Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) Magnet High School
896 Main St, Willimantic (860) 465-5636
Online at: www.eastconn.org/index.php/act-home
EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Areas of artistic study include: Acting/Vocal Performance, Audio/Video Production, Creative Writing, Theater Production (set design, lighting design and costuming) and Dance. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street, Willimantic (860) 465-5000
Online at: www.easternct.edu
As Connecticut’s only public liberal arts college, the core of ECSU’s teaching and learning environment is the University’s liberal arts curriculum, which uses an interdisciplinary approach to develop students’ analytical and research skills. Eastern students also learn ethics, teamwork and the ability to adapt to the changes occurring in today’s global society, through a sequenced, self-selected set of courses in mathematics, the sciences, humanities and social sciences. With an enrollment of 5,400 full-time and part-time students from every region of the state, 26 states and 20 foreign countries, Eastern is a diverse community of learners and provides opportunities for the pursuit of excellence at every level of academic life. Founded in 1889, Eastern is the second oldest of the Connecticut State Universities. The campus is located in the heart of eastern Connecticut, in a residential section of Windham County. Eastern offers a wide range of traditional academic programs, and degrees on three academic levels: Associate of Science; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of General Studies; and Master of Science. Aspiring to be a public liberal arts college of first choice, Eastern Connecticut State University will create an unparalleled college experience for its students and achieve national distinction for its academic programs.
Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School
613 Upper Maple Street Danielson, CT 06239 (860) 412-7500
Online at: www.cttech.org
H.H. Ellis is located in the northeast corner of Connecticut abutting the Danielson Airport. Over five hundred high school students attend the day school program.
Its ten trade offerings focus on excellence, craftsmanship, work-readiness, and skills for rapid advancement. Academic offerings in partnership with Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Three Rivers Community College in Norwich offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to receive college credit for select high school courses. H.H. Ellis proudly boasts of a full complement of student activities.
Marianapolis Preparatory School
26 Chase Road Thompson, CT 06277 (860) 923-9565
Online at: www.marianapolis.org
Marianapolis was established in 1926 under the sponsorship of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Originally called St. Mary’s College, the school embraced a mission of preparing young men to take leadership roles in society and the Catholic Church.
The school became coeducational in 1974, opening with 108 students, 8 of whom were female. By 1975, female enrollment increased substantially, and women began competing on their own interscholastic athletics teams. The school population has continued to grow and diversify throughout the new millennium; enrollment has remained steadily at about half-male, half-female.
In August of 2001, the Trinity Foundation (a group of parents, alumni, and friends) assumed governance of the school and appointed Marilyn Ebbitt as Headmistress. Significant campus expansion continued, including the acquisition and renovation of dormitories and the development of the theatre, the dance studio, and many school programs. The Trinity Foundation named Joseph Hanrahan Head of School in July of 2011.
The mission of Marianapolis Preparatory School is to educate students in the Catholic tradition of academic excellence, with a commitment to an active faith in God and a dedication to building character with content, compassion, and integrity.
398 Pomfret Street Pomfret CT 06258 (860) 963-0128
Online at: www.pomfretschool.org
Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Set on a stunning 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut and brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers a rich and rewarding experience for students from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Through a rigorous and engaging education, a commitment to service beyond self, and numerous opportunities for personal growth in academic, athletic, artistic, and residential settings, students emerge as ethical and active citizens of the world.
Putnam Science Academy
18 Maple St, Putnam (860) 928-5010
Online at: www.putnamscienceacademy.org
The school first founded on site was in 1928, by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit. Over the course of time it morphed into a Catholic High School in the 1950’s and then in 2002 it was taken over and converted into an international boys boarding school. Today, Putnam Science Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory high school, serving grades 9 through 12 and post graduate. Putnam Science Academy is located in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut on a peaceful 30-acre campus overlooking the Quinebaug River in the Town of Putnam. Students come from a variety of countries worldwide and from a large number of states within America.
