About Keigwin

About KeigwinKeigwin Middle School is a product of the hard work, dedication and commitment of its staff, students and parent community. Our five teaching teams provide small communities of learning for the 350 sixth graders who come to us from eight elementary schools, and this structure allows us to more effectively provide for the perse needs of our students.

Buses begin to arrive at Keigwin at 7:50 AM, and the school day ends at 2:41 PM. In an eleven period day, students take three double-block academic classes: language arts, mathematics, world cultures or science. In addition, they are offered 2 special area classes, such as STEM, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Character Education. 

Reading in all content areas has been our focus this year, and our staff is engaged in many professional development activities to assist us with the development of more effective instructional practices.

Keigwin has an active Parent Teacher Organization and a School-Family-Community partnership program which enables parents and guardians of our students to be involved in the decision-making process for our school programs and activities. We value our partnership with them.

Our School Climate model is based on Positive Behavioral Support which teaches expectations for behaviors that are positive and productive. These are our R.O.C.K.S.: Respect, Organization, Cooperation, Kindness and Safety.

We ascribe to the standards of middle level philosophy as set forth by the New England League of Middle Schools and the National Middle School Association, and we pride ourselves on being named the Connecticut Association of Schools Middle School of the Year for 2004-2005. We offer many opportunities at Keigwin for students to expand their interests. Students may participate in our student council, yearbook, drama club, school newspaper, future teachers club or intramural sports. Our active musical groups- band, chorus and strings-comprise two-thirds of our student population and perform both at school and at various off-site locations. Students can take part in the National Geographic Geography Bee, the Silent Sounds creative writing contest, the All-City Art show and the All-City Music Festival.