The Griswold Public Schools offer a comprehensive educational program to approximately 1,700 students in grades PreK through 12. This program includes core academics, fine and applied arts, health and fitness, and career pathway offerings as well as special education, remedial support, an alternative high school and a talented and gifted program.
A vigorous academic climate and high expectations for all students are at the core of our educational community. The town of Griswold is proud of both the current academic program and of the ongoing efforts to continually improve that program. Over 70% of graduating seniors continue their education after high school; the district has boasted Governor’s scholars in 2010 and 2009; and the schools are currently participating in the piloting of new and ground breaking curricula with the State Department of Education and other selected school districts throughout the State. Our teachers and administrators continuously engage in professional development, and we have a vision of learning and success in our schools that will position our students well to enter institutions of higher education and to succeed in the professional and work world of the 21st century.
The school district is well recognized for programming and for student accomplishments in other areas as well. Our career pathway program; which includes opportunities in a certified nurse’s aide program, a print shop, food and fashion technology, computers, light/sound/video technology, and industrial technology; is recognized as one of the strongest in the State. Outstanding athletic teams have achieved numerous conference and state championships over recent years with outstanding performances in cross country, track, soccer, softball, football, volleyball, basketball and baseball. Performing arts have also brought much recognition to the district. Musical productions as well as choral and band opportunities involve high percentages of students. We house a satellite campus of Sacred Heart University.
The physical campus of the Griswold Public schools is unique in the State, and the current construction project, when completed, will leave us with a truly college-like setting in which our children attend school. With grounds on a riverside setting, there are ample fields and opportunities for athletics, recreation, and nature studies. The location of all schools on this single campus with its central quad promotes cross level programming, flexibility with facility usage, and efficiencies with mechanical and maintenance costs as well as supporting the sense of community that is integral to our mission as a school system. The campus is not only an outstanding educational setting, but it is also a valuable asset for community use. It is conveniently located at the intersection of routes 164 and 138, less than a ¼ mile from Interstate 395.