The Litchfield Middle School community fosters a student-centered environment that is safe, supportive, and nurtures the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional needs unique to young adolescents.
- Students learn best when provided opportunities for creativity, collaboration,and choice.
- Students are confident and self-motivated learners when they are encouraged to advocate for their own success.
- Students are responsible and thoughtful decision-makers when empathy, tolerance, and respect are expected and modeled.
- All students can succeed!
Litchfield Middle School
The Litchfield Historical Society records reveal an interesting history for this landmark building. Built as the Junior and Senior High School, the school was designed by Marcel Breuer, a noted Modernist architect. Constructed by Bonvinici Building Co. of Torrington, it officially opened on February 27, 1956. The Gymnasium became a signature building designed by Breuer and Herbert Beckhard, O’Connor & Kilham architects. Renovations and additions to the High School were made in 1977 and 2007, but the Junior High School offices and wing were never fully used as intended until very recently.
Still building on its history, the Litchfield Middle School, with its own entrance, offices, and classrooms, opened August 28, 2015, with an official proclamation from First Selectman Leo Paul.