Student Services

Our Programs/Students Served

- Early Childhood Students

- Special Education Students
- Gifted & Talented

Description of Our Program

Approximately 600 students, aged 3 through 22 years, participate in a variety of special education programs. A full spectrum of services and programs, consistent with federal and state laws, are provided in the following settings: Learning centers, work-study sites (in-school and community), general education (inclusion), out-of-district placements, and alternative education settings. There are two preschool special education programs, at John Paterson and Anna Reynolds, serving 2-5 year old children. 


Child Find

In accordance with federal regulations, state and local board of education policy, Newington Public Schools assumes the responsibility for the location, identification, and referral of all children requiring special education and/or related services from birth through age 21.

Department Mission

  • To educate each student with disabilities to the maximum extent possible with age peers

  • To support each child's development to his/her maximum potential through the learning process

  • To support each child in making appropriate progress in all major developmental areas

  • To support each child in awareness of the vocational opportunities available and help the student acquire the necessary work habits and attitudes necessary for satisfactory career participation

  • To provide appropriate experiences for gifted students to enhance their development

Newington Student Services

200 Garfield Street, 3rd Floor

Newington, CT 06111

(860) 665-8650