Established in 1972, Connolly Middle School is an educational institution that enrolls students in grades six through eight. The school offers assistance with the development of academic, artistic, social, emotional and physical potential. Its curriculum includes math, science, social studies, music, technology education and language arts. Connolly Middle School operates occupational therapy, physical education and social services departments. The school provides special education services for students with developmental disabilities. It has a library that maintains a selection of journals, magazines, and fiction and nonfiction books. Connolly Middle School offers academic assessment and evaluation programs. The school is governed by Tempe Elementary School District 3, which manages several elementary, middle and high schools.