Principal's Message

Tim Barber CREC University of Hartford Magnet School strives for excellence in achievement from PreK to Grade 5. We provide educational experiences that nurture the whole student as a learner. Learning takes places in our beautiful indoor and outdoor learning spaces on the campus of the University of Hartford.

We emphasize the school's theme of “Learning through the Multiple Intelligences” each Friday at our Friday Family Meeting, where students present their learning through the integration of the arts. We showcase student learning and develop a community culture of celebration of academic and artistic accomplishments. Collaboration between grade level teams and teachers of the arts provide opportunities for students to be engaged in meaningful learning experiences that connect multiple content areas.

Our partnership with the University of Hartford is meaningful, rich, and supports efforts to achieve our school’s mission. Our link with their College of Education provides a "lab" for student teachers and interns entering the field of education. The hands-on experience provided to the University students supports their development as well as enriches our students and teachers. The Hartt School provides our students with music and dance lessons and performances. Our students experience field trips across the university campus to sports events, science and technology labs, media stations, theater, and more. The collaboration is unique and truly rewarding to all.

As we celebrate 20 years of commitment to students, the UHMS community continues to work collaboratively to shape our goals. Ultimately we strive to create a student-centered community that produces joyous learners, and eliminates the achievement gap, a mission upon which our school is based. Students leave our school prepared for success in whatever they pursue.


Tim Barber