School phone: 860-570-6500
School fax: 860-521-7502
For contacting a teacher:
- Find out the teacher's extension in the Staff Directory.
- Dial 860-570-6500, followed by the extension.
- If the teacher is not available, leave a message on their voice mail.
Welcome to the Sedgwick Middle School website. Sedgwick has a rich history and is one of the oldest school buildings in West Hartford. Sedgwick Middle School was opened in 1931 as a combination junior high school (in the west wing) and elementary school (in the east wing). The school was named for William Thompson Sedgwick. Born in West Hartford in 1855, Sedgwick, a bacteriologist and educator, was an authority on public health who taught biology at M.I.T. from 1883 until his death in 1921. In 1956, the elementary school moved out and Sedgwick became exclusively a junior high for grades 7, 8 and 9. In 1979, the 9th grade moved to Conard High School and Sedgwick became a middle school. Grade 6 was moved to Sedgwick in 1979. A rear wing was added in 1989-1990 and grade 6 was moved to Sedgwick. The library was expanded in 2001 and another wing constructed in 2003. The original building, designed by architect Russell Barker, is recognized as one of Connecticut’s historic Art Deco buildings. Today over 900 students attend Sedgwick in grades 6, 7 and 8 organized into grade level teams of approximately 100 to 115 students each. In addition to a strong academic and Unified Arts curriculum, opportunities exist for students to participate in after school sports, interesting club activities and homework centers.
Sedgwick Middle School Mission Statement
The mission of the West Hartford Middle Schools is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.
At Sedgwick Middle School, we have a focused vision for the success of our students. We hold a vision that our students will leave middle school with essential knowledge and 21st century skills to be competent and feel confident in high school as a precursor to successful post-secondary outcomes. It is equally important for our students have a positive elementary to middle school transition and to feel safe and connected throughout their middle school years.
Sedgwick’s vision for student success is grounded in the following set of beliefs:
- All students can learn.
- Quality education is a fundamental right and must be accessible to everyone.
- Every individual must be treated with respect and dignity.
- Education is a shared responsibility and cooperative effort between home, school and community.
The success of every student must be cultivated by:
- Rigorous performance standards
- High expectations
- A developmentally responsive and nurturing learning community
- Enriching opportunities and authentic experiences
- A wide range of support services and programs
Due to emergencies, such as inclement weather, electrical outages, and other unforeseen circumstances, it is sometimes necessary to make changes to the school day for the safety of our students. Please take the time before an emergency arises to develop a contingency plan in the event of a school delay, early dismissal, or cancellation and discuss it with your child.
Parents are reminded that regardless of the exact timing of a storm occurring during the school day, the early dismissal schedule is as follows:
- Elementary schools: 11:45am
- Middle schools: 11:00am
- High schools: 10:30am
These early dismissal times will not vary. There are multiple information sources that will provide you with changes to the school day including:
For School Bus Related Questions
Sedgwick Office: 570-6500 (7:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Transportation: 561-6647 (9:00 AM-4:30 PM)
First Student Inc.: 953-2030
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