Magnet Schools at Goodwin College

Two Exceptional Magnet Schools Serving the Greater Hartford Communities

Magnet Schools for Glastonbury, Avon, East Hartford, Bloomfield and more

As part of our commitment to innovation in education, Goodwin College is home to two inter-district magnet schools on our East Hartford campus. These magnet schools interface with our college programs on several levels, with students at the Connecticut River Academy participating in college-level coursework and earning college credit while still in high school, and Riverside Magnet School serving as a working lab space for students in our Early Childhood Education and Child Study programs.

Having these magnet schools on campus provides unique opportunities for students at each of these schools, as well as benefitting students at Goodwin College.

Riverside Magnet School

Riverside Magnet School (Formerly the Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School) is an early childhood/elementary magnet school serving students from pre-K through grade 5. Curriculums at Riverside Magnet School are built upon the world-famous Reggio-Emilia approach to education -- focused on building cognitive, social, language, creative, and physical skills while empowering students to take an active role in directing their own learning. Themes of nature and open spaces complement state-of-the-art learning technology to engage students through all five senses and providing endless opportunities to express themselves.

The Connecticut River Academy

Students at The Connecticut River Academy have the opportunity to take courses at Goodwin College and earn up to 30 transferable college credits while still in high school – all at no tuition cost. The Connecticut River Academy features a sustainability theme with focuses on environmental science and advanced manufacturing. Thanks to its connection to Goodwin College, students at the Academy have the opportunity to study advanced manufacturing in our 37,000 square foot state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing space, and utilize our environmental science research vessel on the Connecticut River.