Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School, which includes the Thurgood Marshall Middle School for Social Justice, is a unique educational setting where high academic standards facilitate the development of lifelong learners, problem solvers, and independent thinkers. Our philosophy centers on the belief that all children can learn at higher levels when schools utilize effective communication, parental and community involvement, high expectations, ongoing assessment, intentional teaching and collaboration. Each child is a unique learner. Teachers strive to know each child as an individual and to work in partnership with the family to understand the child’s social and academic growth in order to meet the child’s needs with appropriate learning experiences. The relationship between teachers and children is the foundation for creating a nurturing classroom community where children respect, care for, and learn from one another. Student learning and assessment are the focus of our teachers’ professional growth and school improvement plans.
Our preschool through eighth grade school has evolved into a science, math, and technology magnet school through the 2007 U.S. Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Project grant. All students in K-8 participate in inquiry-based science activities through partnerships with the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Discovery Museum, Eli Whitney Museum, NASA, and The Jason Project. Students do scientific research with educators from both facilities in order to improve their science literacy and understanding of the world around them. Mathematics instruction uses a hands-on, conceptual approach. Technology is integrated throughout the school through the use of laptop computer labs and SmartBoard technology.
Modeled after Yale University's CoZi Model for School Reform, Six to Six was designed to meet the needs of the whole child and the needs of today's families. Our curriculum includes instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education, Library Media, and Spanish. We also value the importance of social emotional learning through our Responsive Classroom approach. To meet the needs of today's families, our school includes before and after school programs, full-time NAEYC accredited preschool and kindergarten program, a Family Resource Center, and a School Based Health Center.
The school is located in Bridgeport, CT and includes families from Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull and Bridgeport. Legislation has also made it possible for families from other towns outside of the five participating districts to apply for available vacancies.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to foster educational excellence and life-long learning in an atmosphere that honor's each child's physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs within a diverse school community based on mutual respect and sense of social conscience.
Six to Six Magnet School &
Thurgood Marshall Middle School 601 Pearl Harbor Street Bridgeport, CT 06610