Joseph A. DePaolo
Middle School


Mission Statement

Students engage in a range of educational experiences to become informed, adaptive, problem solvers who effectively communicate, rise to challenges, and are committed to improve themselves and their communities.

MS Summer Math and Reading Lists

Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Graders!

Welcome to 6th Grade at DePaolo! 

The following document offers helpful information to get your child ready for the 2022-23 school year.

Helpful Information for 2022-23 School Year

As always, thank you for what you do.

5th to 6th Transition Presentation


Attention 6 parents:

2022-2023 Course Registration Information


Attention 8 parents:

Grade 9 registration for SHS is beginning! The PowerSchool Registration Portal opens on Wednesday, February 16th at 9 AM. The portal will be open from February 16-21. Following the 21st the middle school grade 8 counselor will be connecting with students to ensure the accurate course selections and credit totals were made. 

New Academic Levels

*SHS will have new course levels starting in the 22-23 school year. Please see the attached document for the new level names and descriptions (also in the program of studies). There is not a direct correlation with the new levels and the old levels College and Career Preparation (CP), Competitive College Preparation (CCP) and Honors/Advanced Placement. It is important to know that each level is consistent with the district's Vision of a Graduate. 

Registering for classes

Course Selection Packet

Grade 9 Course Selection Form

Log into Parent PowerSchool to access the registration portal. Teachers have made course level recommendations. Please review the recommendations and select courses. If you have any questions or concerns about a teacher recommendation, please contact the middle school teacher directly through email. There are many courses to choose from, please take some time to review our Program of Studies and you can also watch videos about all the courses the SHS departments offer through the Southington YouTube channel: 

*Please note, if your child applied to Ag-Science and Technology or Project Lead the Way Program they cannot select those electives at this time. Your child needs to select another elective in case they do not get accepted. If accepted into those programs, changes will be made later. 


Attention Grade 7 and 8 parents:

DePaolo Middle School course registration for next year grade 7 and 8 students will open Monday, February 14, 2022 to Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  The PowerSchool parent portal will open at 9:00 am on February 14th.  

Any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact your school counselor at  860-628-3260 ext. 7.

Grade 7 Course Registration Information

Grade 8 Course Registration Information

Special Education

If you have a child transitioning from 5th to 6th grade in special education, take a look at the FAQs. Entering 6th Grade: special (education) edition video.

Special Needs Registry

The Town of Southington in conjunction with the Commission of DisAbilities has established a Special Needs Registry at the Southington Police Department dispatch center to assist residents with special needs in the event of emergency or evacuation. Special needs flyer

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Southington Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups

 Non-discrimination Statement


Chris Palmieri, Principal
Karen Stafko, Secretary

Robert Lasbury, Asst. Principal
Courtney Green, Secretary

385 Pleasant Street
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-628-3260
Nurse: 860-628-3265
Fax: 860-628-3403

School Hours

Regular School Hours-

8:05 am - 2:40 pm

Bell Schedules

Parents & Students

Principal's Weekly Updates