Frequently Asked Questions
Is there tuition to attend RMMS?
No, RMMS is a public school run by LEARN, there is no
Is there transportation provided from my district?
Each community develops a transportation plan
independently for their RMMS students. Currently free
transportation is offered from the towns of East Lyme, Groton,
Ledyard, Montville, New London, Preston, Stonington and Waterford.
Lyme/Old Lyme and Salem (from East Lyme).
How many kindergarten students will you accept?
We will accept approximately 90 new kindergarten
How many upper level students do you accept?
We accept upper level students only to replace students
who are not returning to RMMS.
How many openings do you have in my district?
Each year we determine the number of openings from each
district by calculating how many students are currently enrolled
from that community, the number graduating, being retained and
those not returning to RMMS. We determine the number of openings
available from each district on the day of the lottery. As more
openings become available, we will accept more students from the
Do I need to live in one of the original 12 school
districts that made up RMMS in order to apply?
We accept applications from students entering
kindergarten through fifth grade from any town in Connecticut.
After we have met our obligation to our original 12 districts, an
additional lottery is held for the remaining seats for students who
live anywhere in Connecticut. In the past years, students from
diverse towns such as Colchester, North Franklin, Norwich,
and Old Saybrook have attended RMMS.
What happens if my child does not get into the school by
A waiting list is developed from each district after the
initial lottery in April. Your child's name will remain on
the waiting list until December of that year. We accept
students off the waiting list as openings become available, through
What if I want to reapply for my child the following
The process begins anew each year. If you would
like your child to be considered for admission please call us
January through March to get a new Application for Admission. You
may also apply on line at: www.goodwinchoice.com.
Please note: The waiting list is only good for the year that
you apply and being on the waiting list one year does not increase
your chances of getting into the school the following year.
If one of my children goes to the school will my other
children automatically be accepted?
In general, if your older child is currently enrolled any
younger siblings living in the same household are granted sibling
admission to the school and do not need to be accepted through the
lottery. Please check the Sibling Policy for detailed
information about Sibling Admission.