Principal’s Letter

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 190 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 terrific programs to offer our students. All students have two 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 Talented and Gifted program to help meet the many diverse learning needs and styles of our students. To assist some of our younger students, we have an Early Intervention Reading Program. Other students receive support from our Math and Reading Specialists, Speech and Language Pathologist, Special Education teachers, School Social Worker, and Occupational and Physical therapists.

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 a half-day or full-day program option for our Pre-K students.

The students at Chaplin Elementary School are also encouraged to take part in the many after school programs that we offer. These after school enrichment activities include: volleyball, crafts, scrapbooking, drawing & painting, LEGO building, World Class Readers, cross country, and Mandarin Chinese. The options are different each session to meet the interest of our students. Staff members lead these after school programs, which run in three sessions throughout the school year.

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 terrific school.


Patricia D. King

Chaplin Elementary School Principal