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Naval Submarine Base New London stretches along the east side of the Thames River, straddling the communities of Groton and Ledyard. While Groton is often referred to as the "Submarine Capital of the World," the Base proudly bears the title - "Home of the Submarine Force." Almost every submariner in today’s Navy will be stationed here for training. A tour of duty in one of the fast-attack submarines home ported here or with a pre-commissioning crew for a new submarine under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton may follow.

Occupying more than 680 acres, with more than 160 major facilities and 15 nuclear submarines, Naval Submarine Base New London supports fleet readiness by providing quality service and facilities to our Fleet, Fighters, and Families. The Base mission is twofold: to homeport and put Submarines to sea; and to support the Submarine Center of Excellence that trains Sailors to take Submarines to sea.

Located in the southeastern corner of Connecticut in the County of New London, Subase is nestled among picturesque historic villages and bustling urban centers in the city of Groton. Graceful shorelines, spectacular foliage, and diverse attractions make Southeastern Connecticut an exciting place to live. Providence, Boston and New York City are all within a short drive.

Welcome to Southeastern Connecticut and the Groton Public School system. Southeastern Connecticut is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The educational systems in Southeastern Connecticut are competitive and highly rated. Groton Public Schools have a close partnership with Naval Submarine Base New London. Together we want your child to have a successful and enjoyable educational experience.

School Liaison Officer


Naval Submarine Base New London's School Liaison Officer (SLO) can support your famliy as you transition into or out of the Groton area.

Serving as a bases subject matter expert for Youth Education, School Transition,

Deployment Impact, and K-12 School issues, the SLO acts as the conduit to provide information, make referrals, and educate families. The SLO also supports command partnership in education efforts and facilitates school-based transition and deployment support programming in the community. Contact the SLO to learn more about your new Base and the local school systems.
Miranda Chapman
Phone: 860-694-3772
Fax: 860-694-5056



To families moving into the Groton area, welcome to Groton Public Schools! We are happy you will be joining us. Registration of all school age children in grades K-12 will take place at the Central Office, at 1300 Flanders Road in Mystic, CT 06355. Please call 860-572-2197 or email for your registration appointment.  Visit our Registration page for additional details.

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