Achievement First
Hartford High School

305 Greenfield Street
Hartford, CT 06112


Our school is near the 50-54, 56, 58, 74, 901 and 912 bus line stops. Transportation is provided based upon proximity to the school.





Opened: August 2012
Grades: 9-12
Number of Students in 2018-19: 250
Hours: 7:20 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 7:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday

“Home of the Royals”

Achievement First Hartford High is focused on an important goal: 100% of students will be accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

How do we get there? We combine challenging courses and high expectations. We also make sure our students have access to all of the support that their wealthy and private school peers receive. Our support includes SAT prep, intensive college counseling and tutoring. Our classes help our students grow into leaders who not only listen to lessons, but also lead discussions and exchange ideas. Here, our students also grow as athletes, volunteers, leaders, and citizens of the world.  We are proud of our school’s strong extracurricular, varsity athletic and arts programs. And, we’re proud that our support extends beyond high school graduation. High school counselors work closely with our alumni as they attend colleges including University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Tufts University, Wellesley College, University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University and many more. Learn more in our brochure or our college profile.

School Leader

  • Emily Banks

    Emily Banks

    Emily Banks has served as the principal of Achievement First Hartford High School since 2013. Ms. Banks joined Achievement First in 2007 as a math teacher at Elm City College Prep Middle School and went on to become an academic dean and principal-in-residence at Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven, Connecticut. Under Ms. Banks’ leadership, AF Hartford High School students outperformed the state average on the SAT, as well as earned the highest average SAT scores among low-income students in the state. On the 2015 Connecticut state SBAC exam, students achievement scores surpassed those of neighboring West Hartford. Ms. Banks graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College and received a master’s in teaching from American University.

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