It is the Mission of the Coventry Public Schools to prepare every student for life, learning and work in the 21st century. As Superintendent of Schools, I am determined to see that Coventry upholds this mission by maintaining and promoting a positive and respectful learning environment where all students can thrive.
Coventry is a community with a unique profile. The great Benjamin Franklin once said, “An education is an investment with the greatest returns.” At Coventry Public Schools, we invest in our students' education by investing in our district as a community. Every parent, volunteer, staff member, teacher, and student are a unified body of individuals who share a common goal, the success of our students.
With approximately 1,600 students enrolled in our public school system each year, our student body consists of a diverse population in a rural area. Despite various differences, there is one important quality that unites all of our students – the potential for academic excellence. Our student accolades and accomplishments include organizing fundraisers to help local community members, performing in the invitation only CT All State Choir, placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Future Problem Solvers Program, being Coventry's first ever inductees into the National Business Honor Society, and so much more. Our students are the pride and joy of our district.
Our educational system strengthens students’ knowledge and confidence in core academic subjects and equips them with 21st century skills. Always a work in progress, our curriculum is being designed to guide students to move toward reaching their life goals. We want our students to be competitive both intelligently and culturally as productive members in a global society.
Coventry Public Schools' leaders and teachers are committed to being exemplary role models for our students. In recent years, several administrators have been awarded by the Connecticut Association of Schools as principal or assistant principal of the year. The G. H. Robertson School (GHR) was recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Several coaches and teachers have been selected time and again to present at conferences and committees both statewide and nationally.
If you have not done so already, I encourage you to schedule a call or virtual meeting to speak with our principals. Conversations with our principals, teachers, and students can give you an up close and personal feel for the outstanding programs Coventry has to offer. In addition, please know I am always available for conversation. Do not hesitate to contact my office if you wish to discuss any facet of Coventry’s instructional organization.
I am privileged to have this wonderful opportunity to serve as the leader of this school district. As your Superintendent, I plan to continue to work collaboratively with the community, parents, students, and our school staff as we strive to make Coventry Public Schools one of Connecticut’s most outstanding districts. Thank you for your strong support of our schools.
David J. Petrone, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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