Henry James Memorial School

Principal Scott Baker

155 Firetown Rd., Simsbury CT, 06070
Phone: (860) 651-3341 | Fax: (860) 658-3629

Principal: Scott Baker
Assistant Principal: Anjanette Belmonte

2008 Seal Blue Ribbon SchoolWelcome 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.


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Bell Schedule

2018-19 Bell Schedule

Please note: With the three snow days tacked on to the end of the year and HJMS's awards assembly taking place on a Wednesday this year, there is a change in the letter day rotation:

  • June 10 – B2O
  • June 11 – B2E
  • June 12 – M2 mod
  • June 13 – T2
  • June 14 – F2 (1/2 day)

Snow Day Protocol

2 Hour Delays:

Clubs & Activities

Documents & Handbooks

Email Notification

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We offer two email notification lists to serve your needs:

1. HJ Listserv: This list issues notifications about emergency closings and report card distributions or other special messages from the principal. While you do have the ability to “unsubscribe” from this list, it is important that you remain on it.

2. HJ Daily Notices: To receive daily notices, subscribe to this email list. This email list is voluntary.

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Faculty & Staff Directory

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Allan Amundsen

Social Studies, Blue Team

Jessica Anastasio

Special Services, Orange Team

Lisa Anderson

Library Media Center

William Antonitis

English, Blue Team

Kristie Arbesman


Laurel Archambault


Scott Baker


Scott Behringer

Math, Yellow Team

Anjanette Belmonte


Adria Benard

World Language, HJMS Teams

Janet Black

Family & Consumer Sciences

Alexandra Bond

School Counseling

Mary Boucher

Reading, Curriculum Resources, HJMS Teams

Martha Brueckner

Special Services, Yellow Team

Marie-Line Bruhl

World Language, HJMS Teams

Dena Cacchiotti

Curriculum Resources, Elementary Curriculum Center, Instructional Coaching Network

Marilyn Cannata

Music & Performing Arts

Cindy Carey

Science, Green Team

Maureen Casey

Special Services

Deborah Cervas

Special Services

Catherine Cestone

Speech & Language Pathologist, Special Services

Christopher Chan

World Language, HJMS Teams

Cindy Claffey

Special Services

Richard Collins

English, Red Team
School: 651-3341

Nicole Criss

Math, Orange Team

Brenna Cunningham

Social Studies, Purple Team

Kevin Dakin

School: ext. 462

Charlotte D'Aleo

Music & Performing Arts

Margie Esthus

Health Services

Ryan Ford

Music & Performing Arts

Health Services


Library Media Center

School Counseling


The 2019 HJMS Yearbook is no longer available for sale on-line.  There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale through the main office on a first come, first served basis.  The cost is $34 cash or check, made payable to the HJMS Student Activity Fund.


School Profile and Performance

Most recent School Profile and Performance Report for Henry James Memorial School.

For more information on School Profile and Performance Reports, visit the State Department of Education's website.