2023 National Blue Ribbon School

MSMHS Receives Prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award

LEARN, Southeastern Connecticut’s Regional Educational Service Center, is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Education designated its Marine Science Magnet High School (MSMHS) a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School awardee. This prestigious recognition marks a significant achievement for MSMHS and is a testament to the school’s unwavering commitment to the success of each student.

Established in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools that exhibit exceptional academic achievement or demonstrate significant progress in closing the achievement gap among diverse groups of students. The program highlights educational leaders who set high standards, envision excellence, and remain deeply engaged in the teaching and learning process. This accolade underscores the relentless dedication of the school’s educators, students, families, and community partners.

MSMHS stands among a select group of schools across the nation to receive this distinguished recognition, reinforcing its steadfast dedication to the highest educational standards and its mission to prepare the next generation of students for success in an ever-evolving world.

Tara Amatrudo, Principal of MSMHS, expressed gratitude for the award, stating, “This National Blue Ribbon Schools award symbolizes the hard work, dedication, and collaboration of our entire school community. We are committed to providing our students with an outstanding education that equips them for success in life, and this recognition reflects our commitment to excellence in every facet of our work.”

At MSMHS, students benefit from:

Progressive Curriculum: An innovative MSMHS curriculum challenges students and nurtures critical thinking skills.

Supportive School Culture: A vibrant and supportive school culture fosters a positive learning environment where students can thrive academically and personally.

Strong Relationships: Strong relationships between students, teachers, and staff contribute to a sense of belonging and motivation among students.

Responsive Instruction: Tailoring teaching methods to individual student needs enhances the effectiveness of education.

Relevant Opportunities: Offering relevant opportunities for learning, including hands-on experiences and real-world applications, accelerates the learning process and prepares students for their future endeavors.

Equity and Inclusion: MSMHS’s emphasis on equity, social justice, and inclusion ensures that each student has equal access to quality education and support.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools award reaffirms the MSMHS commitment to nurturing an inclusive and diverse culture where each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. MSMHS remains committed to providing a safe and inspiring environment that empowers students to become responsible, compassionate, and environmentally-conscious citizens.

For more information on Marine Science Magnet High School and its distinctive academic approach, visit www.msmhs.com.