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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


Administrative offices for the West Hartford Public Schools are located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street. 


Keyboarding is a technology literacy skill necessary for students to become productive citizens in an increasingly global and digital world. In addition, keyboarding is one of the technology competencies our students will need to demonstrate mastery of Common Core Standards in English-Language Arts and effectively manage the on-line requirements of the Smarter Balanced Assessment. 

Beyond Common Core Standards and Smarter Balanced assessment demands, keyboarding is a component of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S) as recommended by ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.


For additional information on the ISTE Standards for Students please refer to the following link:


Keyboarding Without Tears


Keyboarding and handwriting are essential, lifelong skills students need to master to effectively produce written work. Keyboarding Without Tears is a multi-sensory curriculum for grades K-5 that teaches pre-keyboarding, keyboarding, digital citizenship, and general computer readiness skills. Since Keyboarding Without Tears is web-based, it can be accessed anywhere. 

Keyboarding Without Tears is:

  • developmentally appropriate by grade level

  • easy to teach and easy to learn, with fun, game-based activities

  • based on Handwriting Without Tears child-friendly teaching strategies

Why Students Succeed:

  • developmental progression of skills

  • grade-level appropriate lessons

  • unique focus on pre-keyboarding skills

  • engaging, game-based activities

  • simplified approach to correct finger placement

Access the Keyboarding Without Tears program at home by following these simple steps:

  1. In your web browser (Chrome preferred), type in whps.org/keyboarding
  2. Select your school
  3. Select: Student’s Grade, Class Name, Student’s Name
  4. Enter the student’s pre-assigned secret code

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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