Canton Middle School
Joseph P. Scheideler, Principal
76 Simonds Avenue
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-7712

     Welcome to Canton Middle School!

Canton Middle School was incorporated by the Canton Board of Education in 2004 to implement the best educational practices for Canton's early adolescents. The school comprises grades 7 and 8 and will serve approximately 271 students in 2012-2013. Canton Middle School was extremely proud to be named the Connecticut Association of Schools Middle School of the Year – 2009-2010.

Students in Canton Middle School are divided into one of three interdisciplinary teams. Each student is part of an advisory group, led by a faculty advisor. All students take a core academic program (English, science, social studies and math) with over 75% electing a world language. There is a broad range of courses in the various arts, including band, chorus, technology education, computer, art, and FACS. A wide ranging co-curricular and athletic program is maintained as an integral part of the school's mission.

Front Page News:

8th Grade Trip to Washington
On May 6 - 9, 2014 the 8th grade class will travel to Washington, D.C.  There will be an important meeting for parents of students going on the trip on Wednesday, April 23 from 7 - 7:30 p.m., in the Middle/High School auditorium.

8th Grade Pictures Needed
The annual 8th grade promotion night is scheduled for Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m.   A traditional part of this evening is the class video.   8th Grader Caroline Sugar is creating this video and needs pictures of all 8th graders from when they were in kindergarten/1st grade as well as a current picture.  Pictures can be e-mailed to

Education Grant Awarded
The Canton Education Foundation awarded a $250 grant to Ms. Caroline Strunk, Middle School math teacher to purchase on-line math programs to help support the new Common Core curriculum.  The Middle School applauds the generosity of the Foundation and the many who have donated to it.  Click here to read more about it.

After School Supervised Study
A supervised hour after school in the Middle School Library is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If parents are interested in having their children take advantage of this opportunity, please click here for After School Supervised Study form and complete the form. Contact Middle School Counselor William Donovan at 860-693-7712 with questions.

Northern Regional Music Festival
Remarkably twenty Canton Middle School students successfully auditioned for the prestigious Northern Regional Middle School Music Festival. Students played in the festival with students from all over northern Connecticut on Saturday, March 8 at Central CT State University.  Click here to read more about it.

Science Bowl Teams
Canton Middle School’s first ever Science Bowl Teams competed in the statewide Middle School Science Bowl at UCONN on Saturday, February 22. Both teams moved to the Championship Round of 16 with the 8th grade team placing in the top ten in the state. Thanks to Coach Anne Hunter for bringing this to Canton Middle School. The teams competed in the Science Olympiad in Farmington on March 22.

Grease:  The School Edition
Thank you to the dozens of parents who volunteered their time and efforts to make this year’s production of Grease: The School Edition the outstanding success it was. The Jan. 25, 26 performances were sold out and the production got rave reviews. Thank you to the directors: Kelly Casorio, Elana Chafetz, Caroline Strunk, and Linda Klusek.  Click here to view a few pictures from the shows.