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 


Grow together!


TRMS Principal Jamie Giordano and Assistant Principal Ada Allen.



Our Environmental and Marine Science Theme

Our Community is Our Classroom!




Meet Our Partners 


NESS brings an Opti to TRMS for students to simulate sailing!






The Day - TRMS Honored to Receive 2021 National Blue Ribbon School Designation from U.S. Department of Education 

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


The Day - U.S. Secretary of Education visits Groton to highlight career technical education 

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



Explore More 




Look back on the construction of our school, which opened in September 2021 on the Community Building Facebook page. 

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Thames River Magnet School Is Also Home to groton Public Schools Preschool and Pre-K program. Learn more on our early Childhood education page.