TRMS - K-5 Magnet Elementary Schools
Thames River Magnet School
Theme: Environmental and Marine Sciences
Thames River Magnet School provides hands-on experiences inside and outside of the classroom as we dig deep in the earth and sea!"
- Jamie Giordano, Principal of Thames River Magnet School
TRMS students engage in daily instruction in all core subjects combined with an environmental/life/marine sciences focus. As our learning and exploration grows, students will have hands-on opportunities to investigate and connect with life outside the classroom and school community through research and fieldwork exploration in our local area.
Opportunities Students Will Experience:
- Project Based Science Lessons taught by an educator from Project O at TRMS, in the lab at Project O, and out in the field - beach or Research boat.
- Weekly hands-on lessons with New England Science and Sailing Americorp Representatives.
- Outdoor lessons in the soon to come garden beds, outdoor pavilion with rain barrel system and composting.
- Use recycled materials for upcycling projects for Art and Hydroponics.
- Maintain aquariums with fresh and salt water living animals and plants.
- Weekly enrichment classes connected to our Magnet Theme including Technology.
We at Thames River Magnet School:
Believe in ourselves,
Engage and explore,
Learn from each other,
Open our minds and hearts,
Never give up, and
TRMS Principal Jamie Giordano and Assistant Principal Ada Allen.
Our Environmental and Marine Science Theme
Our Community is Our Classroom!
Meet Our Partners
Groton — Thames River Magnet School, a prekindergarten through fifth grade school, was named as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Read More
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District visited Thames River Magnet School, a new elementary school that opened at the beginning of the school year along with Mystic River Magnet School. The Groton school district has five themed magnet elementary schools. Read More
Look back on the construction of our school, which opened in September 2021 on the Community Building Facebook page.
Thames River Magnet School Is Also Home to groton Public Schools Preschool and Pre-K program. Learn more on our early Childhood education page.