• Groton middle school families now have more school choices right here in our own community.

    We are expanding our intra-district magnet school choices, converting both middle schools to themed magnet schools for the 2018-19 school year.

    Cutler Middle School is becoming Cutler Arts & Humanities Magnet Middle School and West Side is becoming West Side STEM Magnet Middle School.

    As part of the new themes and curriculum students will have a range of new opportunities through engaging, integrated themed curriculum and deep relationships with community partners including Mystic Seaport, Mystic Museum of Art, Project Oceanology, and New England Science and Sailing.

    Groton Public Schools is also pursuing the path to bring the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to students in 6th – 10th, which will be implemented in combination with the magnet themes. The MYP will be a natural pathway to the IB Diploma Programme at Fitch High School, the region’s only school to offer the IB DP.  



    Complete your school choice form for the 2018-19 school year online now. 

    Click on a link below based on your child's current grade level.


    5th GRADERS

    Entering Middle School Next Year

    Now you have two new choices for your middle school education.

    All 5th grade families need to complete a school choice form by March 31, 2018 indicating which school they'd like to attend next year. 

    The following link will take you to a NovusChoice page. You'll be asked to create an account with your name and email address.  After your account is created log-in to enter your student's information and submit your choice form. (Please note, if you click on the Groton Public Schools link prior to creating an account you'll be directed back to the Groton Public Schools web site.)

    Complete your middle school choice form online.




    6th & 7th GRADERS 

    Continuing Middle School Next Year

    You have an exciting new choice too! Groton's 6th and 7th graders can return to their current school or apply to enter the lottery to attend Cutler or West Side. 

    No matter which school you choose, all of Groton's current middle school students will have a range of unique new opportunities.

    Complete your middle school choice form online.



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    Students who will be in 6th - 8th grade next year and are new to Groton or an existing Groton resident new to Groton Public Schools and would like to attend Cutler or West Side next year can complete an online application on our partner site here.

    Please also contact Groton Public Schools to register.