Welcome back! School begins for Winthrop students grades 1-12 on Wednesday, September 2nd and for students in grades pre-K and kindergarten on Tuesday, September 8th. 
Click the image for the 2015-16 
school bus route schedule.  

Welcome to the new faculty and staff joining Winthrop Public Schools this year.  We are excited to have these professionals join us at Winthrop Grade School, Winthrop Middle School, and Winthrop High School.

Buses for bid: 
Winthrop Public Schools has two buses for bid. Details can be found by clicking the "bid" image to the left.  Offers must be postmarked by September 14, 2015 at 4pm. 

The Harlem Wizards vs. Winthrop teachers, coaches and administrators is a 
fundraising event sponsored by the Winthrop PTA. Get your tickets now by clicking the image to the left and please join us for the fun on Monday, September 21st at 6:30pm.

Winthrop Public Schools' Strategic Plan 

On December 3, 2014, the Winthrop Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. On January 5, 2015, the Plan was presented to the Winthrop Town Council for their review. A copy of The Plan follows and will be used as a framework for the development of our upcoming FY16 budget.


                                                          Strategic Plan – Parts I and II

                                                          Strategic Plan – Appendices A-D

Mission Statement:

The Winthrop Public School Communities’ mission is to create a solid foundation for students that allows them the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to achieve success in a global world.

Winthrop Schools' Newsletter

Attached below is the new version of our WPS Newsletter which we will also send by BLI e-mail to all staff members and families in our district. In addition, we will distribute hard copies to local businesses in the Winthrop community.


Click on the image to view the newsletter.

District Calendar of Events

DOE Dispatches

Employee Intranet (login required) 

Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
17A Highland Ave
Winthrop, Maine 04364

To receive the WPS Newsletter via email, please click the above image. The newsletter will be delivered to the email address you provide. Your email address will not be shared.

Newsweek's 2014 Top HS List
It is with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I am able to announce that Winthrop High School has been named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's Top High Schools for 2014. 

This is a terrific honor for Principal Morin, his staff, as well as for the staff members of the Grade School and Middle School, all of whom had a strong hand in the preparation process of the students at our high school. 

This is the second recognition for the high school, having been named one of America's Best High 
                                                       Schools in 2012 by US News and World Report.  
                                                 --Mr. Gary Rosenthal, Winthrop Schools Superintendent

Crosby, Craig. "Winthrop High School Wins Praise". Kennebec Journal 21 Sept. 2014: 1.

" . . . the two towns in AOS97...Winthrop and Fayette . . . had the highest-performing schools in central Maine . . . "
- Kennebec Journal, May 2, 2013

WPS Accolades...

The Winthrop Public School system admires hard work, dedication to excellence and achievement. Please enjoy the accolades of our academics, athletics, and staff. (Check back after the start of the 2015-16 school year when new photos will be featured in the albums.)