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Danielson Campus 742 Upper Maple Street Danielson, CT 06239 (860) 774-1130
QVCC@Windham Tech 210 Birch Street, Willimantic (860) 336-0901
Online at: www.qvcc.commnet.edu
QVCC is a small, but growing college that offers more than 50 academic associate degrees or certificates. The history of QVCC dates back to early 1946, when a group of area citizens sought to establish a two-year college in northeastern Connecticut to meet the educational needs of returning World War II veterans. Under the leadership of the late President Robert E. Miller, the College began offering classes on September 27, 1971. Within a few years, the state acquired 68 acres of land on Upper Maple Street to build a college. QVCC welcomed students to its new campus in 1983. QVCC provides exceptional opportunities for northeast Connecticut residents to learn in an affordable, challenging, and supportive environment that enables students to become fully engaged citizens in an ever-changing global community. The center for Community & Professional Learning provides career and skills training opportunities, while the new 10,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center provides hands-on learning opportunities for students as well as a location for area manufacturers with customized training needs. Living in Retirement (LiR) at QVCC provides the means to meet the wide range of interests for mature adults who want to pursue new topics or to revisit interests from the past Students have the opportunity to accomplish their goals in a personalized, engaging, and affordable educational environment.
Quinebaug Middle College
742 Upper Maple Street Danielson (860) 932-4100
Online at: www.eastconn.org/qmc-home
Inspiration, kindness, and respect are the fundamental principles of Quinebaug Middle College (QMC). QMC’s democratic learning community offers opportunities to build self-confidence and academic success through responsible choice-making, personal wellness, critical thinking and social and civic responsibility. Typically, there are 175 students enrolled each year. Class sizes are quite small when compared to a traditional high school with numbers averaging between 12-16 students per class. The mission of the (QMC) is to provide a challenging, personalized, comprehensive learning environment that fosters the skills, knowledge, habits and individual discipline necessary for students from diverse backgrounds to realize their ambitions and contribute in a positive, meaningful way to their community and culture. Quinebaug Middle College was founded in 2008 as an alternative for students who are highly motivated but who recognize that a traditional high school setting does not suit their learning needs. Students in grades 9-12 are able to access a rigorous high school curriculum, while also taking advantage of college classes for credit at no cost to them.
528 Pomfret St, Pomfret – (860) 963-6740
Online at: www.rectoryschool.org
The Rectory School’s mission is to provide students, from early childhood through middle school, with an enriched and supportive academic, social and ethical community that addresses individual learning styles, aptitudes and needs while promoting personal self-worth and accountability. The school community lives The Rectory School Creed: Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Compassion.
While The Rectory School cannot replace a child’s real family, it is dedicated to providing boarding students with an enriched and supportive community, which becomes their home away from home. Rectory meets the individual needs of each student–boarder or day– and also asks each child to contribute his or her particular aptitudes or skills to the Rectory family. In this supportive atmosphere, they get to know themselves and become confident, lifelong learners and contributors.
The Woodstock Academy
57 Academy Road Woodstock, CT (860) 928-6575
Online at: www.woodstockacademy.org
Woodstock Academy is one of the oldest schools in the United States. Founded in 1801, it has survived and thrived despite economic setbacks and population changes. The key to its long history has been strong community support and an ability to adapt and change with the times.
Woodstock Academy currently serves international students in addition to the hundreds students from several Connecticut towns. Life within the Woodstock Academy community provides many opportunities for students such as a recording studio, top-of-the-line media labs, and top ranked athletic and extra-curricular teams.
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT – (860) 486-2000
Online at: www.uconn.edu
Late in 1880, brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs donated land and money to start an agricultural school in Connecticut. More than 130 years later, the University of Connecticut has become one of the top 20 public universities in the nation. With more than 30,000 students, a culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UCONN attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. With 14 schools and colleges and more than 100 undergraduate majors, whether a student wants to learn from the past by studying history or wants to set the course for the future with groundbreaking scientific research, learning opportunities here abound. At UConn, students have the options of plenty of popular, safe, and free activities right on campus. With a movie theater, game room, TV lounges, and a food court, the Student Union has it all.
210 Birch Street Willimantic, CT (860) 456-3879
Online at: http://windham.cttech.org/index.html
Windham Technical High School has 500 students from 23 towns and enroll grades 9-12.
As a school of choice, Windham Technical High School draws from 23 different communities in Eastern Connecticut. We offer 8 career-directed, trade technologies: Architectural, Automotive, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Health Technology, HVAC, Information Systems Technologies, and Manufacturing. The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners.