Welcome to Tootin' Hills School!
Tootin’ Hills School is a warm and caring environment where students and their well-being is our number one priority. It is a school where, according to our mission statement, our students are safe to take risks, to make mistakes and to grow. Not only do we strive for academic excellence for all, but we also foster ongoing opportunities for each of our students to demonstrate the four key components of our character education program: Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Integrity.
Tootin’ Hills has very hard-working and dedicated faculty and staff that are committed to seeing every child achieve their fullest potential in a socially, emotionally, and academically supportive environment. As stated in the Simsbury District Vision statement, we seek to “cultivate the mind, body and character of each student.” Tootin’ Hills students engage in experiences that are interdisciplinary and promote high achievement for all. We present our students with daily opportunities to stretch and grow as learners, develop problem-solving skills, and work collaboratively. We prepare our students to be meaningful contributors to a global and ever-changing society.
Our faculty is committed to providing rigorous instructional opportunities that foster and develop a community of learners while promoting a love of learning. Our talented and dedicated teachers work in Professional Learning Communities weekly to support all students and to refine instructional practices. Our teachers continue to improve their teaching by sharing ideas, discussing student growth, and collaborating with professionals across the district. In addition, we continue to be committed to providing the least restrictive environment for all students. This is reflected in our ongoing efforts to educate all of the students at Tootin’ Hills in the classroom by well-trained and skilled professionals.
The engagement of the entire school community is an integral factor in the success of our school. Under the dedicated leadership of our PTO and their volunteers, numerous activities occur throughout the school year to unite the school community and enhance the rich experiences that our students engage in throughout the year. We invite and encourage you to be an active member of our volunteer community. A strong relationship between home and school is vital to both the academic and emotional success of our children.
I am honored to be the principal at Tootin’ Hills School, and I am looking forward to continuing the long-standing history of educational excellence.