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Chapman is a neighborhood school serving students in kindergarten through grade six. Each day we welcome approximately 350 young learners who are ready to tackle new challenges. We are located on the northern end of town on Country Club Road. The school building, which dates back to 1950, is set on 6 beautiful acres and includes two playgrounds, a ball field, two basketball courts and ample space for students to run and play.
We work hard to provide an environment that supports engaging academics and a positive community where teachers nurture a sense of belonging, significance and emotional safety so that students feel comfortable taking risks and working with a variety of peers. In addition to our core subjects; reading, writing, math, science and social studies we also provide students with physical education, art, music and media instruction. Our related services include speech, occupational, and physical therapy, and school counseling. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in our staff's continued efforts to implement a challenging curriculum that is appropriate for all of our students. In our classrooms students are heterogeneously grouped, and within that classroom setting we utilize small flexible groups to meet the individual needs of our students.
Our school includes a library media center, computer lab, cafeteria, gymnasium with stage, science lab, and band room. Our fifth and sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in band, orchestra and chorus.
Technology is integrated into our curriculum at all grade levels. All classrooms have internet capability and each instructional space is equipped with a Smartboard. Each classroom contains at least two networked computers. The addition of chromebooks and iPads allow for further integration of technology into classroom instruction.
Our active Student Council coordinates many service projects throughout the year including Valentines’ for Veteran’s, visits to our elderly neighbors at Highland Health Care Center and donations to the Cheshire Animal Shelter. Kindergarten, first and second graders read to community volunteers through our Rookie Reader Program, which promotes the reading process for our beginning readers. Our sixth graders spend a week at Nature's Classroom to extend the concepts in the science curriculum. We also participate in the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership, a program of the Governor's Prevention Partnership. Our active mentor program continues to grow with support from the community. The support of our Parent Teacher Student Association is invaluable and helps the school by providing students with cultural arts programs, field trips, assistance in the classroom, and special family activities such as movie nights, fall fun day, father-daughter and mother-son events during the year. Parents’ time and efforts have contributed immensely to the overall school program.