Norwich Public Schools is an urban district nestled in a quaint historical town that is rich with diversity.
We serve approximately 3,600 students every year through our 10 locations within the City of Norwich. We operate one early learning center, seven elementary schools, two magnet middle schools, a 9-12 transition academy, and a Regional Adult Education program. Our 8th-grade students have the opportunity to apply from a variety of local high school programs, such as Norwich Free Academy, Norwich Technical High School, Ledyard Agri-Science Program, LEARN Regional Magnet Schools, Bacon Academy, Grasso Technical High School, and other local programs.
In partnership with our Transition Academy and Regional Adult Education, we're committed to developing real-life skills, serving our community, and ensuring bright futures through family and community partnerships.
Norwich Public Schools is comprised of an early learning center, seven elementary schools, and two middle schools.
Early Learning Center
Grades Pre K3 & Pre K4
Moriarty Environmental Science Magnet Elementary School
Kelly STEAM Magnet
John B. Stanton
Wequonnoc Arts & Technology Magnet Elementary School
18-21 Transition Academy
Thomas W. Mahan
Teachers' Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School
Student Learning Goals
All Norwich Public Schools students will be challenged to develop, embrace and attain learning goals that encapsulate the following essential elements as a means to prepare them to be independent thinkers and collaborative team players invested in building a better future.
- Inquiry: Students show intellectual curiosity and wonder about the world. Students ask thoughtful questions, and seek out answers.
- Expression: Students communicate what they know and what they need to know. Students construct arguments with evidence and critique the reasoning of others.
- Critical Thinking: Students analyze, synthesize, and draw conclusions from information. Students generate solutions to problems using both creative and critical thought. Students keep an open mind to different viewpoints.
- Collaboration: Students contribute to the overall effort of the group. Students work well with diverse individuals in various situations. Students initiate and cultivate community partnerships.
- Organization: Students sift through ideas and data, arranging them wisely and make sense of them. Students set manageable goals, plan, and monitor time to achieve them.
- Attentiveness: Students focus on the task at hand and focus on details of their work.
- Perseverance: Students demonstrate tenacity in tackling tasks despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
- Reflection: Students review and think about their actions and work with the purpose of learning more about themselves.
Attendance to the magnet elementary schools is determined by school zones. Students have to live within the magnet's zoned area to attend. Find what school your child will attend.
All students who would like to attend a Norwich Public Schools Magnet Middle School are required to apply. The district begins accepting applications for the following school year January 1st through March 31st. The lottery is drawn in April. Families who submit an application after the deadline are applying to the lottery pool list for that school. Once all of the students who applied within the application window are placed, the lottery pool list is worked until the end of October.