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Message from the Head of School

Head of School, Dr. Serio

 

Hello and Welcome! I am Anthony Serio, Ed.D., Head of School/Superintendent for The Gilbert School in Winsted, Connecticut. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to TGS. The Gilbert School is a unique and wonderful 7-12 comprehensive middle/high school.

Our school has a rich history, a dedicated faculty and staff, a supportive community, and an International Program. Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, The Gilbert School is equidistant to Boston and New York City as well as many excellent institutions of higher education.

The W. L. Gilbert Trust International Program had its inaugural year in August of 2013. I am invigorated by this work and impassioned by the vision of The Gilbert School as a true global education environment that brings 21st century skills to our international students. TGS presents a great opportunity for your children to have their horizons expanded by experiencing the multicultural atmosphere that now exists at The Gilbert School.

Principal, Susan Sojka, assisted by High School Associate Principal, Debra Lewis, Director of Student Services, Julie McDougall and Middle School Associate Principal, Maura Hurley bring to The Gilbert School a wealth of knowledge in curriculum and instruction. As a team, we introduced higher rigor and standards to our school. We worked with staff through professional development to incorporate project based learning, introduction of Advanced Placement Classes and forged a direction for curriculum and instruction that would raise student achievement. Our initiatives have earned us recognition as a Silver Medal School, ranking among the top ten percent of high schools in America. We have high expectations as we continue to introduce new courses and programs that emphasize Global Education that will enhance the education of our students.

The staff at The Gilbert School takes great pride in their work and we are dedicated to making the school a successful learning environment. William L. Gilbert founded The Gilbert School for the purpose of providing instruction "for the improvement of mankind by affording such assistance and means of educating the young as will help them to become good citizens." I see that spirit alive today in our staff and student body.