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Superintendent's Message

Welcome to North Haven Public Schools!
Our school district is comprised of about 3,150 students. It houses four elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school of approximately 1,000 students.
Within our elementary schools, we offer two programs; the Contemporary and Integrated Day Programs. The Contemporary Program provides a single grade level learning environment where students work both individually and in small groups. Students in the Contemporary program actively explore content and develop the necessary skills to grow into lifelong learners. Students utilize partnerships to provide peer feedback and explain their thinking to others. Students approach learning tasks in ways that will be effective for them as individuals. Individualized goal setting is an integral part of the workshop model and allows students to monitor their growth.
The Integrated Day Program has been offered in North Haven for more than 45 years and was based on the Montessori and British primary school approaches to education. ID’s goals are to foster inventiveness, creativeness, self-initiative, individuality and self-image, as well as academic competence in the context of a classroom community. Those goals are centered around a multi-grade classroom environment that utilizes project based work along with district curriculum to emphasize different academic areas in one topic. There is an expectation that each student will be an active participant in the learning process while relying on multi-grade peer modeling. The ID program embraces a holistic approach to learning and incorporates cross curricular content into project based assignments.
North Haven Middle School, opening in 2017, and North Haven High School, opening in 2005, are state of the art learning environments. Both schools are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Each school is organized into interdisciplinary teams consisting of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and world language. North Haven High School has also updated and increased the number of classes to meet the class of 2023 graduation requirements. There is a broad selection of classes which focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math as well as the humanities.
The North Haven Public Schools’ teachers and staff are highly committed to the education of our students. Our goal is to provide safe schools where the social and emotional health of our students is paramount. There is also a history of a strong partnership between the school district and town which greatly enhances the quality of education we provide.
Thank you.
Patrick Stirk, Superintendent

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the North Haven Public Schools in collaboration with students, parents and community to develop responsible, educated and productive global citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world.

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North Haven Public Library Anti-Racism and Black Lives Matter Movement

The mission of the North Haven Memorial Library is "to provide library resources and services to address the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community of North Haven." The North Haven Memorial Library always has and always will WELCOME EVERYONE, and we stand in solidarity with the Connecticut Library Association in its statement condemning racism
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Kindergarten Registration Update - Program Choice

Reminder to all incoming Kindergarten families! The deadline for choosing either the ID or Contemporary Kindergarten program for your child is Wednesday, May 27th. Please click on the link to complete the survey before that date.

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Notice of Policy of Non-Discrimination

The Board of Education complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability (including pregnancy), veteran status or gender identity or expression, in any of its educational programs and activities, in employment and application for employment, and in admission and application for admission as required, subject to the conditions and limitations established by law. The Board’s prohibition of discrimination or harassment in its educational programs or activities expressly extends to academic, nonacademic and extracurricular activities, including athletics.
It is also the policy of the Board to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability (including pregnancy), veteran status or gender identity or expression.
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party wishing to file a complaint regarding discrimination may obtain a copy of the Board’s non-discrimination complaint procedures and complaint forms, which are available online by CLICKING HERE or upon request from the main office of any district school. If a complaint involves allegations of discrimination or harassment based on reasons such as gender/sex or disability, such complaints will be handled under other appropriate policies prohibiting sexual harassment/discrimination or disability. Complaints of discrimination and/or harassment may also constitute bullying behavior under the Board’s Bullying Behavior in the Schools Policy.
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party also may file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education (“OCR”):
Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
8th Floor
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109- 3921
(617) 289-0111
Any student and/or parent/guardian, employee, or third party may also file a complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities:
Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103-1835
(800) 477-5737
Anyone who has questions or concerns about the Board’s policy on non-discrimination, or who would like a copy of the Board’s complaint procedures or complaint forms related to claims of discrimination, may contact:
Director of Student Services
Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator
5 Linsley Street
North Haven, CT 06473
Retaliation against any individual who complains pursuant to the Board’s policy and regulations is strictly prohibited. The district will take actions necessary to prevent retaliation as a result of filing a complaint.
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