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Willard School is a learning community centered around students, which embraces families as advocates for learners.

It is our mission to: 

  • Develop strategic readers, flexible problem solvers, and motivated lifelong learners who have the ability to effectively collaborate, communicate, and think independently. 
  • In addition to academic skills, it is our mission to develop well rounded, empathetic, respectful, responsible, and engaged citizens.


In order to accomplish this mission, adults will: 

  • Encourage students to achieve their highest potential
  • Establish a safe learning environment that fosters risk taking, stamina, ingenuity, curiosity, and critical thinking.
  • Serve as coaches who facilitate challenging and dynamic learning opportunities.
  • Value students for their individuality and diverse capabilities.


Welcome to the Emma Hart Willard School website. We hope you find the site to be a useful communication tool as it is our aim to promote a positive partnership with all members of the school community. Please visit these pages throughout the year for any changes as our webmaster, Mr. Clapp, will be working to update information periodically.

Congratulations to Mrs. Paula O'Rourke, who was selected as the Willard School and Berlin Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013 


Salvatore Urso - Principal

1088 Norton Road, Berlin, CT 06037 

(860) 828-4151

Emergency Closing/Late Opening (828-8594)
Fax: (860) 828-4178


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