat hostile, I do believe that every child should be entitled to an atmosphere that focuses on discipline and instruction. But ""What happens when the staff seems uneasy and afraid?"" It usually takes away from the joy of teaching, which is floating through the halls of this school. This school has a huge turnaround with staff and students alike. People want to praise individuals who talk a good game but some of tthem who gave this dude the golden crown need to really look at what's going on in this school. Weaver, Bulkeley and Hartford Public were known for dealing with at risk students. At this school, the only way a defiant student can stay at this school-he or she must be athletic. There is so much emphasis on the accomplishments of their track team. Sorry to say, Weaver High was undefeated in track and field for many years. As far as going to college, several students in the former high schools exceeded his college graduates."
October 02, 2013 Submitted by a parent
I regret that I did not do more research on this school prior to sending my child here. The Board Of Education allows mayhem to take place even after presenting solid evidence of the horrific things that go on there. The Senior class is whittled down to a handful of students to give the appearance of 100% graduation rate. My child's transcripts were so erroneous, and I had to bring it to the headmaster's attention! DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!! Smoke and mirrors!!!!!
June 16, 2013 Submitted by a parent
My son started at Capital Prep in the year 2012/2013 in 3rd grade. I chose to have him enrolled here after he was successful in the lottery and after visiting the school for a drop in, for a PTO meeting, and for the scheduled open house. I felt that it would have structure, demanding excellence, and diversity of student body and faculty. It has delivered on all counts. The thing that I discovered that I did not know when I came in was the opportunities he has on a regular basis to safely work his independence (from his parents) and make key decisions. This is related to the variety of enrichment activities that are offered by teachers and parents. Although some have complained about the consequence of standing for 20 minutes to eat lunch for uniform infractions, I must say that my son did it and staunchly refused to go to school without full uniform from that point on; the right behavior resulted. What I also commend C-Prep on is how they reward extra curricula experiences at home, with family, in the community - I support the fact that learning occurs in and out of the classroom. In just a few weeks, he starts 4th grade and the best thing is that he feels like he fits.
March 07, 2013 Submitted by a parent
I am the parent of former Capital Prep students. and I regret not having looked for reviews of the principal Steve Perry and this school. After several months of red flags from pervasive, poor communication to parents to poorly implemented programs and curricula to severely strict uniform policies to uncaring responses to discipline issues to just not having created a warm, nurturing environment for young kids, we were finally just biding our time until the end of the school year to escape and find new options for our children. Unfortunately we left sooner! With just 2 months of school left in the school year, we have withdrawn our daughters (ages 8 and 5) after having my 5 year old be harshly disciplined for having a missing belt on that day. Without my notice, was required to eat standing! Even more outrageous is that I have yet to get any response from the Board of Ed regarding my concern over this harsh discipline. Don't send your kids here. You will regret it and it's not worth the trauma to your kids. We need to stop allowing these fame-seeking, fake reformers to ruin our kids and schools! This principal is worse than the teachers and unions he complains about!
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Downtown Hartford, CT Education Statistics

  • No High School9%
  • Some High School40%
  • Some College17%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree29%

Apartments and homes for rent near Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Capital Preparatory Magnet School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 88 apartments for rent available in this part of Hartford. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Capital Preparatory Magnet School is currently at SYLVIA APARTMENTS, renting for $700 per month, but if $3,495 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at One Glastonbury Place. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Before you start packing, make sure Capital Preparatory Magnet School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Capital Preparatory Magnet School is a well-known public PK-12 school in Hartford. It is located at 1304 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 and it is the second home of 489 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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