Mount Laurel Hartford School

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397 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-231-5899  |  F: 856-222-1221

Welcome to Hartford School!

Mr. Marques Stanard

The Mount Laurel Hartford School is home to approximately 980 students in Grades 5 and 6, and 125 staff members, each school day. Daily instruction in the curriculum areas is enhanced at Hartford School through special curricular projects conducted at both the fifth and sixth-grade levels during the course of the school year. Students increase academic skills through participation in curriculum-related clubs such as the Technology Club, and the Homework Clubs.

Teachers who helped plan the educational program for our school remain committed to guiding our student body towards the attainment of high educational goals. The Mount Laurel Hartford School benefits greatly from the network of support built and consistently maintained by parents and community members. Our Parent-Teacher Organization has assisted with many school projects, and its members give generously of their time through volunteer efforts.

Hartford School Clubs List

Board Extends Survey Deadline For Input To Superintendent Search

Mount Laurel's Board of Education has extended the deadline to participate in the Superintendent Search Survey to October 18. The board wants to hear from all Mount Laurel residents and staff members in its search for a new superintendent of schools. What do you feel are some of the challenges the district is likely to face over the next few years? What question would you ask candidates for the position if you were conducting the interview?
Your answers to five survey questions can help direct board members to consider those things the majority feels are most important in a new school leader. Can you find a few moments to participate?
Please follow the links to the left to include your voice in the search process. Survey responses go directly to the New Jersey School Boards Association, which is facilitating the search process with the board. Details and progress updates on the status of the search may be found on our Superintendent Search page.

Mount Laurel Announces New Polling Places

The Township of Mount Laurel is pleased to announce that election polling locations will no longer be housed within the Mount Laurel Township Schools. New polling locations have been established through a cooperative effort with the Mount Laurel Fire District, Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority, and the Mount Laurel Library. The General Election being held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 will be the first election to utilize the new polling locations. Please use the link below to see the chart for a list of the districts and their new polling locations. Please note that only school locations have been changed.

Interim Superintendent


Dr. Sharon Vitella has been named Interim Superintendent of Schools in the wake of Dr. Antoinette Rath's retirement, effective September 1. Dr. Vitella holds a Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree from The College of New Jersey, and has extensive experience in professional and curriculum development. Dr. Vitella has served the district since 2007, and will continue to oversee Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment as Interim Superintendent. She will serve as Interim until a permanent replacement is named and seated.

To that end, the Board of Education has begun the Superintendent Search process. Details, including the outlets for staff and community input, will be forthcoming shortly.
Dr. Sharon Vitella
Interim Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent
for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Parents: Important Information regarding morning student drop-off and bus transportation.

  Students are expected to travel to and from school on their assigned bus. If you choose to drive your child to school, please do so after 7:45 a.m. as supervision is not available until that time. 
If your child wishes to go to another student’s home, please make arrangements to transport your child after school hours. The district’s responsibility is to transport students to and from their home. Please do not request your child ride a different bus. If an emergency arises, you may make an emergency request in writing to the principal the morning of. Approval is contingent on space on the requested bus. The note should include the date and reason, and parent signature. We also require a note from the adult whose home your child is being transported.

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Events Calendar

October 8
Staff Input Sessions for Mount Laurel Board of Education Superintendent Search
2:45 p.m. at Hartford Library
3:45 p.m. at Springville Library
(These Sessions Open Only To Staff)
October 12 - Claire's Gourmet Sale Begins through October 30
October 15 - Box Tops Deadline
October 16-23 - PTO Fall Book Fair
October 19 - 6th Grade Social
October 19 - 23 - Scholastic Book Fair
October 20 - Board of Education, Special Public and Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
October 21 - 5th Grade Social
October 30 - Halloween Observed
November 2 - Early Dismissal @12:10 pm/Evening Conferences
November 2 - PTO Pretzel Sale
November 3 - Schools Closed/Daytime Conferences
November 4 - Early Dismissal @12:10 pm/Evening Conferences
November 4 - PTO Pretzel Sale
November 5 & 6 - Schools Closed/NJEA Conference
November 9 - PTO On-line Spirit Wear Sale Begins
November 12 - End of 1st Marking Period
November 16 - Picture Retakes & Fall Club Pictures
November 17 - American Education Week Open House
November 17 - Board of Eductaion, Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
November 19 - Report Cards Issued
November 19 - Claire's Gourmet Delivery at Hartford
November 24 - Board of Education, Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
November 25 - Early Dismissal @12:10 pm/Thanksgiving Recess
November 25 - PTO Pretzel Sale
November 26 & 27 - Schools Closed/Thanksgiving Recess
November 30 -  PTO On-line Spirit wear Sale Ends
Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
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How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering Your Child
Contact Information


Explanation of the Self-Assessment Report

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Visit School Nurse Lisa Doulong's webpage for valuable health information, the forms you need and so much more!

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
8 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:10 p.m.

Hartford School's Anti-Bullying Specialists are MaryBeth Perella and Marc Cianfrani,
397 Hartford Road, 856-231-5899

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