Sunday, December 4, 2016

The online application for the Elementary Magnet Schools will be open January 10, 2017  through midnight March 3, 2017.

To apply to GCMA, Click Here. Applications are not necessary if GCMA is your home school.

GCMA's School Theme

Principal:  Mr. Steven Douglas

Assistant Principal:  Mrs. Christina Moore

GCMA is currently under construction, opening in January 2017. 

During the construction the students have been placed in the following locations:

Grades Pre-K to 2 - Columbus Annex – 612 Grand St

Grades 3 to 5 - Columbus School – 275 George St

Grades 6 to 8 - J.J. Curiale School – 300 Laurel Avenue 



The school at 139 Ocean Terrace will be named after long-time community activist, Geraldine Claytor. Claytor’s hard work is captured in a statement1 by her daughter Bennyta Thompson saying, “My mother was not looking for any notoriety; she served the P.T. Barnum community with love, a pure heart, and a passion to help others.” Although she did not seek personal recognition, the P.T. community honors her service and legacy by naming the new school Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy.


1. The Connecticut Post. November 16, 2015 Link


GCMA Open House Slideshow:

 June 2016 Presentation