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Charter Oak students are open-minded, compassionate, and engaged global learners

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Our students are constantly engaged in technology-rich learning opportunities as they exercise higher-level thinking on a regular basis.

School information 

General school information and resources. 

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Learn more about our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. 

Our International baccalaureate pyp program

Learn more about our IB Primary Years Program. 

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Learn more about our  NAEYC accredited school day Pre-K program for 3-5 year olds.  

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Learn more about the PTO, our Family Resource Center, after school care, helpful resources for families and more!

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    Years as an Authorized IB PYP School

    We are an IB PYP School 

    Charter Oak International Academy is one of the over 4,700 schools worldwide who are authorized to deliver the IB program. The IB program is centered on inquiry-based learning within a transdisciplinary framework that "develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning." 

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    Enrichment programs for students & families each year 

    Enrichment Offerings

    Charter Oak International Academy offers over 30 additional enrichment programs for students and their families throughout the year. These programs include the after-school "Explorations" program for students that range from coding to Zumba to gardening and more, Family Academies that are sponsored by the Family Resource Center twice a year, Family Math/Science Night, Family Literacy Night, Inquiry Night, the annual Cultural Celebration and more! We are always looking for way to keep learning beyond the school day and involve the whole family!



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    Pre-K students 

    The West Hartford Public Schools prekindergarten implements the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This play-based approach is grounded in research and early childhood theory in our 5 pre-k classrooms. Teachers plan for and assess young children's development using the companion assessment tool called Teaching Strategies GOLD.

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    On-going sustainability initiatives 

    Sustainability Initiatives at Charter Oak 

    Charter Oak has many on-going sustainability initiatives and achievements. We have been recognized as a CT Green Leaf School and a LEED Gold School. We also have a parent, teacher and student organization, "Deep Roots," that has helped to sponsor sustainability efforts such as Waste Free Wednesday, recycling, composting, grant-funded silverware and trays and more! We are also lucky enough to have two school teaching gardens and a greenhouse.