About Us

The East Lyme High School experience prepares students academically, emotionally, and socially to be positive forces in the world and to live responsible, purposeful, and healthy lives.

Deb Roselli Kelly, Interim Principal

Administrative Assistant:
Tiffany Hunt, 860-739-6946, ext 5511




Henry Kydd, Assistant Principal
henry kydd
Assistant Principal, Grades 9 and 12

Administrative Assistants:
Kim Hurlock, 860-739-6946, ext 5590 and
Sylvia Lapides, 860-739-6946, ext 5555 (attendance)



Julie Shvetz
Julie shvetz
Assistant Principal, Grades 10 and 11

Administrative Assistants:
Kim Hurlock, 860-739-6946, ext 5590 and
Sylvia Lapides, 860-739-6946, ext 5555 (attendance)


East Lyme High School

30 Chesterfield Road

East Lyme, CT 06333



School Schedule:
7:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Delayed Opening:
9:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Our Vision

The East Lyme High School faculty and staff respect the integrity of each student. We acknowledge the uniqueness of individual needs, capabilities and perspectives. We challenge all students to hold high expectations for their learning, moral values and physical well-being. Equally compelling is our belief that students should make responsible decisions, be proud of their achievements, and accept the ramifications of their actions.

Providing a safe learning environment that addresses the needs, expands the abilities and encourages the aspirations of all students is paramount. By presenting diversified and flexible curricula, this school offers multiple opportunities for all students to obtain a comprehensive education. We are committed to providing the tools and inspiration necessary for our students to become life-long learners.

It is our conviction that education is a dynamic process. Therefore, our students prepare for the future not merely by acquiring knowledge but by creating their own learning opportunities, realizing their aptitudes, and attaining their goals. Our culture of trust fosters self-confidence and responsibility, thus inspiring students to be intrinsically motivated.

East Lyme High School recognizes the value of diversity and the universality of human experience. We ask students to examine their own beliefs and those of others in order to develop a sense of global awareness and responsibility, thereby promoting an acceptance of and respect for every member of society. By advocating participation, service, and leadership, we encourage exemplary citizenship in our students.


We are a four-year comprehensive public high school offering curricular and co-curricular programs to 1,100 students in grades nine through twelve. Accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the school offers an extensive range of courses in college and career preparation.

2019-2020 School Profile

East Lyme High School Earns National Recognition

US News & World Report Best High Schools

Washington Post: America's Most Challenging High Schools