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Waterbury, CT — Children‘s Community School, a leading educational institution dedicated to fostering academic excellence and personal growth, proudly celebrated the graduation of its 8th graders in a momentous ceremony held Monday evening at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

The graduation ceremony marked a significant milestone in the lives of these talented students who have successfully completed their middle school journey. The event brought together students, families, faculty, and the wider community to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their bright futures ahead.

Children’s Community School has always been committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for its students. The graduation ceremony sewed as a testament to the school’s dedication to preparing students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in high school and beyond.

The event featured inspiring speeches from faculty members and distinguished guests, acknowledging the hard work, perseverance, and achievements of the graduating class. The students were recognized for their unique strengths and contributions to the school community.

“We are immensely proud of our graduating 8th graders and their journey at Children’s Community School,” said Principal Katherin Sniffin. “Their graduation not only symbolizes their academic accomplishments but also reflects their personal growth and the supportive community that has shaped them. We have no doubt that these remarkable young individuals will make a positive impact on the world.”

Children’s Community School continues to make significant strides in preparing students for success academically, socially, and emotionally. With a focus an individualized attention, a rigorous curriculum, and a strong support system, the school has nurtured a generation of well-rounded learners ready to tackle future challenges.

“Our graduation was a well-earned success for our students and the community as a whole. Without the generous support of so many who value our students’ potential, these children simply would not have access to the robust curriculum and personalized benefits this school offers.” Said Patrick Stuhlman, the School’s Development and Operations Officer. For more information about Children’s Community School and its commitment to empowering students through education, or to donate to the school, please visit

About Children’s Community School: Children’s Community School is a private, non-profit school primarily serving children from inner-city Waterbury whose families live at or below the federal poverty level. Most are single parents and represent a cross—section of the city’s ethnic makeup. The school’s original mission remains its guiding principle today: to lay the foundation for urban students‘ educational success by offering robust curriculum and unique experiences, by developing their individual character, and by cultivating strong family involvement. Because of its mission and audience, CCS is open for extended hours and has a strong focus on character development and
parent involvement.

CCS 8Ih Grade-graduates celebrated with a “clap-out” where they walked through the halls and were applauded by all the students, teachers, and staff heading on to their next chapter.