Groton Intradistrict Magnet Schools



Middle School Familes: Entering Grades 6-8



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Elementary School Families: Entering Grades K-5

Groton families have many educational choices here in our own community. 

Students in grades K-5 can choose their neighborhood elementary school or apply to attend one of Groton’s two themed intra-district magnet schools.  

Middle school students in grades 6-8 also have two themed magnet middle school options.  Magnet themes are integrated into a rigiourous, core curriculum. Students engage in inquiry based learning, with unique educational partners providing in-school programs and off site exeriences. 

Frequently asked questions about Groton Public Schools intra-district magnet schools

What is an intra-district magnet school?

Intra-district magnet schools and serve families who are residents of Groton and are districted to attend Groton Public Schools.  Residents of surrounding towns are not eligible to apply.

How do I apply?

To apply to Groton Public Schools magnet middle schools visit from a phone, tablet, or computer during the recruitment period (January - March). Families that do not have internet access may request a paper application from their child's school or at the Groton Public Schools Central Office.

Families interested in applying to Catherine Kolnaski STEAM Magnet Elementary School or Northest Academy Arts Magnet School can visit those schools web sites for application information. 

Do I need to reapply each year?

Students who are accepted can continue attending that school through all the grades offered and do not need to reapply. 

If you were not accepted you can reapply in the following year.

How is admission determined?

Admission is determined by lottery.

Can I tour the schools?

Yes.  Each magnet school hosts open houses between January and March and many of the schools host public events throughout the school year.

Is transportation provided?

Yes. In-district bus transportation is provided to students that are accepted through the lottery.

What if I move to the area after the application period?

Families new to Groton must register at Groton Public Schools central office. After registering, if you are interested in attending a Groton magnet school please call the school as spots may become available throughout the year.