Mystic River Magnet School
Theme: Active Exploration - Play and Ingenuity
The power of play motivates students to connect with, actively explore, and joyfully engage with their surrounding world."
- Steve Wheeler, Principal of Mystic River Magnet School
Our Play and Ingenuity Magnet School finds new ways to engage our students meaningfully in interest based learning with a focus on Active Exploration. Students will benefit from making social emotional connections in creative, hands on learning environments while working collaboratively and thinking critically with their peers.
- Grades K-2 - Active Exploration features developmentally appropriate play based learning that provides active exploration of topics. While building and strengthening brain pathways, children will create meaning through play and problem solving across disciplines.
- Grades 3-5 - Active Exploration features games that promote mental and physical play and learning with a problem-solving framework to understand information across content areas. Collaboration between students and teachers will support solving complex problems across disciplines.
Our Mission Statement
Mystic River Magnet School, where you are inspired to take charge of your journey. Everyday, you can find the joy in learning by exploring your imagination, through play and ingenuity!
Our Active Exploration Theme
Play Supports Learning
Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.
- Diane Ackerman
Play is the highest form of research.
- Albert Einstein
Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
- Abraham Maslow
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.
- Fred Rogers
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The Day - Groton students start new school year
Groton — Upbeat music accompanied cheering teachers and paraprofessionals as they greeted elementary school students going to their first day of classes Tuesday morning at the new Mystic River Magnet School. Read More
Look back on the construction of our school, which opened in September 2021 on the Community Building Facebook page.
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