Kinsella Elementary & Middle Schools

PreK-Grade 8

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At Kinsella, our mission is to provide each child with an enriched educational environment, which fosters artistic, independent and critical thinking through performing arts integrated instruction.

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Kinsella, At a Glance...

Grades: PK4 – 8

Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:40 am – 3:50 pm

All-Day PreK & Kindergarten

COVID-19 Schedule Changes (to promote social distancing):

8:35am Drop Off

3:35pm Pick up time on full days


12:25 Pick up time on early release days

All students participate in rigorous academic curriculum, including:

English Language Arts




Social Studies


Students follow a rotating schedule, participating in the following Performing Arts areas:




Physical Education

Production (Grade 5 and up)



Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our building schedule has changed. Grades PK-5 attend a 45 minute Performing Arts class, grades 6-8 attend a 90 minute Performing Arts class. To promote cohorting, students attend these PA classes with their homerooms. Enrichment classes & in-person performances will resume when it is safe to do so.

PreK through Grade 4 students participate in 45 minutes of performing arts classes daily

Grades 5 through 8 students annually select two of the performing arts areas mentioned above as "concentrations." Students will also be assigned a dance class and a PE class to meet state physical education requirements.

Grade 5 and 6 students will attend a 45 minute performing arts class each day.

Grade 7 and 8 students will attend a 55 minute performing arts class each day.

Kindergarten through Grade 8 students may participate in an Enrichment Block, which supports academic interventions. If a student is not needed in the academic classroom for additional instruction, s/he will attend an enrichment class. Enrichment classes are taught by Kinsella's Performing Arts staff, & provide more intensive instruction in a focused artistic area. These classes aren’t graded & operate on an alternating schedule.

Grades 6 through 8 students will have the opportunity to audition for Kinsella's annual Middle School Musical, Middle School Drama, or Middle School Dance Concert. These productions rehearse during the Enrichment Block & may not require staying after school until it's show time!

All students attend Kinsella's performances during the school day throughout the year.

All students have the opportunity to participate in teacher selected arts integration and cultural exposure programming, brought to Kinsella through Hartford Performs.