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 08/16/2017 12:34PM
Thanks to the generosity of the Wethersfield Mayor's Charity Ball, the Town of Wethersfield Department of Social and Youth Services is offering partial scholarships to families of children attending Wethersfield preschool programs 2017-2018. Please click for more.
Posted 08/03/2017 01:04PM
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  • August 2017
    • MonAug28 E-W MEET & GREET FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS 2:00 PM to 2:30 PMEMERSON-WILLIAMS
    • MonAug28 E-W MEET & GREET FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-6 2:30 PM to 3:00 PMEMERSON-WILLIAMS
    • ThuAug31 E-W FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • September 2017
    • MonSep04 E-W NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
    • FriSep08 E-W DINNER & MUSIC ON THE LAWN 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMEMERSON-WILLIAMS GROUNDS
    • WedSep13 E-W OPEN HOUSE GRADES K-3 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • ThuSep14 E-W OPEN HOUSE GRADES 4-6 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Thanks to the generosity of the Wethersfield Mayor's Charity Ball, the Town of Wethersfield Department of Social and Youth Services is offering partial scholarships to families of children attending Wethersfield preschool programs 2017-2018. Please click for more.
Please give us your feedback and help shape the future of the Wethersfield Library. Click for more.
Wethersfield High School's 'Pieces' Literary Magazine created by our students at Wethersfield High School with Club Leaders Tracy Riordan & Ruth George. Please click the title for more.
Link to LIVE video stream of Wethersfield High School Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony beginning at 6pm tonight - June 16th. Please click for more.

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Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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