Why Steppingstone?

Creativity. Imagination. Critical thinking. Curiosity.

At The Steppingstone Academy Hartford, these are more than “buzz words” or educational jargon. We imagine and strive to create an educational setting where students learn to think for themselves and question the world in which they live. Scholars are regularly asked to challenge common assumptions, examine academic subjects for deeper meaning, and make connections to their lives. Our hope is that they come to see education as an empowering process of self-discovery, one that is not focused primarily on outcomes but rather on the concept that learning for learning’s sake is a relevant and desirous pursuit.

The intellectual rigor at The Steppingstone Academy Hartford, coupled with encouragement and support, helps prepare Scholars for high school and college success. In the end, we want all Scholars to graduate from college and identify themselves as life-long learners.

Garth Adams, Program Dean