John Lyman Elementary School

106 Way Road, Middlefield CT 06455 | 860.349.7240

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome to John Lyman School!

John Lyman School is a child-centered community of learners that is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning through active exploration of all curricular areas.  The Integrated Day Program provides a supportive, stimulating environment in which students learn to take responsibility for decision-making as well as for their own learning and behavior.  As a Higher Order Thinking (HOT) School, John Lyman fosters an arts-integrated approach in a democratic setting that celebrates the voice of every child.  We strongly believe that the arts can support and enhance all subject areas and help to create more meaningful learning opportunities for our students.

At John Lyman, it is our belief that education is a partnership between home and school, and we hope that you will become active members of the Lyman community. There are many ways to become involved in your child’s education.  Our parent association, the JLPA, is a wonderful organization that welcomes your participation.  We work very closely with the JLPA to enhance your child’s education at John Lyman School.

As principal, I take great pride in our outstanding and dedicated faculty.  The Lyman staff always puts kids first, and we are committed to helping your child succeed academically and socially.  Our teachers work hard to foster open communication and to keep you informed about your child’s progress.  Likewise, we hope you will contact us when you have questions or concerns.  Please do not hesitate to call, write, or schedule an appointment with me at any time.

On behalf of the entire John Lyman staff, we look forward to working with you to ensure an outstanding educational experience for your child.

Sincerely,

Thomas D. Ford
Principal