|Hartford, Connecticut, CT, USA|
|Average class size||7 to 16 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
|Mascot||Sam the Ram|
Watkinson School is a private coeducational day school in Hartford, Connecticut. Watkinson is situated on Bloomfield Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut, adjacent to the University of Hartford and serves students from sixth through 12th grade. Watkinson also offers a postgraduate option, called The Academy at Watkinson, which allows students who have just graduated from high school to spend an additional year taking courses at Watkinson as well as the University of Hartford. Watkinson is the only private school located within the city limits of Hartford.
Watkinson has a Creative Arts Program (CAP) whose purpose is to foster creativity in young artists. This program is unique in that students receive a separate diploma denoting their commitment to the arts. This program is run by teacher Dr. Karen Bovard. A student may join this program any time between the beginning of their freshman year and the end of their sophomore year (so that they can complete the requirement of 2 full years in the program necessary to receive the diploma)
In 2007 Watkinson created a Global Studies Program which discusses the United States relationship with the rest of the World. This program is run by Dr. Christopher Doyle. Students generally apply for this program in their sophomore year, starting work for it in their junior year.
Both programs are competitive to get into and require an application process. Once the student has graduated, that student in either program will receive two diplomas. One for high school in general, and one for the program they had just completed. Students may participate in both CAP and Global Studies if they wish.
Watkinson is a founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. It is one of only five schools to be named a Lead School for the Coalition of Essential Schools.
Sports at Watkinson
Watkinson School's athletic program includes Boys Varsity and JV Soccer, Girls Varsity soccer, Boys Varsity and JV Basketball, Girls Varsity Softball,Boys Varsity and JV lacrosse, Girls varsity lacrosse and Girls Volleyball
The Boys Varsity Soccer team has won four championships in five years. They were finalists in one of the years.
2004-2005 CISAC Champions 2005-2006 CISAC Champions 2006-2007 CISAC Finalists 2007-2008 CISAC Champions & New England Finalist (1st seed) 2008-2009 HVAL Champions & New England Champions (1st seed, also went 21-0-1 on the season)
Sports Teams at Watkinson
|Fall Trimester||Winter Trimester||Spring Trimester|
|Boys Varsity Soccer
Boys JV Soccer
|Boys JV Basketball
Boys Varsity Basketball
Activities at Watkinson
Over its three years of existence, Watkinson School's (now defunct) FIRST Robotics Team 782 won a number of awards, including Highest Rookie Seed (2002), New England Regional Champions (2003), Highest Divisional Seed (Nationals, 2003) the Xerox Creativity Award (2002/2003), and Highest Divisional Seed (Nationals, 2004).
- Johann Smith - soccer player with Major League Soccer team Kalmar FF He is currently (as of November 25, 2010) a free agent.
- David Hemingson - executive producer of "Don't Trust the B_____ in Apartment 23" and many other films and television shows
- Richard Plepler - CEO of HBO
- Philip Conserva - producer of the popular television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
- "Watkinson School ~ Transition to College". Watkinson School. Retrieved 2006-01-08.
- Holson, Laura (21 September 2012). "There’s Something About Richard; Richard Plepler of HBO Stands Tall in New York’s Cultural Elite". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 February 2013.