The mission of the Waterbury School System is to establish itself as the leader in Connecticut for urban education reform in partnership with the State Department of Education and the entire Waterbury community.   The school system will provide opportunities for all students to maximize their skills and talents in an atmosphere where teaching and learning flourish under the never-wavering belief that all students can be exemplary students, while becoming respectful, responsible, productive citizens vital to our community.



Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards

Each year the Superintendent and her staff honor a select group of students from across the school district who have demonstrated a willingness to go above and beyond by helping out in their school or community, by serving as leaders in their classrooms, and by working hard to achieve their academic goals.  Designed to allow the Superintendent and Principals to move beyond the academic achiever who routinely receives recognition, these awards seek out the well-rounded student who serves as a role model for others to follow. 

This year two students received the Bright Futures Awards for pre-kindergarten, 21 students in the fifth grade, 40 students in middle or high schools and one student representing adult education received Certificates of Excellence. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery (quick links, left side of web page)

Swimming Lessons Offered

The City Recreation Department is offering free swimming lessons this summer to Waterbury children.  Click on the link below for more information:




Dance / Shake / Donate

Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Raymour and Flangan - "Shake it off" for Parkinson's Disease. More information.

Parents, staff and students: We now have a page entitled 2015 Summer Programs. This page will include links to brochures, applications, and other information related to Waterbury Public School summer programs, as well as programs offered by local community agencies. The page will be updated as new information becomes available. Please click here to access.

Dash and Bash

The DASH is a 5K run to benefit the youth programs at PAL, Waterbury YMCa and the Boys and Girls Club. One mile walkers are also welcomed. The BASH follows at Pies & Pints on Leavenworth Street. See flyer for details.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM, race at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 30th, in Library Park.

Revised Dress Code

The Board of Education voted to adopt changes to the district's dress code.  Click here for new policy.

Crosby Walk for Success

The Walk for Success will be held Saturday May 30, 2015,
8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The Walk for Success is a collaborative partnership between Project GRAD and Crosby High School.  The Walk for Success (WFS) is a campaign that conducts door-to-door home visits for incoming Crosby students.


Please contact Crosby High School’s Main Office at (203) 574-8061 for more information and to sign-up for this great event.

Crosby High School is located at 300 Pierpont Road, Waterbury, CT.

Food and refreshments will be provided for Volunteers before and after the Walk for Success.

Flyer in English / Spanish / Albanian

Letter in English / Spanish / Albanian

GEAR UP Summer Academy

Spend your summer learning Math, English, and exploring career choices with the GEAR UP Summer Academy for current 9th grade GEAR UP students. July 6th - July 31st; 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Enroll now at gearup10thgradesummer.eventbrite.com. Find us on Facebook at Waterburygearup.

Juvenile Review Board Needs Volunteers

 A new initiative to reduce student arrests needs volunteers from the community to sit on Juvenile Review Boards. This new program will allow students who commit misdemeanor offenses to avoid arrest. Students will be required to perform community service and / or receive counseling. Any adult who wishes to learn more about serving on a Juvenile Review Board, which meets once each month to hear and review cases, may contact the Waterbury Youth Services System, Inc. at 203 573-0264.

Proposed Budget

The Waterbury education department proposed budget, as under consideration by the Board of Education.

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Education Budget Mill Rate Analysis

Smile Builders Spring Schedule

Parents: Smile Builders is a program that provides dental cleaning services to students during the school day. It is available to all students, including those with private dental insurance, HUSKY plan, or uninsured. Check the attached calendar for more information as well as dates when Smile Builders will be visiting your child's school. Flyer with calendar.

Testing Windows Announced

We are beginning our test period for the Smarter Balanced test in our schools. Each school has received information about the district’s testing window for each test and will create a building schedule based on that testing window.


BOE Approves 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year at its meeting of February 5, 2015. School will begin August 26, 2015 for students. Staff will be returning for professional development on August 24 and August 25. New teacher orientation is August 17 - 19.

Pre-Kindergarten Registrations

Registrations for the public school pre-kindergarten classes will be accepted January 7, 2015 through May 29, 2015. Click here for more information.

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