Principal's Message

Dear Island Avenue Families,

Welcome to Island Avenue School, where our classrooms are buzzing with activity and even our youngest students display confidence and enthusiasm as they arrive for a full day of learning!

And what does that day look like? For all of our students, it includes literacy instruction during Readers and Writers Workshop, when Island learners develop the skills and capacities to support a lifetime of reading and writing. Math is also an important part of each day, and our students use the district’s Bridges resources to develop a deep understanding of essential mathematical concepts.

Island students always enjoy Social Studies and Science, and they look forward to the many special activities that support learning in these areas. These include field trips to local sites such as the CT River Museum, Bauer Park, Hammonasset State Beach, and the Mystic Aquarium. Physical Education, Music, Art or Spanish are also a part of every school day at Island Avenue. During these ‘Specials’, students develop collaborative skills and personal talents through a variety of games, songs, and creative learning activities. And, of course, school wouldn’t be complete without lunch and recess, when students relax with friends and enjoy Island’s expanded playground, blacktop, and field areas.

Island Avenue School is a great place to grow and learn, and we’re so glad that you and your child are part of our community!


Doreen O’Leary

Work hard.

Be kind.

Make a difference.

Island Avenue School