Meriden's nine-member board of education shapes local educational policy and sets goals and objectives for the…More city's 12 public schools and nearly 9,000 students. Board members are elected by the citizens of Meriden and serve four-year terms.
Superintendent Mark Benigni runs the school system according to the rules and regulations set forth by the board. The board of education also oversees adult and continuing education as well as special programs such as the Young Mothers Program, the Venture Therapeutic Day School and Another School – an alternative high school program.
Brio Academy of Cosmetology 1231 E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 Brio's flagship school in Meriden opened its doors in 1992 to eighteen aspiring cosmotology students. Presently, Brio's…More student body is just shy of 1,000 students in nine different schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. Brio offers license and certificate programs in Cosmotology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry and Theatrical Makeup. Brio's Meriden branch is also a full service salon in which senior students work on the public for discounted prices.
Orville H. Platt High School 220 Coe Ave, Meriden, CT06451 Platt is Meriden's public high school on the west side of the city, near Lincoln Middle School and Wilcox Vocational…More School. In addition to general core courses, Platt offers vocational, technology and language training. For high-performing students, the school offers honors and Advanced Placement classes and the University of Connecticut's Early College Experience program, in which high school students can take UCONN classes in their high schools. Platt also has a community service requirement for all students. The school is in the South Division of the Central Connecticut Conference and its mascot is the Panthers.