Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to Chaplin Elementary School and our web page!

We are located in Chaplin, Connecticut – a rural town with a population of approximately 3,000. Chaplin Elementary School has a student enrollment of about 150 students in grades Pre-K – 6. The “Classrooms” link on our web page gives you an opportunity to view some of our classrooms. There is also a link for contacting any of our staff members. You’ll also find links for the PTO, Board of Education and the school calendar.


At Chaplin Elementary School, we have many outstanding programs to offer our students. All students have physical education classes each week, as well as one health, art and music class. Our older students have the opportunity to sign-up for instrumental music lessons, chorus and band. Our school has a enrichment program to help meet the many diverse learning needs and styles of our students. All of our students receive support and enrichment from our Math and ELA Interventionists, Speech and Language Pathologist, Special Education teachers, School Social Worker, and Occupational and Physical therapists. The school itself has many hidden treasures to offer students unique learning opportunities.  A 40-foot long greenhouse, thriving with green plants cultivated by students, a water garden teaming with life where students conduct observations and research and a beautiful nature trail.

Through a Connecticut State Department of Education School Readiness Grant, we are able to offer a Pre-K program that can accommodate twenty-eight 3 & 4 year olds.

There is an atmosphere of community that surrounds Chaplin Elementary School. It is one of the first comments from visitors to our school. With the continued support from the Chaplin community, the ongoing dedication of our staff and support from the Board of Finance and Board of Education, Chaplin Elementary School students will continue to flourish.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about our wonderful little school.


Patricia D. King

Chaplin Elementary School Principal