Alfred W. Hanmer Elementary School

50 Francis Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 571-8370
Ms. Margaret Zacchei, Principal

The Alfred W. Hanmer School has a stimulating environment and its setting in historic "Olde Wethersfield" offers many unique educational opportunities for children. Each year the pages of history come alive with architectural walking tours along streets lined with 17th and 18th century homes, and with on-site programs at the ancient burying grounds, Wethersfield Cove, and the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.

Built in 1967, Hanmer School was named in honor of Alfred Welles Hanmer (1867-1953), a community leader who served as the Director of the Comstock-Ferre Company, and as Wethersfield's First Selectman for forty-six years.

The staff is committed to providing students with a quality education.  Each year the administrative and teaching staff review students' academic strengths and weaknesses based on an in-depth review of CMT results and other assessment data, and establish school wide goals for the following year.

The Hanmer School community of students, parents and staff are proud of their school and continue to dedicate themselves to total school improvement focused upon setting high expectations for students within a supportive, motivating environment.


Hanmer School News

Posted 11/17/2015 12:00PM
Outstanding students, support staff, and parents in the Wethersfield Public Schools were recognized for their special accomplishments and contributions.
Posted 09/22/2015 01:04PM
Come see the new spaces at Wethersfield High School this coming Saturday September 26th from 9am to 11am. The tour starts at the pool entrance at 9am.
Posted 05/28/2015 02:20PM
Busy Buddies Playschool at Wethersfield High School still has openings for the 2015-2016 school year. This early learning opportunity is available for free to Wethersfield residents that are 3 and 4 years old. For more information and application materials, please contact Mrs. Judy Bridges at the high school. Her email address is:
Posted 05/28/2015 01:57PM
On Thursday, May 7th the Wethersfield Elementary Schools participated in National "Bike to School Day". All the schools had a huge turnout, with many running out of room on their bike racks for all the bikes students rode to school! Besides using the trip to school as a chance for children (and adults!) to get the physical activity they need, it's also fun, boosts the sense of community, and helps to alleviate traffic around schools. Wethersfield Schools Parent Council also used "Bike to School Day" to day as an opportunity to honor Wethersfield's school crossing guards. These men and women provide an invaluable service to the community by helping Wethersfield children get to school safely every day. Please click the title for more.
Posted 05/12/2015 07:22AM
Click on the image for information regarding the free, federal Summer Meals Program for kids 18 years old and younger in Connecticut.

  • November 2015
    • MonNov30 HN Creative Arts Performance with Mark Binder, Author
  • December 2015
    • TueDec08 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PMTown Hall
    • MonDec14 Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative 4:30 PMWethersfield Library (Lower Level)
    • TueDec15 Committee Meeting - Student Programs & Services 6:30 PMStillman - Lower Level Meeting Room
    • WedDec16 HN Winter Concert - 9:30 (Grs 4-6); 1:45 (Grs K-3)
    • WedDec16 CREC Council 11:30 AMCREC Central
    • MonDec21 HN Winter Concert (SNOW DATE)
Around the District view all news
SDMS teachers are engaging students through exciting activities connected to curricluar initiatives such as scientific inquiry, civic engagement, mathematical problem solving, test-taking strategies, finding evidence to support writing, listening skills in world language classes, and arts appreciation.
Students in Family and Consumer Science classes are reviewing multiple choice test taking skills as they participate in the "Thanksgiving Edition of The Millionaire Game".They also enjoyed a "Friendsgiving" eating the Apple Crisp they made last class.
The grade 8 social studies students on the Magenta and Turquoise teams met to share and celebrate their final products.

Wethersfield Public Schools

127 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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