Secondary Education Placement


In the month of August, following completion of 7th grade, Scholars and parents visit independent schools as a group with HYS.  Many Hartford parents are unfamiliar with independent school and are often anxious about sending their Scholar away to board.  These field trips introduce parents to independent schools as safe places that will provide their children with the education and opportunity of a lifetime.

Parents and Scholars also meet with HYS staff to discuss placement options and work together to select schools that best meet Scholars’ needs, desires, and ability.  Each Scholar is given a list of 3-4 schools to arrange visits and interviews and our staff closely monitors this process to ensure completion.

In addition to the independent school placement process an equal number of students pursue public school options and enter lotteries for charter, magnet schools and open choice. The primary goal is to find the best fit school for each scholar and their families.