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Moriarty Magnet

Moriarty Environmental Sciences Magnet School

Making Mindful Choices for Ourselves, Our Environment and Our World
  • Offering opportunities to use environ-mentally sustainable practices such as composting, recycling, and growing healthy foods in their Community Garden.
  • Discovering the reality behind science through challenging indoor and outdoor inquiry-based projects.
  • Leading students to make mindful choices for their personal well being through fitness, nutritional, and social-emotional learning.
  • Communicating a consistent message of high expectations, encouraging ALL students to believe in their own success, based upon genuine respect for students, belief in student capability and school-wide adoption of the growth mindset.
Visit Moriarty's Website

What is the theme for Moriarty Elementary Magnet School?
Environmental Science: Making Mindful Choices for Ourselves, Our Environment and Our World.

What new learning opportunities will be available at Moriarty Elementary Magnet School?
The school is developing a new magnet-themed curriculum with engaging hands-on learning activities including a community garden, and utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as Smart Boards, iPads, probeware and much more.

What time is the Moriarty Elementary Magnet School open?
The school day will begin at 9:10 a.m. each day. Dismissal will be at 3:35 p.m.

Where can I go to learn more about the Moriarty Elementary Magnet School?
For additional information, please contact:
Moriarty Elementary Magnet School at (860) 823-4206 or the
Norwich Public School's Registration Center at (860) 823-4201 ext. 104.


Wequonnoc Magnet

Wequonnoc Arts & Technology Magnet School

Inspiring Young Minds: Imagine • Explore • Create • Achieve
  • Engaging students in their learning process in ways that meet their own unique cultural, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Encouraging student learning in a cooperative, collaborative and community-oriented environment, so that they are self-directed to work in partnership with others on projects and assignments that are both culturally and socially relevant to them.
  • Offering a fully integrated curriculum that infuses student learning opportunities with multiple arts and technology connections within the school day.
Visit Wequonnoc's Website

What is the theme for Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet School?
Arts & Technology: Inspiring Young Minds. Imagine · Explore · Create · Achieve

What new learning opportunities will be available at Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet School?
The school is developing a new magnet-themed curriculum with engaging hands-on learning activities, with artists-in-residence, a dedicated art classroom, performing spaces, and utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as Smart Boards, iPads, and much more.

What time is the Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet School open?
will begin at 9:10 a.m. each day. Dismissal will be at 3:35 p.m.

Where can I go to learn more about the Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet School?
For additional information, please contact:
Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet School at (860) 823-4210 or the
Norwich Public School's Registration Center at (860) 823-4201 ext. 2104.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Magnet School?

Magnet Schools are free, public schools of choice operated by school districts. Magnet Schools typically have a focused theme and curriculum that is aligned to that theme.

What is an Intradistrict Magnet School?

An Intradistrict Magnet School is a school that accepts students from other schools within the same district. These schools will provide new opportunities for choice for Norwich families whose children might have specific interests in one of the two magnet-themes.

Who can apply to attend these Magnet Schools?

Applications will be accepted for Norwich children entering Kindergarten; a limited number of seats will also be available for Norwich children entering grades 1 – 5.

How can a family apply to one of Norwich’s new Magnet Schools?

A parent/guardian must complete an application for each student applying. Applications are available online at www.norwichpublicschools.org. Paper applications are also available at: Moriarty Elementary Magnet School, Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet School, or at the Norwich Public School's Registration Center (located at the Bishop Early Learning Center on East Main Street in Norwich). The deadline to submit an application(s) is March 31, 2017. Shortly after the 31st, Norwich Public Schools will hold a lottery to ll the magnet seats available at each school.

Will siblings of children already attending one of the Magnet Schools automatically get into the school?

Siblings of students already attending one of the Norwich Intradistrict Magnet Schools will receive preference in that school's lottery. Families must still complete an application to enroll their other children.

How will families be notified if their child is accepted into one of the Magnet Schools?

All families will be notified of their enrollment status by mail no later than May 30, 2017.

What if my child already attends one of these schools? Will s/he be able to continue attending that school?

Yes. If your child is enrolled in and currently attends either Moriarty or Wequonnoc Elementary Magnet Schools, s/he may continue to attend that school. If the parent does not wish to continue at their current school, he/she must notify the school principal, in writing by Friday, March 24, 2017; this form may be obtained at the Registration Center and on the right.



Applications will be accepted for Norwich children entering grade K while a limited number of seats will be available for Norwich children entering grades 1 – 5. To learn more about these two educational opportunities for your child/children, be sure to join one of the Discovery Days listed at the right.


Important Dates

    • ThuMar23 Moriarty Discovery Day 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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