Deans Mill School
35 Deans Mill Rd
Stonington, CT 06378
Deans Mill School is a Pre-K to 5 elementary school located in Stonington, CT. DMS is an inclusive school with approximately 420 students. It is named for the mill that was originally located at the site of the present water company nearby the school. In 2019, DMS completed a major renovation and expansion to our campus.
Deans Mill School’s mission is to provide quality instruction, which will challenge students’ abilities and provide them with the knowledge and skills to participate successfully in a democracy.
We, at DMS, believe that children are our greatest resource and that we need to uphold high expectations for all. We work hard to "learn, inspire and grow together" each and every day.
We hold that:
● Students must be literate and demonstrate communication, computation, and problem-solving skills;
● Knowledge is best acquired when students function in a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment;
● Students should be held in high standards, and that they learn when instruction is commensurate with their ability and presented in an orderly and purposeful manner;
● Each student’s education leads to intellectual, aesthetic, physical and social development;
● Our ultimate goal is to foster a love for learning that will enable them to become life-long learners, and self-sufficient and productive members of society.