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Mission and VIsion

Winthrop STEM Elementary Magnet School

We aspire to serve as Southeastern Connecticut’s premier year-round, K-5 arts magnet school: a diverse community of creative and confident scholars dedicated to artistic and academic achievement.

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Designed for students who enjoy challenges and investigating the world around them. The school's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themes are designed to inspire students to imagine, investigate and invent. Students are immersed in authentic, real-world investigations that encourage their curiosity and motivate them to learn how the world works and how they can be the designers of that world.

The school's instructional practices provide rich experiences for all learners and nurture self-esteem and lifelong learning. This STEM School will enable children in Kindergarten through grade 5 to learn at high levels. Our school employs the most current research-based practices in state mandated content standards, while implementing the core science curriculum and targeted science exploration areas. These science elements will be integrated throughout the curriculum and environmental stewardship will be demonstrated throughout the building and grounds.

The school also offers a year-round program for students and families interested in another unique learning opportunity.

For more information, please contact Principal Michael Podeszwa at (860) 447-6070.

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School

We are a kind and caring school where students, families, staff, and community members feel welcomed, safe, and valued. Through collaborative relationships, NHAMS provides positive and diverse experiences.  We foster an expressive and creative environment, focused on learning and growth, where students and staff are motivated, engaged, and self-directed learners.  We recognize our contributions and responsibilities to serve as role models, within and beyond our school walls.