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 940 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 Math Tutoring Club and the Homework Clubs.
Teachers who helped plan the educational program for our school rem.ain 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, helping to fund many of our after school clubs, and  their members give generously of their time through volunteer effort.

Low Cost Preschool Program Offered for 2018-2019 School Year

Mount Laurel Township Schools offer a low-cost preschool program for a limited number of four to five-year-old children each year. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes will be 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.

Registering Kindergarten and First-Grade Students for 2018-19

Save Time: Go Online Now to Begin The Registration Process
Students entering kindergarten next year and those coming to first-grade should be registered at the school they will attend based on the district's geographic attendance plan. Use this link to begin the Kindergarten and First-Grade Registration process online now. Please note that this link should only be used for new students entering Kindergarten and first-grades next September. Once you have begun the registration process online, you must visit your designated school during Roundup to provide verification of the required documents.

One-Week Courses in Computer Coding/Robotics This Summer

Looking for a fun new skill to learn? The following one-week courses are being offered this summer by Mount Laurel Community Education. They will be taught by Mount Laurel 6th-Grade STEM Teacher Nick Handley. All classes will be taught in the Hartford STEM lab... a room that is set up to maximize student learning and enjoyment. Classes fill quickly.

Stepping Stones Summer STEM Camp for rising 7th/8th-Grade Girls

Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program (WIE) at the University of Maryland, Stepping Stones To Your Future is a one-week engineering summer camp for rising 7th and 8th-grade women. This camp is a unique opportunity for young women who are interested in science and engineering to explore various engineering disciplines and develop mentorship relationships with current University of Maryland engineering students. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, and team challenges as a means for learning about the professional field and societal impacts of engineering. Past activities include reverse engineering, building and testing bridges, and launching water rockets. All activities will be supervised by current engineering students and conducted in a safe learning environment at the University of Maryland. Click here for more information on dates and times and to register.
  • Because so many of our parents commute long distances to work each day, we send these calls out beginning at 5 a.m., so that childcare arrangements can be made.
We will not call you
earlier than 5 a.m.
  • Make sure to check our Facebook and Twitter Pages, and our district and school web pages for updates.
How Will I Be Advised of Winter Weather Changes?

If it snows … or other weather conditions cause us to close schools or announce a two-hour delayed opening, here’s how you will know:

Through School Messenger, we call your primary phone number as listed in our Power School Student Information System with a recorded message. If we have cell numbers for you, it goes to them also. We send an e-mail to any e-mail address listed in your account and we text the message to your cell numbers, as long as you have opted-in to receive those messages. To opt-in for texts, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone.

A Path to Success 2030: Next Steps
The Community Survey soliciting opinion on a new three-year plan for the Mount Laurel Schools has closed, and the data collected is being analyzed. The final step in our Strategic Planning Initiative is to form committees to begin drafting the action plans for each of the eight categories identified as priorities in the public sessions held in December and January. They are: Students, Special Needs, Curriculum & Instruction, Community, Teachers & Staff, Full-Day Kindergarten, Facilities and Communication.

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's What's Happening at Hartford!

3/22 - Early Dismissal @12:10 / Teacher In-Service
3/22 - PTO Pretzel Sale
3/25 - March Madness @ Lenape HS (Ticket Order Form under "Flyers/Forms" Tab)
3/28 - Drama Club Performance 6:30 pm
3/30 - Schools Closed / Good Friday & Eve of Passover
4/2-6 - Schools Closed / Spring Break
4/9 - School Reopens
4/9 - Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale
4/9-4/27 - "Cleats & Sneaks Collection (see "Flyers/Forms" Tab)
4/9-13 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair
4/27 - Report Cards Issued
5/7-5/11 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/7 - Wawa Hoagie Coupon Sale
5/10 - STEP Art Show 7:00 pm
5/16 - Spring Band Concert
5/23 - Spring Orchestra & Choir Concert
5/24 - GAP Visual Arts & French Showcase 6:00 pm
5/28 - Schools Closed / Memorial Day

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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

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

Local Weather

Current Conditions:


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


For a complete list of clubs and activities at Hartford this year, click here: Hartford Clubs 2017-18
Permission slips for clubs that are currently forming are available under the "Flyers/Forms" tab.