THOMPSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Thompson's three public schools are housed in an educational complex off Riverside Drive (Route 12) in North Grosvenordale. Photo courtesy of Ed and Joanne Baker.
The Thompson Public Schools are committed to excellence throughout the school community. In a positive and caring environment, students will master lifelong learning skills to achieve individual maximum potential. Students will participate in a challenging curriculum that encourages creative and critical thinking. In partnership with community and family, we will foster the values of integrity and respect in a diverse and changing society.
Superintendent: Dr. Michael Jolin
Address: 785 Riverside Drive, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Phone: (860) 923-9581.
On the Web: http://www.thompsonpublicschools.org
Tourtellotte Memorial High School
The Tourtellotte Memorial High School was donated to the Town by Dr. Jacob Tourtellotte and his wife, Harriet (Arnold) as a memorial to their two daughters, Harriet and Frances, who died in early childhood. It was dedicated in 1909 and graduated its first class in 1911. A memorial room with an outstanding collection of art and Tourtellotte memorabilia is located on the second floor of the school and is opened to the public from time to time.
Thompson Middle School
Thompson Middle School houses grades 5 through 8. Classes have been designed to provide a transition from elementary school to high school.
Mary R. Fisher Elementary School
The school was named in honor of its first principal whose career spanned 50 years of education in Thompson.
St. Joseph's Parochial School on Main Street, North Grosvenordale provides education for pupils in grades Pre-K through 8.
The Marianapolis Preparatory School on Chase Road on Thompson Hill was established in 1931 by the Marian Fathers.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
There are a variety of colleges and universities within a thirty-five mile radius of the town.
Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson is a two-year college offering a number of degree and non-degree programs for area residents.
The University of Connecticut, located in nearby Storrs offers undergraduate and advanced degrees in a wide range of disciplines, and also offers the option of attending satellite campuses.
Windham is the home of Eastern Connecticut State College.
Nichols College is in nearby Dudley, Massachusetts.
Worcester, Massachusetts is the home of several colleges and universities, among them Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, College of the Holy Cross, Assumption College, Worcester State, and Becker College.
Many other outstanding colleges and universities are also within commuting distance in Hartford and Providence, RI.