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Built in 1963, Mary E. Griswold School is a neighborhood school located in the Kensington section of Berlin. At this time, it has approximately 550 students in grades kindergarten through five. The talented faculty collaborates to provide a standards-based curriculum written to meet the needs of all students. Griswold School earned the distinction of being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999. This is an award bestowed only to schools that demonstrate highly effective instruction, assessment, planning, leadership, communication, and parental/community involvement.
In addition to the core subjects, we know that it is important to develop students’ knowledge in the areas of art, library, music, physical education, and technology. The school has one computer lab as well as a mobile lab. We also have two iPad labs which are used to enhance student learning.
Parental involvement is a key contributor to the success of Griswold School. Our Parents Club is an active organization that funds enrichment programs and is instrumental in creating a strong school-family bond and a sense of connectedness.
Griswold School works to educate the whole child, develop responsible, respectful, and productive citizens, and prepare our students for the future. We want each and every student to soar.