With early literacy a priority, strong pre-kindergarten and full-day kindergarten programs focus on academics, routines, and social skills to ensure a solid foundation.The use of the Responsive Classroom and Second Step models promote the development of positive character traits in our youngest students.
When initially incorporated, most of the population of Stafford was concentrated in 6-7 agricultural villages.
In the early 1800s, the availability of water power from the tributaries of the Willimantic River led to Stafford's industrialization and caused population shifts.
Our highly trained workforce, ample clean water supply and cooperative financial institutions all contribute to a positive business climate.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Stafford and North Central Connecticut offer many activities.
Curriculum is designed to provide challenging, motivating and thought provoking educational experiences, which address the individual and diverse academic, social and emotional needs of all students.
Stafford outperforms students on regional, State, and national averages on assessments.
In addition to Algebra I and World Language credit options at the middle school, we offer Early College Experience (ECE), Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses at the high school.
Students also enroll in courses such as Research & Development, in which students built a hovercraft with donations through community partnerships, and Video Game Development.
Stafford is a safe place when compared to similar size communities through the United States and Connecticut.
It boasts crime rates below both the national and Connecticut state averages. Long before its incorporation as a town in 1719, the famous mineral springs drew Native Americans and settlers to the Stafford area for the curative properties of the water.
The Town has several tennis courts, ball fields, soccer fields, and several quiet, relaxing parks.