The Griswold Public Schools offer a comprehensive educational program to over 1,800 students in grades PK-12 on a campus setting where three of our four schools are located. Our Alternative School is located in another part of town.
This program includes a strong early childhood program, core academics at all levels, fine and applied arts, health and fitness, career pathway offerings, college credit bearing courses, as well as special education, remedial support and an alternative school.
A vigorous academic climate and high expectations for all students are at the core of our educational community. Over 70 percent of graduating seniors continue their education after high school, and the district has boasted Governor’s scholars in 2009, 2010 and 2018.
Our teachers and administrators continuously engage in professional development, and we have a vision of learning and success in our schools that will position our students well to enter institutions of higher education and to succeed in the professional and work world of the 21st century.
The school district is well recognized for programming and for student accomplishments in many areas. All three schools have makerspaces. Our career pathway program includes opportunities in a certified nurse’s aide program; a print shop; food and fashion technology; computers; light/sound/video technology; and industrial technology. This pathway program is recognized as one of the strongest in Connecticut.
Outstanding athletic teams have achieved numerous conference and state championships over recent years in cross country, track, soccer, softball, football, volleyball, basketball and baseball. Musical productions, choral and band opportunities involve high percentages of students.
We house a satellite campus of Sacred Heart University. Our district campus is unique. With grounds on a riverside setting, there are ample fields and opportunities for athletics, recreation and nature studies. The campus is also a valuable asset for community use as a community center. Our campus is conveniently located close to I395.
Griswold Public Schools offers teachers a wonderful, nurturing environment to thrive. Professional development opportunities are individualized and offer practitioners choice and opportunities.
Our district campus provides teachers with cross-level, cross-building and cross-disciplinary learning experiences.
We often receive a significant number of student-teacher and intern requests, a testimony to what our district offers in terms of professional experience.
Griswold Public Schools offers a competitive salary and benefits package in our region and district reference group.
We offer all of our educators a robust professional development program, which includes traditional full days and a number of half-days scheduled evenly throughout the school year.
Additionally, Sacred Heart University, which houses a satellite division on our campus, provides Griswold Public Schools educators with a discounted tuition rate for graduate study.
Students have access to multiple pathways to learning that include a strong, vibrant early childhood program at Griswold Elementary School.
Griswold Middle School has a rigorous middle years program where all students complete a "capstone-like" individualized project in eighth grade, and advanced learners can opt to integrate high school classes into their middle school schedules.
Griswold High School is a comprehensive high school that casts a wide net on different learners. Programming at the high school includes a number of college-credit bearing courses and other personalized options.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Griswold Public Schools added close to 500 Chromebooks for student use with plans to add more every year. The campus location, right off the high way, makes Griswold Public Schools an attractive tuition option to many families throughout the region.
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