Jim Ross, Principal

Dear NMS Students and Families,

Welcome to Newtown Middle School! As one of the finest middle schools in the state, NMS will continue to focus on providing challenging, rigorous experiences for students in a safe and supportive environment. I look forward to working with an engaged, thriving community that places such a high value on education as we continue to cultivate well-rounded and compassionate citizens who are committed to making meaningful contributions to our global society. It is a powerful notion to think of our responsibility as we equip our students to become the future leaders of our nation and our ever-changing world, and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure NMS continues to meet this responsibility, now and into the future. 

Outside of school, I am fortunate to enjoy spending time with my loving family. My wife Marissa is a seventh grade ELA teacher at West Rocks Middle School in Norwalk. We have two daughters, Olivia and Julianna. Olivia is eight years old and Julianna (Jules) is five years old. They both love attending Head O’Meadow School here in Newtown where they are also fortunate to have great educators working with them each day.

I look forward to learning together, working together, and growing together. Please never hesitate to reach out to me as the home/school partnership is essential for the success of our students.

Jim Ross
Newtown Middle School Principal




Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 426-7600