Welcome to Hartford School!
Mr. Marques StanardPrincipal
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.
During a special meeting called for the purpose, members of the Mount Laurel Board of Education appointed George J. Rafferty as the new Superintendent of Schools on February 10. His hiring follows a search process that began last July upon the retirement of former Superintendent Dr. Antoinette Rath.
In announcing the decision, Board President Maureen Sojka said she was appreciative of the hard work on the part of fellow board members throughout the selection process.
Rafferty currently serves as superintendent of the Tabernacle School District, an elementary system with two schools serving 767 students. A graduate of Hahnemann University and Holy Family College with a B.A. in Special Education, he holds an M.A. in School Psychology and an Ed. S. from Rowan University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in Administration. He is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Rafferty began his educational career as a special education teacher in Pennsauken Schools in 1990. He later served as a School Counselor in Gloucester Township, returned to Pennsauken as a School Psychologist, and went on to assume the post of Supervisor of Special Services in Somers Point. He was the Director of Special Education in Haddon Heights Schools for three years prior to his appointment as Tabernacle Superintendent.
According to the terms of the resolution approved by the Mount Laurel Board on February 10, the new superintendent holds a four-year contract with a starting salary of $162,500. His start date has not yet been established. Dr. Sharon Vitella will continue as interim superintendent in Mount Laurel until Rafferty has fulfilled separation obligations with Tabernacle and assumes the post permanently.
Once these forms are received at Hartford, they then need to go to our school physician for clearance. This process may take up to TWO WEEKS. Your child will not be able to participate in the club until he/she is cleared by our school physician.
These forms can be obtained at school by clicking on the link on the right side of this page “Grade 5-8 Physical Form”
***These forms are valid for ONE CALENDAR YEAR from the DATE OF THE EXAM --- NOT FROM THE DATE THE FORMS WERE FILLED OUT
If your child’s physical exam was done more than 90 days before the start of the sport, a separate Health History Update Questionnaire must be completed (link is on right side of this page)
|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.|
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Criteria For Advanced Math Placement, 2016-17
Advanced placement criteria for math placement has been revised and may be found on our Advanced Placement Webpage.
Looking For Information on Our Popular Summer Camp - Camp Laurel?
There's more information on the Mount Laurel Schools' Community Education Program webpage.
How About Summer Courses in Robotics, or Computer Coding?
That's offered this summer at the Hartford School. You'll find all of the details on Mr. Handley's Summer Course Webpage.
Philadelphia Boys Choir Auditions
Mount Laurel will host auditions for boys in Grades 1-5 for the Philadelphia Boys Choir on April 28. More information here.
Here's more information.
Grade 5-8 Physical and Athletic Participation Form
8 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:10 p.m.