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for considering Jumoke Academy for the 2024-25 School Year!

Jumoke Academy encompasses three distinct academic campuses in Hartford, Connecticut. The elementary school campus provides education for grades PreK-4, while our two themed middle school campuses cater to grades 5-8, with one focusing on a STEM-based curriculum at the Honors SMaRT campus and the other offering an arts-integrated education at the Hartford Conservatory campus.

As a vibrant part of the Connecticut educational landscape, we’re dedicated to providing our scholars with a high-quality, tuition-free education. Our mission is to foster a nurturing and vibrant learning environment that empowers scholars to reach their fullest potential.

Why Choose Jumoke Academy?

Jumoke Academy is not just a place for learning; it’s a community where scholars grow, explore, and achieve their fullest potential. Our curriculum is designed to inspire curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and build foundational skills that pave the way for success in high school and beyond. With a focus on individual strengths and needs, our dedicated educators prepare scholars for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Our Pre-K program is recognized for its excellence with accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, ensuring the highest standards of early childhood education.

With one lead teacher and two academic assistants per Pre-K classroom, we maintain a low scholar-to-teacher ratio, ensuring personalized attention and support. This ratio is designed to provide an optimal learning environment, with a limit of 20 scholars per class, resulting in an average 1:7 scholar-to-teacher ratio.

Jumoke Academy offers a robust and varied curriculum that aligns with Common Core and Next Generation State Standards, preparing scholars for success in high school and beyond.

We prioritize strong partnerships with families and the community, believing that collaboration is key to the success of our scholars. Our engagement initiatives provide numerous opportunities for families to get involved in their children’s education.


About Jumoke

Jumoke Academy stands out with its three distinct campuses, each designed to cater to the unique needs and aspirations of our scholars:

Our flagship school, affectionately known as “TED” in honor of our illustrious founder, sets the standard for excellence. Serving grades PreK through 4, TED is the foundation of our educational model, emphasizing a comprehensive curriculum that lays the groundwork for lifelong learning.

Learn More About Jumoke Academy Elementary School

At our Honors SMaRT campus, scholars in grades 5 through 8 engage in a STEM-based curriculum that promotes scientific exploration and inquiry. SMaRT stands for Science, Math, and Research Technology, reflecting our commitment to developing the next generation of innovators and thinkers.

Learn More About Jumoke Academy Honors SMaRT

Our arts-focused middle school academy provides a rich, arts-integrated education. Scholars participate in an expansive arts program, including instrumental and vocal music, visual arts, dance, and theater, alongside rigorous core academics.

We look forward to welcoming new families and scholars to our growing community and sharing in the successes that await.

Learn More About Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory

Community Engagement at Jumoke Academy

At Jumoke Academy, we believe in the power of community and the vital role families play in the educational journey of our scholars. We encourage parents and families to actively engage with our school community through the Jumoke Academy Parent Association (JAPA). This vibrant group is dedicated to supporting our teachers, staff, and students, fostering a strong network of collaboration and support.

JAPA offers numerous opportunities for parents to contribute positively to our school environment. Whether it’s organizing family-centric events, aiding in classroom activities, or participating in initiatives that enhance the educational experience of our scholars, there’s a place for everyone to make an impact.

Interested parents can join JAPA as general members or take their involvement a step further by serving on the board. By becoming a part of JAPA, you not only contribute to the enrichment of our school community but also model the values of leadership and community service to our scholars.

Join us in making a difference at Jumoke Academy. Together, we can create an enriching, engaging, and supportive environment for all our scholars to thrive.


Enrollment Process

New Enrollment

Jumoke Academy Charter School, Inc. complies with state and federal regulations for charter schools. Jumoke Academy Charter School admission is open to any student in accordance with the Academy’s charter contract. Please review the information below regarding student enrollment procedures for all Jumoke Academy Charter School campuses. 

Each year, Jumoke Academy Charter School implements its open enrollment period from November – March. During this time, prospective families can apply to fill open seats for the next school year. Complete submissions made through PowerSchool’s Enrollment Portal by 11:59 p.m. on April 2, 2024 will be considered an application and entered in the lottery.  Please Note: Applications received after April 4, 2024 will be sequentially added to the existing waiting list.

New Kindergarten Entry Age for 2024-2025:

Effective July 1, 2024, children must be 5 years old by September 1 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. This change comes alongside a new assessment process to evaluate the readiness of children who do not meet this age cutoff but may be considered for early Kindergarten placement upon a written request by parents or guardians.

To support our families through this transition, we have prepared a comprehensive “Guide for Families: 2024 – 2025 New Entry Age for Kindergarten,” which outlines:

  • The legislative background and rationale for the new entry age
  • Details about the assessment Jumoke Academy will use for early Kindergarten placement
  • Jumoke Academy’s Kindergarten Placement Plan, including steps for current Pre-K scholars and new entrants

This guide is designed to answer your questions, clarify the process, and ensure your child’s placement is appropriate, supportive, and sets the foundation for a successful academic journey.

Access the Full Guide Here

For any further questions or if you need personalized guidance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team:

  • Director of Student Support Services: Mrs. Sharron Solomon McCarthy at
  • Admission Specialist: Ms. Sheila Osborn at

Thank you for entrusting Jumoke Academy with your child’s education. We look forward to nurturing, supporting, and celebrating their growth and achievements every step of the way.

To Apply for the 2024-25 School Year:

  • Start Your Application: Click Apply Here to begin the application process for the 2024-25 school year. This link will direct you to our online application form.
  • Create an Account: If you’re a new user, you’ll need to create an account to proceed. Existing users can log in with their credentials.
  • Complete the Application: Fill out all required sections of the application form. It’s important to provide complete and accurate information. Once you’ve filled out the form, click the ‘Submit’ button to finalize your application.
  • Confirmation Email: After submitting your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email from PowerSchool containing your unique application number. Please keep this number safe as it will be used to identify your application in the lottery process. Note: If you don’t see the email in your inbox, please check your Spam and Junk folders.

