Nathan Hale Elementary School 277 Atkins Street Ext, Meriden, CT06450 Nathan Hale Elementary School is headed by Principal Judy Seldner. In addition to core curriculum courses, the school…More has guest speakers and additional activities for students under its School Wide Enrichment Program. A special initiative called Hale Cares also provides foodstuffs and other necessities for students in economic need. Child care before and after school is available.
Meriden Public Schools Volunteer Program 22 Liberty St, Meriden, CT06450 The Meriden Public Schools Volunteer Program is housed in the city's school board building and schedules the volunteer…More efforts of community members, students' relatives and business who want to provide assistance to local schools. The program helps students by offering them extra care in the classrooms, and the community by involving them in area schools. Those interested should contact the program's leader, Nan Despres, at 203-634-7985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Women's and Families Center is a nonprofit organization aimed at improving the quality of life in the…More community. Open year-round, the center offers a "School Readiness" program for toddlers, in addition to before- and after-school activities for elementary students.</p>
<p>It also runs a Prevention Program (for sexual assault and violent crimes) and offers support for assault victims.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
P.A.L.S. is a school-readiness preschool day care program located inside St. Rose School. It accepts…More Kids 4 Care, a program designed to help pay for child care and is run year-round.</p>
<p>One of three divisions of the YMCA's Childcare Program, P.A.L.S. will be moving to the 145 Main St. location in December, 2010.</p>
<p>Like the rest of the centers, P.A.L.S. bases its prices on a sliding scale.</p>
Thomas Hooker Elementary School 70 Overlook Rd, Meriden, CT06450 Thomas Hooker Elementary School provides general education for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The…More school also runs a bilingual program for students in Kindergarten, first and second grades. An additional special programs is Math Literature Technology (MLT), which teaches students core education principles of science, math, language arts and social studies through the use of computer software such as Microsoft Office, child-centered programs and the internet.
The Cove 250 Pomeroy Ave, Meriden, CT06450 This non-profit organization helps children and teens deal with grief over the loss of a loved one or other…More traumatic experience. The Meriden center is one of four in the state. Services are free to clients, paid for by donations from corporations and generous individuals. The Cove's Family Program offers two-hour peer support meetings twice a month during the school year. In separate meetings, parents and guardians learn how to help their young family members deal constructively with their grief. The "Good Grief" School Program allows children of all grade levels to participate in peer support groups at school. This helps children avoid the negative consequences of unresolved grief, which can include poor school performance, behavioral problems and social isolation.
Carriage House Day Care 320 Colony St, Meriden, CT06451 Carriage House Day Care offers a variety of physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities for children. The…More High Reach Learning Curriculum prepares toddlers and preschoolers to do well in school. The School Age program provides quality programs and activities for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.
H C Wilcox Tech High School 298 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT06451 Wilcox is a state-run technical school that draws students from Meriden, Cheshire, Wallingford, Berlin and Southington.…More Through a ninth grade "exploratory program," students choose what vocation they would like to pursue, and receive instruction in this until graduation along with grade-appropriate art, english, health, science, social studies, math and physical education classes. Students may choose from the following areas of focus: automotive technology, carpentry, culinary arts, graphics technology, electronics technology, electrical, hairdressing and barbering, health technology, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, information systems technology, manufacturing technology and plumbing.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, founded in 1944, is one of three parochial schools in Meriden. It is sponsored and…More supported by the neighboring church of the same name. Students in preschool through 8th grade attend full-day classes. Part-time preschool classes are also available.</p>
<p>Small, compact and friendly, Our Lady of Mount Carmel has a diverse student body representing a mix of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.</p>
<p>In addition to a brand new playscape, OLMC has a modern computer lab and will soon have smart boards in all classrooms. Extracurricular activities include peer tutoring, student council, basketball, ski club, theater, yearbook, choir and scouting.</p>
<p>The school offers before- and after-school programs, as well as summer school and school-vacation programs. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the only Catholic school in town that has a year-round program, according to Principal Noreen McDermott. "From technology to the arts, we have something for everyone here," she says.</p>