Henry James Memorial School
155 Firetown Rd., Simsbury CT, 06070
Phone: (860) 651-3341 | Fax: (860) 658-3629
Principal: Scott Baker
Assistant Principal: Jacqueline Petrella
Welcome to the website of Henry James Memorial School, Simsbury’s award-winning middle school. On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to invite you to explore our website and learn about our many programs and the numerous accomplishments of our students. Henry James Memorial School has a proud tradition of excellence, and we are a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.
HJMS’s mission statement, “Connections, Challenge, Character,” is a reflection of the middle school philosophy that is essential to the experience that we provide all of our students during their time at our school. We utilize the team structure, which enables our faculty and staff to know the interests and strengths of each student, thus meeting their individual learning needs.
We support the Character development of our students through the HJ Way. The HJ Way is based on five principles: Be Respectful, Be Kind, Be Responsible, Be Fair, and Be Trustworthy. The HJ Way embodies our behavioral expectations for all of our students. These values promote positive social development, healthy peer relations, student leadership, and guide our students to become considerate, thoughtful members of our school community.
Open House at Henry James for Parents/Guardians of 6th Graders - February 9, 2023
Coffee with the Counselors Virtual Event (1/27/23 at 1:00pm)- Join the school counselors for a change to learn more about the course selection process!Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/fkn-akpi-orq
Students in Mrs. Garthwait's and Mrs. Geoghan's classes had a hands-on lesson with the contents in an MRE. Mr. Franklin and Mr. Vaughn from the CT Army National Guard visited with students to discuss the purpose and nutritional value of MREs. Students were given the opportunity to cook the meal contained in the MRE kit and to sample the other packets in the MRE such as crackers, candy, or a powdered drink mix.
Mrs. Garthwaite's F & CS students created monsters from felt, buttons, and stuffing inspired by drawings from kindergarten students at Central School.
HJMS Fall Fest held fun, tricks, and treats for students and staff. There was no shortage of fun activities for all, including Corn Hole, Can Jam, Spike Ball, pumpkin painting, and a haunted hallway. Many thanks to our students and staff for the time and talent provided to make this such a terrific event.