Boys Basketball Team
2023 National Junior Honor Society Inductees
Coach Occhialini with the girls' team
Celebrating Don Kasper's 30th Anniversary working at Tyl
Custodian Don Kasper's 30th Anniversary working at Tyl
Boys Cross Country Team 2022
Girls Cross Country Team 2022
Mr. & Mrs. Tyl with Principal Gwudz
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Tyl with Principal Gwudz
The Tyl Way poster in the hallway.
Art Bulletin Board in the Hallway at Tyl
8th Grade 6 Word Memoirs Board
Shape Cutout Art on Display in the Hallway
What I Love About Tyl Bulletin Board
Teacher of the Year 2022
Students in their matching squid hats for hat day, Fall Week 2021
Students Participate in Hat Day for Fall Week
Drama students on stage performing The Day the Internet Died
Drama Students Performing The Day the Internet Died
Tyl Middle School Building
Students at a Pep Rally
Students in Spirit Wear at Pep Rally

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A Message from the Principal

Mr. Gregory Gwudz


Welcome to Leonard J. Tyl Middle School, we are thrilled you are here!  Middle school is such an important and exciting time for students as they transition from the nurturing environment of elementary school to the rigors of high school.   Our caring and talented staff at Tyl work tirelessly to help meet the needs of all students during these important years.  

Tyl’s core values are centered on Respect, Responsibility, Pride and Safety- together those values encompass the Tyl Way.  These values, coupled with a commitment to a strong partnership with you as parents/guardians, as well as the entire Montville community, help to ensure our students grow into well rounded, independent and responsible citizens.  

As a Montville graduate, the opportunity to lead an amazing school like Tyl, in such a caring and supportive community,  is something that gives me great pride. 

On behalf of the Tyl Middle School administration, faculty, and staff, we look forward to working with you.


Greg Gwudz



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Our Vision

The mission of the Leonard J. Tyl Middle School is to educate the whole child: intellectual, physical, emotional, social, cultural and artistic. The school community encourages and challenges the child to strive for excellence in all these realms and endeavors to foster an enduring love of learning.

Middle school children are at a unique developmental state. Their view of the world is immediate and personal, and their learning styles range from concrete to abstract. The typical middle school student arrives a child and leaves an adolescent. Physical changes mirror less visible emotional and cognitive changes. During the middle school years, roles and attitudes regarding family, peers, and teachers are in a process of evolution. Middle school students, both fragile and malleable, need the opportunity to still be children as they are guided toward responsible maturity.

Tyl Middle School has a curriculum based upon national standards and benchmark assessments. Learning styles are individual. Therefore, teachers assist students in developing strengths while improving upon areas of weakness. The school provides an environment in which students develop a comprehensive literacy. The curriculum fosters the growth of a positive work ethic which is recognized and rewarded in all areas.

Building strong relationships with the community enhances the growth of all students. The school encourages open communication among students, school personnel, and parents. Parental support is valued as a vital resource in the education of children. The community of Leonard J. Tyl Middle School creates an environment that enables its students to become productive members of a democratic society, fostering responsible citizenship in a culturally diverse nation.

About Us

The Leonard J. Tyl Middle School was built and opened in 1992. The school was named after Mr. Leonard J. Tyl, a former Superintendent of Montville Public Schools. Current enrollment is approximately 500 students in grades six, seven and eight. 


Gregory Gwudz, Principal

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An active student is more likely to enjoy their middle school years because of the opportunities that clubs and athletics provide.  Activities play an integral role in a child’s development in the middle years and beyond. Student participation in clubs, activities, and sports has been directly linked to academic success as well as emotional and social well being.

Learn more about our Athletics & Clubs