Saint Christopher School

Saint Christopher School – East Hartford, CT Accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Day: March 11, 2022

Our History

Our History

Our History – Saint Christopher School was built in 1963 under the direction of the late Reverend Henry J. Murphy, pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish of which Saint Christopher parish was a mission.  The school was dedicated on August 17, 1963. 

The Sisters of Jesus Crucified agreed to staff the school and continued to do so until June of 1989.  The school opened in September 1963 with three classes of grade six.  By 1966, the school had three classes each of grades six, seven, and eight.  The school’s first graduating class in 1966 had 110 students go on to high school.  This structure remained until 1972, when grade five was added.

Our History

In September 1988, grades one and four were added along with a full day Kindergarten.  Further expansion occurred the following September when grades two and three were added.  Thus, in September 1989, Saint Christopher School opened its doors to students from kindergarten through grade eight. 

In September 1995, a pre-school consisting of three and four year olds was incorporated into the existing program.  In 2010, a full-day pre-school program was added for four year old children and in 2012, a full-day preschool program for three year olds was started.

Our History

In response to the needs of families, an After School Program was begun in 1992 to provide care for children after school dismissal.  A director was hired to manage the program with assistants as staff members.  The program provides a safe, stimulating atmosphere for students after school.

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours – Each K-8 family is responsible for ten co-op hours and each PreK family for five co-op hours completed for the school during the school year. Throughout the year there are opportunities to complete co-op hours by helping with events at the school, doing work from home, and other tasks that come up throughout the year. If a family does not fulfill the required co-op hours, they will be assessed $25.00 per hour not met, up to $250.00.

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

The co-op hours are tracked. Coop hours must be submitted in order to receive credit. Please use form below to report hours. If you have questions or suggestions please contact the Co-Op Coordinator, Danielle Vargas, via email at stchrisdvargas@gmail.com. If you need a statement of hours, please email stchrisdvargas@gmail.com and Danielle will be happy to send you a current statement.

Co-op (Volunteer) Hours

COMING SOON!!!  Sign Up for Monthly Statements. We will be sending out a sign up form for those that would like to get a monthly statement of Hours.

Cross-Country

Cross-Country

Cross-Country – St. Christopher competes in the East Hartford Town championship meet sponsored by the East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department.

Cross-Country

The meet is held every year in the fall for grades 3-8. Boys and girls run in separate races against runners from the other town schools. Each grade level has a different length race.

Cross-Country

The team practices for several weeks prior to the meet. For the students this is a good introduction to the healthy activity of running.

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