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Welcome to Tolland Middle School
About Us

Welcome to Tolland Middle School!  TMS is a comprised of approximately 600 students in grades 6 through 8.  TMS has a teaming structure, by which each student is assigned to a grade level team.  There are two teams per grade level.  Each team has six teachers, two English Language Arts, one social studies, one math, one science, and one special education.  Because this is the bridge between elementary school and high school, it is important that we foster independence, while providing the support and scaffolding that students need for success.  In Tolland, this is the first time that students rotate classes and have more than two teacher for core subjects.

Also new to middle school students is the concept of “grades.”  At TMS we practice Mastery Based Grading.  We, and the Tolland Public Schools at large, believe that the purpose of grades are to inform students, parents, and teachers about a child’s level of performance matched against grade-level skills and standards.  Grades are data or information meant to provide specific and actionable feedback to help each individual student improve and grow as a learner.  Thus, every student at TMS can learn and achieve academic success.  For more information about our grading policy, please click on TMS Grading Policy in the Quick Links on the right of the page.  
Contact Information and Hours Tolland Middle School One Falcon Way Tolland, CT 06084 Phone: 860-870-6860 Fax: 860-870-5737 Principal: Mary E. Grande ( Assistant Principal: J Anthony Spangle ( Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Early Release: 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Summer Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events


This is it!  On Friday, March 2, at 11:59 p.m. the window for ordering a 2017-18 Yearbook will close.  Click this link to order online, or print the order form to send into school.  No extra yearbooks will be ordered.  Don't be left out!

Thank you to our Student Council who purchased a new rug for our front entrance lobby.  Funds for this were raised by sponsoring dances, selling Valentine's Day flowers, and other activities. 

Attn: Grade 7 students - If you are interested in attending the November 2018 Washington, DC trip, but were unable to attend the informational meeting last week, the paperwork is available by clicking on the Washington, DC Trip Quick Link, or by stopping by the office.  The permission slip and deposit are due February 23, 2018.  Please do not send the check to school without the permission slip.  Your child's name should be on the check in the Memo line.

It's time to order your 2017-18 Yearbook!  Orders will be accepted through March 2, 2018.  No extra books will be ordered, so don't be left out.  Click this link to order online, or print the order form to send into school

Any student interested in playing Spring Sports must register through, and have an up-to-date physical on file with the nurse.  Deadline for spring sports registration is February 23, 2018.


Effective February 1, 2018, there was a $0.25 increase in lunch prices, and a $0.10 increase in milk prices.

On January 15, the TMS girls basketball team along with Coach Jim Grassi, Athletic Director Todd Zenczak, and four parents visited Foodshare to bag green beans to be distributed to the needy in Hartford.  Great job girls!


All parents are invited to the TMS PTO Meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m.  District Math Supervisor, Jen Webster, will present "Mathematical Mindset".  Please see the Agenda for more information.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our gift collection for KIDSAFE of Vernon.  We had so many gifts, they wouldn't all fit under the tree!  You made many children happy.