Welcome to QMC!
I am very excited to be the next principal of this phenomenal school and am proud to lead our students and staff into the future!
Quinebaug Middle College was founded in 2008 as an alternative for students who are highly motivated but who recognize that a traditional high school setting does not suit their learning needs. We offer a highly personalized, democratic learning environment where student voice and choice are paramount in importance. Students in grades 9-12 are able to access a rigorous high school curriculum, while also taking advantage of college classes for credit at no cost to them.
Students have described QMC as their second family, and I feel that this is very true. The staff and students truly care about one another, and follow the founding principles of Inspiration, Kindness and Respect. Our goal is to encourage students to plan for their future by evaluating the options available to them, finding solutions to complex problems, thinking creatively and collaborating with one another. We value the individual talents and strengths of our students and nurture their desire to strengthen their skills and learn all that they can while they are a part of our school.
This past year, our school received initial accreditation from NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), which demonstrates our commitment to the core values and instructional standards in academic areas.
QMC is a very special place. We are looking for students who wish to take more ownership over the direction of their lives and take advantage of the opportunities that our unique learning environment offers.
Hope to see you soon!
Mary Kay Tshonas
Principal, Quinebaug Middle College