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There are many reasons to enroll your child at Mooreland Hill

Mooreland Hill School students pose near a canoe during a camping trip

  • The academics are challenging
  • Small class size ensures every student sits in the ‘front row’
  • Students experience the arts as an integral part of our program
  • Interscholastic athletics extend our class day onto the playing field
  • At Mooreland Hill School, we believe the adolescent years are the most formative. Academically, physically and socially, lifetime patterns and attributes toward school and self are shaped during the middle school years. Our curriculum, our approach to extra-curriculum activities and athletics, and our style as a school all serve to support this belief.
  • So many more reasons

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A rich tradition of excellence steeped in eighty years of results

“For over seventy-nine years, Mooreland Hill School has prepared middle school aged children for the challenges and opportunities awaiting them not only in secondary school and college, but also in life. With a long history of caring and individual attention, the faculty of the school has provided the opportunities and the education to allow young people to explore the world around them. It is the faculty’s spirited and knowledgeable teaching that brings a sense of wonder and exuberance to the process of discovery.

Our students come to the school from communities throughout the central Connecticut region. The school’s regional and ethnic diversity brings students together from a variety of geographic and socio-economic backgrounds. Thus, Mooreland Hill students come into contact with a range of thoughts, opinions, and experiences broadening their understanding of the greater regional and world community.

The parent body at Mooreland Hill School supports the school in word and deed. Working in concert with the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff, the parents actively promote the mission and program of the school. Along with current parents, the alumni/ae of the school provide generous support and give of their time and expertise to the school. Our school is a strong and vibrant community.

As you continue your visit on our website, you will discover those qualities that make Mooreland Hill School truly a unique place. After browsing our website, we look forward to having you visit us in person to see for yourself the strength of our academic programs in action and to see why we have flourished for over seventy-nine years. It is because of our long history of working successfully with pre-adolescent and middle school children that we look forward confidently to the future and our centennial.”

“From its founding in 1930, Mooreland Hill School strives to create a unique environment in which all members, students and adults, exist in a learning community characterized by active and spirited engagement in academic, physical, and social pursuits. The school encourages close relationships among students of all ages, faculty, staff, and families in an environment of mutual respect. Moral character, a strong sense of community, and an understanding of the responsibility of citizenship are stressed through the curriculum, community service activities, and a partnership among parents, students, and the school. We prepare our students for success at the secondary school level and in life.”

“The disciplines of English, history, mathematics, science, and foreign language make up the core academic program. The course of study is enhanced by comprehensive offerings in art and a challenging athletic program. Within the academic and athletic context, students practice fundamental learning processes in an atmosphere that promotes the encouragement of active, independent learning while they become creative and critical thinkers.

Central to the mission is the conviction that each child is encouraged to develop a realistic sense of self, a respect for others and the environment, high moral character, and a strong feeling for family and community.  Mooreland Hill teachers work closely with students in academics and athletics, and provide guidance for sound decision-making skills. The faculty encourages students to challenge themselves to go beyond their comfort level in a supportive environment. Integral to this approach is a close partnership with the home fostered through timely communication.

We know that Mooreland Hill graduates leave with a sense of pride in their accomplishments; passionate about their interests; confident in their ability to be life-long learners; possessing an understanding of his or her responsibility to the greater world community; and with confidence in their preparation to accept the challenges of the future.”

Michael Dooman, ‘78
Headmaster