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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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.

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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.

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Emerson-Williams News

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!
Posted 11/18/2016 11:58AM
On Thursday November 17th, outstanding students, support staff, and parents in the Wethersfield Public Schools were recognized for their special accomplishments and contributions. Please click for more.

  • April 2017
    • FriApr28 District-Wide Art Show Keeney Memorial Cultural Center

      KEENEY MEMORIAL CULTURAL CENTER

      200 MAIN STREET, WETHERSFIELD CT

      HOURS:

      TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 10:00AM - 4:00PM

      SUNDAYS - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

      CLOSED MONDAYS

    • FriApr28 E-W CMEA Elementary Honors Chorus CT CONVENTION CENTER
    • SatApr29 District-Wide Art Show Keeney Memorial Cultural Center

      KEENEY MEMORIAL CULTURAL CENTER

      200 MAIN STREET, WETHERSFIELD CT

      HOURS:

      TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 10:00AM - 4:00PM

      SUNDAYS - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

      CLOSED MONDAYS

  • May 2017
    • MonMay01 District-Wide Art Show Keeney Memorial Cultural Center

      KEENEY MEMORIAL CULTURAL CENTER

      200 MAIN STREET, WETHERSFIELD CT

      HOURS:

      TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 10:00AM - 4:00PM

      SUNDAYS - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

      CLOSED MONDAYS

    • MonMay01 E-W PTO TV Turn Off Week
    • MonMay01 E-W Pine Lake Visit to 6th Graders 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • TueMay02 District-Wide Art Show Keeney Memorial Cultural Center

      KEENEY MEMORIAL CULTURAL CENTER

      200 MAIN STREET, WETHERSFIELD CT

      HOURS:

      TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 10:00AM - 4:00PM

      SUNDAYS - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

      CLOSED MONDAYS

Around the District view all news
Mrs. Ziegler was selected to study abroad during the month of July as part of the 2017 Fund For Teacher Fellowship. Her and a colleague from Meriden wrote a specialty grant detailing an instructional learning experience that they would take in Europe. We are so proud of her and so proud that she is representing Wethersfield and Webb Elementary School.
Wednesday March 29th: Hanmer Grade 6 Musical "Joust" (9:15am and 2:00pm). Please click to view the videos.
Presentation to the Wethersfield Board of Education
Hanmer Elementary School has been identified by the State Department of Education as a School of Distinction in Connecticut. Click for more.

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