Award Year 2016
- Black/African American: 6%
- White: 86%
- Hispanic: 1%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 10%
Bolton High School serves the town of Bolton, Connecticut, a small suburban community of approximately 5,000 residents. Bolton High School is also a school of choice for students from the town of Columbia and those in the Open Choice Program from the city of Hartford. Our mission is to develop students who are capable, ethical, thoughtful, healthy, and responsible global citizens.
Bolton High School's recent emphasis has been on moving toward mastery-based learning in order to better meet the needs of all learners while maintaining flexibility, responsiveness, and creativity in the classroom. We prioritize and assess the transferable skills of critical thinking, communication, creative and practical problem solving, global citizenship, and self-direction. College and career preparation are fostered and students have the opportunity to earn college credit in approximately 25 percent of the courses offered at Bolton High School.
The school climate reflects a long-standing culture of community and trust. This is exemplified in many ways including the fact that the student lockers are without locks. Bolton High School fosters a personalized educational experience where students and staff develop lifelong connections. We recognize the importance and value of both the academic curriculum and co-curricular activities in developing a range of skills and attributes in our students, and nearly 100 percent of our faculty serve as club advisors or coaches. Many of our staff members have strong ties to Bolton High School with 28 percent of our current staff either having graduated from BHS or living in town.