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All students who will be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2024 may begin Kindergarten next school year. Parents: learn more and get started filling out your online form today on our Registration page.




Learn More About Groton Public Schools K-3 Literacy Curriculum and Strategy

"All Groton Public School students have the right to read."

Read Groton Public Schools K-3 Literacy Curriculum Model and Strategy to Address Achievement Gaps; Reading Waiver Application to the Connecticut State Department of Education and Superintendent Austin's Testimony on Senate Bill 1094 An Act Concerning the Implementation of Reading Models or Programs

Learn More

Kindergarten Registration For the 23-24 School Year Open

All Groton children who will be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2024 may begin Kindergarten in September!  All incoming K students should be registered by April 6, 2023.

Register online today at

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Nights

Parents and future Kindergarten Students: Join us to learn more about kindergarten, meet our teachers, visit a classroom, and go on a school bus! Let us know which night you can join us by filling out our Getting Ready for K Night RSVP Form.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Event Dates and Times:

  • Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School – Tuesday, April 4 – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Charles Barnum Magnet School – Tuesday, April 4 – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Northeast Academy Magnet School – Tuesday, April 4 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Mystic River Magnet School – Thursday, March 30 – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Thames River Magnet School – Tuesday, April 4 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
GPS In the News: Fitch High School to Expand Career Related Courses (The Day, 2-27-23)

Fitch students are picking their path! Expanding career related courses and pathways are giving students more options than ever to explore and pursue their future careers.  Read the full article.

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Our Mission is Teaching and Learning


In a richness of cultures and with a respect for all, 

Ensure effective and engaging instruction

Provide dynamic and rigorous curriculum

Build excellent learning environments



GPS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement

Groton Public Schools embraces policies and practices that ensure that all people—especially those who have been historically marginalized based on race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, socioeconomic status, immigrant status, educational status, or religion—have equitable opportunities.  We acknowledge that systems of racial and economic injustice exist in our nation and community; however, as educators, we too recognize that we have the power to dismantle the practices, policies, and systems that perpetuate inequalities.  Thus, an integral component of Groton Public Schools’ mission is to cultivate an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  As a response, we strive to foster culturally responsive teaching and learning practices to ensure ALL groups feel valued, actively engaged, and empowered.