NSPS At A Glance
First settled in 1649 and incorporated in 1807, North Stonington is one of New London County’s largest towns, covering approximately 57 square miles. The town has evolved from a small agricultural community with local interests to a residential satellite community. It is bordered by the Connecticut towns of Ledyard, Stonington, Griswold, Voluntown, and Preston and by the Rhode Island towns of Westerly and Hopkinton.
A picturesque community of rolling hills, lakes, and farms, North Stonington is located a short distance from historic Mystic Seaport and the beaches of Rhode Island. The town is easily accessed by Route I-95 which traverses the southern border of the town, and it is within approximately two hours of Boston to the north and New York to the south. This centralized location makes for pleasant, rural living which is well-suited for business people who travel.
Town policies and the conduct of daily business affairs are handled by a three-person elected board of selectmen and elected town officials, commission members, and board members. North Stonington has a well-trained and well-equipped volunteer fire company. There is also a volunteer ambulance association. Public safety is handled by resident state troopers.
The School System
The North Stonington Public Schools consists of three schools housing grades pre-K through 12 in a campus setting.
North Stonington Elementary School contains grades Pre-K through 5, Wheeler Middle School consists of grades 6-8, and Wheeler High School grades 9-12. The middle and high school share staff and facilities. Although listed as the smallest high school in Connecticut, Wheeler offers a wide variety of opportunities, as well as challenges for its students. The majority of Wheeler’s graduates go on to post-secondary education including many competitive 4-year colleges and lead productive, successful lives.