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Earth Day Clean-Up Posted: Thu, March 13, 2014

This year's city-wide Earth Day Clean Up is Saturday, April 26th (rain date May 3rd) from 9:00 to noon. Meet...

EMBODI Mentoring Program Posted: Thu, March 13, 2014

EMBODI stands for Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence, and it is a new mentoring program for middle...

Hospital Summer Bridge Program Posted: Fri, March 7, 2014

Waterbury Hospital is now accepting applications for its Summer Bridge Program for students in Grades 6 - 11. Application deadline is April...

New Student Prices Posted: Wed, January 22, 2014

Effective immediately, all Waterbury Public School students who can verify their identity as a WPS student (i.e. a valid student...

Revised School Calendar Posted: Tue, January 14, 2014

The school calendar was revised to reflect snow days up through January 6th. The calendar is available on the School...
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It STARts with the ARTS! 

The Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School opened in 2000. The student body consists of students in grades pre-K through five who reside in Waterbury and its surrounding towns. Our school motto is "It STARts with the ARTS".

“ Rotella Magnet School is the most decorated magnet school in the country.” It is a great example of how a magnet school can be. A model for all  magnet schools demonstrating ‘where we’ve been to where we are now’ through true integration of a magnet theme. Rotella contributes this knowledge nationally by participating in conferences and  demonstrating how it is done.”
William Magnotta
President of Magnet Schools of America
Consultant CT State Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106


Magnet School of America-Merit Award
The Magnet Schools of Merit Award recognizes member magnet schools that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement. Rotella has been awarded the top category:Magnet School of Excellence for 2013!

Arts Integration Award
Rotella Magnet School received the Arts Schools Network 2012 -2013 Arts Integration Award as Rotella has demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishment in bringing arts integration strategies into the curriculum.

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