Welcome to Mansfield Middle School!
We are a Middle School in Northeast Connecticut serving 625 students in grades five to eight. Using interdisciplinary teams of teachers and differentiated instruction in a heterogeneous classroom environment, we strive to ensure that every student reaches her/his greatest potential. Our efforts are supported by a modern facility that includes a Library Media Center and an extensive school computer network. We are also a University of Connecticut Professional Development School. In 2004 the Connecticut Association of Schools recognized MMS as one of five middle schools in the state with exemplary teaming practices.
Our local community, the town of Mansfield, is home for 20,720 residents in Northeastern Connecticut and includes the main campus of the University of Connecticut as well as the largest library in New England. Mansfield is a K-8 district comprising three elementary schools and one middle school, with students attending E.O. Smith High School (Regional School District #19) or Windham Vocational Technical School for grades 9-12.
Mansfield Middle School is committed to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of every child. We believe in the success of children. We believe that children mature at dramatically different rates. We believe that varying the teaching methods, adapting the curriculum to suit individual students' needs, and providing challenge will help develop knowledge, self-esteem, independent thinking, and community awareness.
We implement an open-ended curriculum which embraces not only mastery of basic skills, but also higher level thinking and learning. We present material in heterogeneously grouped classes whenever possible. Support service, computer, and enrichment staff assist the regular classroom teacher in providing academic support and challenge to students. Children have opportunities to make choices and accept consequences, to explore a wide range of school activities, to value the process of inquiry, to solve problems, and to sustain effort. We are flexible in our methods of assessment so that achievements of children with different learning styles can be measured appropriately. We want students to become responsible citizens. We emphasize cooperation and concern for others, and respect for individual and cultural differences. We foster communication among the participants within our school community and beyond. - Adopted by the Mansfield Board of Education, April 1992