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Virtual meeting to discuss the Fifth to Sixth Grade Transition Process

On Tuesday, January 17, Middle School Administrators, School Counselors, and the Academic Coordinator Team presented on the Middle School Transition Process. This informational meeting details social, emotional, and academic shifts at the middle level. Presenters also describe the differences in course offerings and support available. 

Video links to these presentations, as well as the slides used, are available below:

Slides: English SlidesSpanish Slides

Full Session Videos: English Session, Spanish Session

Video of Q&A portion from evening sessions: English Session, Spanish Session

Consolidated Q&A: English

Fifth to Sixth Grade Parent Input Request

In order to provide input for your student’s middle school placement in ELA, Math, and Science, we give you an opportunity to provide the committee with your insights via our Parent Input Form. Before completing the form, we highly recommend reviewing the Transition Information for Parents. Please note: completion of this form does not guarantee placement into the selected courses.

Grade 6 teachers and administrators constantly monitor student progress and achievement to ensure their needs are being met in their courses. Adjustments to course schedules are made on a case-by-case basis and can happen at any time throughout the school year. Parents are a key factor in the decision to make movements in classes. The middle school philosophy for the district ensures that all parents are notified early and often when schedule or course changes are recommended.


Greenwich Public Schools believes in creating the conditions for a coherent and aligned PK-12 continuum of learning for all students and assuring consistency of implementation. Greenwich believes in providing a future ready curriculum that is agile enough to match the instructional practices in all classrooms.

The district provides support to all educators in their implementation of:

  • a standards-based curriculum
  • high impact instruction (aligned research-based instructional practices)
  • making learning personal
  • personalized professional learning

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional learning supports the teaching and learning process by providing support to all Academics and Professional Learning.

Greenwich Public Schools Office of Academics recognized by CAPSS as implementing Innovative Practices to make learning personal through a flexible curriculum resource while increasing learner voice and choice.

Meet the Academic Team

Standards-Based Curriculum