Emerson-Williams Elementary School

461 Wells Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 571-8360
Ms. Neela Thakur, Principal

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Neela Thakur, Principal

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Look for the Good (Video) 

Our Mission

At Emerson-Williams Elementary School, we strongly believe in the joy of learning. Ours is a caring, compassionate environment that respects and supports the dignity of the whole child. We work hand-in-hand with families and the community to develop lifelong learners and contributing members of our changing society.


The Emerson-Williams School was named for two prominent educators, the Reverends Joseph Emerson and Elisha Williams: 

The Reverend Joseph Emerson (1777-1833) was a pioneer in women's education. In addition to writing several educational works, he organized a school of religious instruction for women. In 1824, he moved his female seminary from Massachusetts to the Old Academy on Main Street in Wethersfield.

The Reverend Elisha Williams (1694-1755) was a pioneer in higher education, and a famous teacher in colonial America. He taught at Yale College, when the largest of its three branches was in Wethersfield. In 1726, he was chosen President of the college, and then established in New Haven.

Emerson-Williams School provides a stimulating educational environment in which high academic standards for student performance continue to be our primary goal. In addition to high academic standards, the school community is also committed to providing an environment where all members of the community demonstrate caring and respect towards one another.  We will again implement the Responsive Classroom program in our school.  The Responsive Classroom is a philosophy that fosters both the academic and social emotional well being of students.  One of the main principles is that in order for students to be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.

One of the keys to success of Emerson-Williams School’s outstanding educational program is our talented teaching staff.  Many of our teachers hold advanced degrees and several are serving as mentors and/or cooperating teachers. Most notable is the dedication and creative spirit of our staff.

An active Parent Teacher Organization continues to advocate for quality education and to sponsor a variety of family-oriented events and fundraisers that have resulted in field trips, cultural enrichment activities, and new equipment for our school. Members of the Emerson-Williams PTO publish our monthly newsletter, host book fairs, and "Family Fun Nights," including a Talent Show, Bingo night, and Strawberry Festival, to name a few.

We at Emerson-Williams School note with pride our many accomplishments and continue to dedicate our efforts to total school improvement focused upon setting high expectations for students within a supportive, motivating school environment.


Emerson-Williams News

Posted 05/03/2017 02:15PM
Emerson-Williams "Look for the Good" Video. Please click to watch.
Posted 03/08/2017 10:27AM
Did you know that Wethersfield students can borrow free eBooks and audiobooks and download them to personal mobile devices or read them through a Browser on a Chromebook through Overdrive? Click to title to find out more!

  • September 2017
    • WedSep13 E-W OPEN HOUSE GRADES K-3 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    • ThuSep14 E-W OPEN HOUSE GRADES 4-6 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
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Link to LIVE video stream of Wethersfield High School Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony beginning at 6pm tonight - June 16th. Please click for more.
This is Mr. Moore the Principal at Wethersfield High School. As you are aware, we always plan an alternative location for graduation in the event of impending inclement weather. With that thought in mind we have decided to move the 2017 WHS exercises indoors. The ceremony will take place in Gym A and a closed circuit television feed will be available in the auditorium. The event will be streamed live. There will be a link to the streaming placed on the district website and on the WHS Activities Facebook page. Doors to the school will open at 5:00 pm and graduating seniors are asked to assemble in Gym B by 5:30 pm. There will be no motorcade. Please click for more.
A rite of passage in fifth grade is an annual field trip to Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. Charles Wright fifth graders stepped back in time on June 9th, learning about textiles, and printing and cooking in colonial times. Students toured the village, interacting with residents who shared their experiences as Americans in the 19th century. Please click for more.
Silas Deane Middle School's Charlene Maddock has been selected as the 2017 Teacher of the Year for the Wethersfield Public Schools. Please click for more.
Wethersfield High School's Class of 2017 graduation will take place on Friday, June 16th at 6:00pm in Wethersfield Cove Park. --Gradimages® is the official photographer for WHS 2017 Graduation Ceremony. Shortly after the event, photographs will be available online for viewing. Visit their website- www.gradimages.com

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