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Saint Mary's School
62 Cedar St, Branford, CT 06405
St. Mary's School a Roman Catholic coed school with grades pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The school isMore in walking distance to St. Mary's Church and The Black Stone Library, as well as the center of Branford.   
Branford Superintendent of Schools
1111 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

The 2010 school year brought a new face to the Branford school system: Hamlet Hernandez. The son of Cuban refugeeMore parents, Hernandez matriculated through Hamden schools and most recently held the title of Assistant Superintendent of Hamden Schools before being appointed to his current role of Branford's Superintendent of Schools. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Hernandez brings with him a dedication to all students, from those enrolled in early education in the Indian Neck School programs to the seniors graduating from Branford High School. Hernandez has an open ear and mind and sees the economic and racially diverse students of Branford as "more alike than different."

"We celebrate our kids," says Hernandez as he looks forward to his future with the school system.

Visit the school's website to find out more about Hernandez's work, goals and the students.

Mary T. Murphy School
14 Brushy Plain Rd, Branford, CT 06405
The Mary T. Murphy School was originally called Brushy Plain School when it was built in 1960. The name was changed inMore 1989 and shortly after renovations were made to the facility including the addition of a new wing. Some of the key goals for the school's staff are to promote independence, critical thinking skills and good citizen ship.Principal  Anthony Buono oversees this kindergarten through fourth grade school.
Shoreline School of Art & Music
540 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405
The Shoreline School of Art & Music is a private occupational school providing career training in the arts. It wasMore founded in 1978 by Richard and Judith Milgram and provides a variety of classes in the arts. Students can take classes in the School of Music focusing on voice, guitar, bass, piano, and a variety of string and woodwind instruments. The School of Art provides programs in illustration and creative advertising design.
Linda B. Chipkin Early Years Center
12 Melrose Ave, Branford, CT 06405

The Linda B. Chipkin Early Years Center located at Indian Neck School offers pre-schooling for Branford's children,More ages 3 - 5.

To attend the program, children must be determined eligible through the P.P.T. process (visit the Linda B. Chipkin website for more details).

The schooling offered is a collaborative effort between special education teachers, speech and language pathologists, social workers, school psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, school nurses, teachers of the hearing impaired and supporting para-professionals. 

The school is led by Principal Dianibel Aviles.

Francis Walsh Intermediate School
185 Damascus Rd, Branford, CT 06405

When Francis Walsh Intermediate School was built in 1972 — then called Branford Intermediate School — theMore facility was characterized by classrooms with no walls, emphasizing an open-space, community style of learning. Today, a number of classroom walls have been built, but the open-school feeling still exists.

WIS is one of three schools in Branford offering a school-based health center, a fully licensed health clinic designed to address the physical and emotional needs of adolescents. All students are eligible to enroll and receive services free of charge.

Robin B. Goeler is principal.


The Pine Orchard Nursery School
149 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405

Pine Orchard Nursery School (PONS) has one teacher for every six children. The school is licensed by the stateMore and teachers are members of National, Connecticut and Shoreline Associations For the Education of Young Children.

This nonprofit, independent, parent cooperative preschool is known as the "little red school house" in the Indian Neck area of Branford.

For all inquires regarding its classes for three-year-olds or kindergarten readiness classes, visit the Web site or contact Judy Hall.

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