Vinal Technical High School 60 Daniels St, Middletown, CT06457 Vinal Technical High School offers academic and technological programs, as well as occupation-specific training in 11…More technical areas, including automotive repair and technology, carpentry, culinary arts, manufacturing technology, computer drafting and design, hairdressing and barbering, electrical and more. It additionally provides sports programs and extracurricular activities such as soccer, football, volleyball, cross country, peer mediation, student council, basketball, wrestling, baseball, national honor society and more.
Mercy High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. It is part of the Diocese of…More Norwich and has been staffed and supported by the Sisters of Mercy since its opening in 1963.
Sr. Mary McCarthy is the president and the principal is Melissa M. Bullock.
The school is on a 25-acre campus in a suburban section of southwest Middletown. Facilities include a gymnasium opened in 2007, athletic fields and a cross-country course and a fine arts wing.
Students come to Mercy from 70 Connecticut towns. Approximately 84 percent of the student body is Catholic. Minority students account for roughly seven percent of total enrollment.
Wadsworth Mansion is open to the public and is the site of many popular events, including free tours. Two trails on…More the mansion's 100-acre property are open for hiking and cross-country skiing from sunrise to sunset.
Originally a summer residence, "Long Hill" was built in the first years of the 20th century by Colonel Clarence S. Wadsworth, an early expert on forestry and an avid conservationist. The 500-acre grounds were designed by the nationally renowned landscape architectural firm, The Olmsted Brothers; formal and classical gardens near the mansion gave way to forest and pastures.
On Wadsworth's death 1941, a portion of the lands were willed to the State of Connecticut for use as a public park (now known as Wadsworth Falls State Park). The rest was managed by the Rockfall Corporation, a charitable foundation created to further Wadsworth's interests in conservation and forestry.
The estate changed hands during the next half-century, growing smaller and falling into disrepair until the mid-1990s when the city bought the property and the mansion and grounds underwent a two-year, $5.8 million restoration financed by municipal bonds.