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Norwich Public Schools is an urban district nestled in a quaint historical town that is rich with diversity. We are comprised of two early learning centers, seven elementary schools, and two middle schools. We educate around 3,600 students yearly who range from Pre K to 8. As a small town cultural hub, we assist families and engage the community by supporting over thirty-five spoken languages. We also have a Regional Adult Education Center that serves twelve cooperating towns. Many community members have passed through their program to learn English that later go on to become US citizens.

We are comprised of two early learning centers, seven elementary schools, and two middle schools.

Four of our schools transitioned to magnets over the past six years — Moriarty Environmental Sciences Magnet Elementary School (STEM), Wequonnoc Arts & Technology Magnet Elementary School (STEAM), Teachers’ Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School, and Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School (STEAM).

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.

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