By the mid-1800's, the Railroad connected Stafford to markets all across New England.
Before the State Highway projects of the 1920's & 1930, there was even a Trolley connection to Rockville.
This disposition is based upon the conviction that the dignity and worth of each child is of primary concern and that the aim of education is to prepare and inspire our youth to assume meaningful roles in a culturally diverse, ever-changing world.
In an effort to prepare all students for success in school and life, the school district purposefully utilizes early intervention programs and focused staff development activities to develop essential skills and content knowledge as specified in Connecticut Core Standards.
The Middle River and Willimantic River have good water for canoes and kayaks throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Upland game hunting, fishing, swimming as well as cross country skiing, can be found.
In the early 1800s, the availability of water power from the tributaries of the Willimantic River led to Stafford's industrialization and caused population shifts.
With early literacy a priority, strong pre-kindergarten and full-day kindergarten programs focus on academics, routines, and social skills to ensure a solid foundation.
The use of the Responsive Classroom and Second Step models promote the development of positive character traits in our youngest students.
Our highly trained workforce, ample clean water supply and cooperative financial institutions all contribute to a positive business climate.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Stafford and North Central Connecticut offer many activities.