Lottery Drawing:

  • An enrollment lottery is required when more applications are submitted than seats are available. The 2024 lottery was held on April 4, 2024 LIVE on Youtube and Facebook. Please note, attendance at the lottery drawing is not required, though it will be open to the public for those wishing to attend.
  • Offers: If your scholar has received a seat for the upcoming school year an acceptance letter will be sent to you via email within 48 hours. A scholar that is offered admission must accept the offer within the dates specified in the admission offer letter. To be fully admitted, the scholar’s family must complete the registration form and submit all required documents to be enrolled at Jumoke Academy Charter School.
  • Registration: Upon acceptance of your seat, you will receive a registration packet and a Snapcode from PowerSchool. (Please remember to save your Snapcode; because it is the key to your scholar’s registration for the upcoming school year.  If you misplace your Snapcode please call 
  • Waitlist: Students who do not receive a seat in the enrollment lottery will be placed on a waitlist. Applications submitted after the lottery deadline will be added to the waitlist in the order received. Offers will be made continuously through the fall semester.

Please review the FAQ section for more information. If you need assistance or have questions regarding our enrollment process, please contact Ms. Osborn, Enrollment Coordinator, at (860) 904-7834.

Ready to Enroll?

Taking the first step by entering your child into our lottery means you’re choosing a path of exceptional educational quality for them at Jumoke Academy. It’s more than just enrollment; it’s about securing a bright, promising future and becoming part of a community that values excellence in learning. We are thrilled about the opportunity to partner with you and your family on this transformative educational journey. Let’s make this a turning point for your child / children, offering them the education they deserve at one of Hartford’s leading charter schools.

Jumoke Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Jumoke Academy Charter School conducts a random lottery to select applicants for available seats at each campus. The lottery is broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube after the application period closes, ensuring a transparent and fair process for all applicants.

Upon accepting your seat, you’ll receive a registration packet and a snapcode from PowerSchool. This snapcode is crucial for your enrollment process, so please note it down carefully. You’ll need to complete the online registration packet by uploading required documents such as: 

  • Birth Certificate/Passport
  • Parent/Guardian ID
  • Immunization Records, 
  • Academic Records
  • Proof of Residency

It’s essential to complete this process promptly to secure your place and join the school’s mailing list.

The snapcode is like a key to your scholar’s Registration for the upcoming year. You received this unique code for your scholar when you accepted the seat.

If your child is not immediately offered admission, they will be placed on a waitlist in the order determined by the lottery result. This waitlist is actively used throughout the school year as seats become available. Applicants joining after the lottery will be added to the end of the existing waitlist in the order their applications are received.

Yes, admission preference is given to siblings of scholars currently attending any Jumoke Academy Charter School campus. This is in line with our commitment to supporting families and ensuring siblings have the opportunity to learn together.

Effective July 1, 2024, children seeking admission to Kindergarten for the 2024 – 2025 school year must meet the new cutoff birthdate of September 1. Any exceptions to this requirement involve a specific process, including a written request and a Kindergarten assessment for placement.

Families wishing to transfer their scholar between the middle school campuses for the upcoming school year must submit a written request by March 15th of the current year. Transfers are based on available seats and are not guaranteed.

Yes, if you have multiple children within the district, a separate registration process is required for each child. This ensures that we gather specific information pertinent to each scholar’s unique needs and circumstances. However, to streamline the process and save you time, we suggest completing the registration for one child and then proceeding to the next. Our system is designed to “snap over” common family information from one registration to the next, minimizing the need to re-enter shared details.

In March annually, current families are required to complete an Intent to Return form. This process confirms the student’s registration for the next school year and helps us determine the number of reserved seats. Failure to complete this form may result in the forfeiture of the student’s seat.

For technical support, please visit the PowerSchool Community help center at or use the “Contact Us” or “Help” options within the form pages for assistance. If you continue to experience issues with the application, you may email or call 860 – 904 – 7834.

Yes, you are welcome to visit our Jumoke Welcome Center, located at 999 Asylum Avenue, Ste 200, Hartford, for in-person registration or to drop off any additional paperwork required for the enrollment process. Our Admissions Specialist, Ms. Sheila Osborn, is available to provide assistance and answer any questions you may have. To ensure we can serve you promptly and efficiently, please email or call 860 – 904 – 7834 to schedule an appointment before coming to the Welcome Center.

Jumoke Academy Charter School is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment that is physically and emotionally safe for all scholars. In accordance with federal law and the CT State Department of Education we have policies to protect all scholars from bullying and harassment.


Schedule a Tour

Discover the Jumoke Academy Difference! We warmly invite prospective families and students to schedule a tour of our campuses and witness firsthand the vibrant, nurturing environment that makes Jumoke Academy a unique place for learning and growth.

Why Schedule a Tour?

  • Personalized Experience: Walk through our classrooms, meet our dedicated teachers, and see our students in action. It’s the best way to feel the warmth and energy of our school community.
  • In-depth Insights: Gain valuable insights into our curriculum, special programs, and the holistic approach we take towards education from PreK-4 through Grade 8.
  • Ask Questions: Have your specific questions answered directly by our knowledgeable staff. Whether about academics, extracurricular activities, or student life, we’re here to provide the information you need.
  • See Our Facilities: Explore our state-of-the-art facilities, including themed middle school campuses focusing on STEM and the arts, to understand how we cater to every student’s interests and talents.

Schedule Your Tour Now