Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MANCHESTER – On Saturday, Aug. 10, students and families from Assumption School will walk through Manchester neighborhoods in an effort to reach out to community residents. Organizers hope to raise awareness of the outstanding educational opportunities offered at the school.

"We are following the example of our new Pope Francis by walking to meet people where they are," said Marguerite Ouellette, who has been principal of the local Catholic school for seven years.

While not every classroom has vacancies, the school’s administration would like to add an average of two to three students in each grade for the 2013-14 school year, said Ms. Ouellette.

"This year, no student will be turned away for financial reasons," said Ouellette. "This presents a great opportunity to share our wonderful environment and excellent academic program with additional families."

Walking around neighborhoods might seem like an old-fashioned approach, but the school that prides itself in traditional values is definitely not old fashioned. Last year, the school obtained and implemented Chromebook computers for middle-school students and established a student-run technology club.

The school is committed to ongoing innovation and capitalizes on leading edge technologies to enhance student achievement in every grade, according to Ms. Oullette.

Students, teachers, siblings, parents and grandparents will walk or ride in strollers or on scooters and distribute brochures and share information about Assumption School. Following their walk, participants will meet at the school’s main campus for a picnic.

Assumption School serves students in prekindergarten through eighth grade at two locations in Manchester. The main campus is located at 27 South Adams St.; the high school prep campus, which serves students in sixth through eighth grade, is located at 45 Ludlow Road. The school is fully accredited and features an innovative curriculum, inclusive environment and educators who are committed to enabling children to meet his or her potential for success.

Information is available from Ms. Ouellette at 860-649-0889 or