Greenwich Public Schools (Connecticut)


State: Connecticut

District Size: 8,792

District Type: Large Suburban


The Vision of the Graduate outlines the individual capacities that, in addition to acquiring a core body of knowledge, each student is expected to develop by the time they graduate from Greenwich High School. 'The Vision' was established by a cross-role, representative task force in 2008-09, including teachers, students, parents, elected officials, administrators, members of the Board of Education, and representation from corporations and higher education. The task force gathered input from all stakeholder groups in the Greenwich Community for developing and writing The Vision. All schools, programs and departments of the Greenwich Public Schools are responsible for aligning their goals, practices, instruction, curriculum, and/or services toward achievement of The Vision.


  •  Academic Capacities

    Master a core body of knowledge
    Pose and pursue substantive questions
    Critically interpret, evaluate, and synthesize information
    Explore, define, and solve complex problems
    Generate innovative, creative ideas and products

     Personal Capacities

    Be responsible for their own mental and physical health
    Conduct themselves in an ethical and responsible manner
    Recognize and respect other cultural contexts and points of view
    Pursue their unique interests, passions and curiosities
    Respond to failures and successes with reflection and resilience

     Interpersonal Capacities

    Communicate effectively for a given purpose
    Advocate for ideas, causes, and actions
    Collaborate with others to produce a unified work and/or heightened understanding
    Contribute to community through dialogue, service, and/or leadership