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The Museum Academy offers students in PreK-Grade 5 an education outside the traditional learning environment. By opening up the worlds of history, visual arts, living museums, performances and exhibition, students have the space to develop their own curiosity about the world in which we live.

Our curriculum is based on the 5E Inquiry Model, which encourages students to Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate, so they can become critical thinkers and active learners. The Academy is a community dedicated to fostering learning experiences for all students in a culturally diverse school community.


Our Mission

Museum Academy’s mission is dedicated to educating the whole child through exploration, inquiry- based learning, and the arts.  The incorporation of the arts across the curriculum with visual and hands on practices is the key to developing life-long problem solving and critical thinking skills.  CREC Museum Academy exhibitions allow students to display, showcase, and present their learning to new audiences.

Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) School-Wide Expectations are aligned with our school charter and are delineated throughout the school.  Students are recognized daily for demonstrating our core behaviors. Monthly PBIS school assemblies celebrate student successes and provide opportunities to reinforce school expectations. The Academy encourages each individual to shine through acts of kindness, respect, responsibility and safety.



Magnet Schools of America Presidents Magnet School of Merit Award of Excellence Award 2015

Magnet Schools of America School of Excellence Award 2015

Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction Award 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013

Luis Rodriguez, Distinguished Service Member of the Year in CREC 2015

Artists Collective Collaborative grant for museum themed classes 2013 - present


New Construction

We are building a state of the art facility, construction complete by June 2017.

During construction we will be located at two temporary sites.


Grades Served:

Grades Pre-K located at 206 West Newberry Rd, Bloomfield, CT  06002

Grades 1-5 located at 10 Targeting Centre, Windsor, CT  06095



For More Information, please contact:
Principal Shandra Brown
CREC Museum Academy
10 Targeting Centre, Windsor, CT  06095
(860) 231-7800


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