Click here for information on school names.
Click here for a school-tour map. Third-grade students usually take a walking tour of the Historic District in May.
Click here for information on schools whose buildings have been put to other uses.
Click here for information on schools which no longer exist. DistrictMapForSchoolTours.pdf
|"Color Your Town" coloring booklet||A vintage text and photos created for Manchester school children many years ago, and updated in the early 1990s.|
|"This Is Manchester" booklet||A history of Manchester created for Manchester school children in the 1950s, and updated in the 1960s.|
|Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District||A page containing a map of the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District in Manchester, as well as current and historic photos of historic places in the District. Cheney Brothers Silk was, for over 100 years, a nationally recognized firm in the manufacturing of high quality silk products. It employed thousands of people over the years, and was led by an innovative family.|
|"Cheney Silk" slide show||A series of images from the "Cheney Silk" stereopticon collection made around 1900, showing the steps in the manufacturing of silk in Manchester.|
|"Cheney Silk" slide show (with captions)||A slightly larger series of images from the "Cheney Silk" stereopticon collection originally made around 1900, showing the steps in the manufacturing of silk in Manchester, with explanations of each image, which the user can "walk" through.|
|"Manchester - Another Time" slide show||A series of images from a companion web site, showing life and people in Manchester in the first half of the 20th century.|
Towns often name schools after citizens who contribute to the good of the town, perhaps through the schools or town government. Other school names come from people of national significance, such as Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Kennedy. Some schools are named by the area of the town where they're located.
Below, viewers can click on Manchester's school websites or on the school name information.
|School Name||Information on School's Name||School's Web Sites|
|Bowers Elementary School||Judge Herbert O. and Lillian S. Bowers||Bowers Elementary website|
|Buckley Elementary School||William E. Buckley||Buckley Elementary website|
|Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy||Elisabeth M. Bennet||Bennet Academy website|
|Highland Park Elementary School||Highland Park||Highland Park Elementary website|
|Howell Cheney Technical High School||Howell Cheney||Cheney Tech website|
|Illing Middle School||Arthur Illing||Illing Middle website|
|Keeney Street Elementary School||The Keeney Family||Keeney Street Elementary website|
|Martin Elementary School||Richard Martin||Martin Elementary website.|
|Nathan Hale Elementary School||Nathan Hale||Closed as an elementary school 2012|
|Robertson Elementary School||John T. Robertson||Closed as an elementary school 2018|
|Verplanck Elementary School||Fred Ayer Verplanck||Verplanck Elementary website|
|Waddell Elementary School||George Waddell||Waddell Elementary website|
|Washington Elementary School||George Washington||Closed as an elementary school 2019|