Roton Middle School Overview




Serving grade levels six through eight, Roton Middle School opened in September, 1966. The current student population of 435 ranks the school as the smallest of the four middle schools in Norwalk. Taking advantage of the school's size, the faculty strives to foster a climate where learning takes place in an atmosphere of nurturing concern and close community. To further this end, Roton's team teaching focuses on individual students and facilitates communication among teachers and parents.

The staff of Roton Middle School includes: 2 administrators, 38 full-time teachers, 12 part-time teachers and approximately 20 support personnel. All faculty members hold bachelor's degrees, while 84% hold a master's degree or above. All members of the faculty and administration hold Connecticut Certification in their areas of current responsibility.

On March 14, 1996 Roton was awarded a ten year accreditation by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges for excellence in education. Currently, Roton is the only middle school in Norwalk to have sought this accreditation and to have met this demanding standard. Roton's high academic standards are enriched by scholastically challenging programs such as Academically Talented and Odyssey of the Mind.

Roton is also unique within the Norwalk Public School system in housing a Planetarium. The Robert B. Oliver Planetarium is used to augment Roton science coursework and is used as an adjunct for interdisciplinary course work by many other students in Norwalk and surrounding towns.

Roton's international outlook is rooted in a number of foreign language course offerings, and Roton has a very successful Japanese program. Three years of study culminates in a ten day trip to Japan where students experience the culture and language first hand. Also, Roton is one of two middle schools in Norwalk to incorporate a bilingual program. The Roton curriculum weaves a varied fabric from the cultures of many countries through language and social studies.

The importance of Human Relations is evidenced by activities such as Roton's Community Service Club, Peer Mediation, Student Council, Learn and Serve and the Mentor Program. Roton's extensive Music program includes an award winning band, orchestra, and women's and men's chorus. The related Art's program allows students exposure to industrial technology, nutrition and creative art. Roton takes pride in its many after school activities, including sports, computer science and its school newspaper.

Roton Middle School is a caring place where the school community develops the students' highest potential through high academic expectation, respect, responsibility, and the celebration of diversity. Roton has proven to be successful in preparing its students for life beyond its walls. We, the staff of Roton Middle School, are proud of our contribution to the education of Norwalk's youth.



Joseph M. Vellucci, Principal
Frances Hernandez, Assistant Principal