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 950 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.

Watch This Space For Any Changes in School Schedules.

Hartford Places in National Arcademics Cup!

Over 20,000 students nationwide took part in the Multiplication Contest hosted by Arcademic Skill Builders last week. More than 350,000 multiplication games were played. When the competition ended, Mount Laurel Hartford School had won an impressive place on the contest leaderboard.
Students in Ms. McKeever's sixth-grade class on Team Innovation earned a sixth-place title for Class Points. A student in Ms. Loadenthal's homeroom also earned ranking for Games Played. Both homerooms have won a pizza party for their impressive wins.

Low-Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2017-2018 School Year

The Mount Laurel Township Public School District offers a low-cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children each school year. Classes are held in our district elementary school buildings. These Preschool Inclusion classes will enroll preschoolers with disabilities along with their peers in order to provide public school opportunities according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. See more information and application here.


The Mount Laurel Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is seeking to increase parent membership from each of our district schools.  Parent representatives will assist the district in planning parent workshops.  In addition, members will serve as a liaison between district administrators and community members in order to support students with special needs.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Dr. Diane Willard for additional information at

Hartford School Clubs and Activities, 2016-2017

Learning does not stop at 2:35 each day at Hartford School. Mount Laurel students are fortunate to have the local support that helps to fund a number of after-school clubs and activities. Each year, through the generosity of the Hartford-Harrington Parent-Teacher Organization and the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund, a full list of clubs and activities is available for Hartford students to pursue a particular interest or explore new avenues.
Permission slips for most clubs can be found under the Flyers/Forms tab on our website.

morning drop-off and bus transportation Information

  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.

Sports Physicals Procedures

All students who participate in intramural school sports (basketball, cross country, fitness, kickball, orienteering, wiffle ball, yoga) must have on file in the Health Office a physical exam done within 12 months of the start of the sport. This exam must be completed on the State Department of Education’s Approved Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form. (Have your child check with the school nurse if you think a current physical is on file here).

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.

All necessary forms can be obtained at the school or by clicking below:

Grade 5-8 Physical and Athletic Participation Packet.pdf

Student Safety Act Fact Sheet.pdf

Cardiac pamphlet.pdf


Please note that these forms are valid for one calendar year from the date of the exam, and not the date that 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. Click here Health History Update.pdf

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

Events Calendar

Here is What's Happening At Hartford!
February 24 - Volley 4 the Cure Parkinson's Fundraiser
March 1 - Early Dismissal @12:10/Afternoon Conferences
PTO Pretzel Sale
March 2 - Early Dismissal @12:10/Evening Conferences
PTO Pretzel Sale
March 7 - PTO Dine & Donate @Panchero's
March 9 - PTO Meeting @HMS 7:00 p.m.
March 16 - Early Dismissal @12:10/Teacher In-Service
PTO Pretzel Sale
March 22 - PTO Dine & Donate @Skylar's Hoagies
March 26 - March Madness with the Harlem Wizards @Lenape High School 2:00 p.m.
March 28 - Spring Picture Day
March 28 - PARCC Testing Window Begins
April 4 - Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale
April 5 - End of 3rd Marking Period
April 6 - PTO Dine & Donate @Marcello's & Daddy-O's
April 10 - Early Dismissal@12:10/Eve of Passover
PTO Pretzel Sale
April 12 - Report Cards Issued
April 14 - Schools Closed/Good Friday
April 17-21 - Schools Closed/Spring Break
April 24 - School Reopens
April 27 - Drama Club Evening Performance

The Latest News


Superintendent Rafferty's Blog

Shared reflections and astute observations about your elementary schools can be found in Mr. George Rafferty's Blog. Check it out!


NJ DOE Self-Assessment under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights District and School Grade Report

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

Register for Summer Computer Classes Early

Computer classes offered by Mount Laurel's Community Education Department tend to fill-up quickly. While you have the time, check out the classes taught by Mr. Handley at Hartford School and register now.

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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