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Groton Public Schools
Grant Recipients 

The Groton Education Foundation has made more than $250,000 in grants for outstanding educational initiatives since 1997. We have supported hundreds of projects at levels ranging up to $5,000.

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Catherine Kolnanski STEAM Magnet School

Understanding Tree

Fifth graders at Katherine Kolnaski Magnet School researched trees on the school campus and created labels to identify them.

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Mystic River Magnet School 

Communication Board

A picture communication board was installed to promote communication equity for all students. 

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Charles Barnum Elementary School 

The Lion King! 

Fifth graders performed the Lion King. They also built the set and made props.  


Fitch High School 

Field trips to the Yellow Farmhouse

Fitch High School students learned about food, farming and sustainability.

Science probes

The probes supported a shift to inquiry-based learning at Fitch High School.

Robotics Team

Foster the work and competitions of the Fitch High School Robotics Club.


Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School 

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Thames River Magnet School 


Groton Middle School 

Drums Alive

A middle-school drumming program encouraged creative expression and reduced stress.

Therapy dog for struggling Readers

The dog listened without judgment as middle-school kids read to him.

Empowering Girls 

New science, technology and engineering program for 6th grade girls.

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