The teenage years of a student’s life can be a bit complicated. They are chock full of life-changing experiences and development – emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually. Not only this, but teens’ futures (i.e. college and careers) rest upon their … Continue reading The Benefits of a Science-Inspired High School
When it comes to a child’s education, most parents want to ensure their children are placed in the best environment for them, with the most opportunities to learn. Children learn at different levels, and in different ways. Not every environment … Continue reading A Look Inside the Reggio Emilia Classroom Environment
Connecticut River Academy Receives NEASC AccreditationMeeting rigorous standards speaks to high-quality education East Hartford, CT — In April 2019, the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) received notice that it had been granted accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy Receives NEASC Accreditation
For most of us, enjoying success in a career is a big part of the “American Dream.” And for most people, the best way to achieve that success is with a great education. Education is the cornerstone of our society, … Continue reading What is a College Preparatory Program?
Parents want the best for their kids. From those first precious days at home, to the trip to the college dorm – and beyond – moms and dads want to see their child live a fruitful life. With the best … Continue reading 6 Benefits of Reggio Emilia for Growing Children
In today’s competitive workforce, education is more important than ever before. Gone are the days of great careers for those who only obtain a high school diploma. Nowadays, employers of nearly all industries look for candidates with some postsecondary education. … Continue reading High School College Program FAQ
Navigator Voices is a series of interviews highlighting the unique stories of students, faculty, and staff from throughout the Goodwin College learning community. Serena Seepersaud is a Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) graduate who is currently pursuing a degree in Business … Continue reading Navigator Voices: Serena Seepersaud, Business Administration Degree Candidate at Goodwin College
Navigator Voices is a series of interviews highlighting the unique stories of students, faculty, and staff from throughout the Goodwin College learning community. Samantha Rini is a Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) graduate who is currently pursuing her Associate Degree in … Continue reading Navigator Voices: Samantha Rini, Associate Nursing Degree Candidate at Goodwin College
Before a cheering audience of friends and family, the Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College Class of 2019 celebrated their diversity, their struggles, and their overwhelming success at the seventh annual commencement exercises on Thursday, June 13. “We all have … Continue reading Connecticut River Academy Celebrates Diversity of Thought at Graduation Ceremony
Decision-making is a matter of listing out pros and cons, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each scenario, and making a final choice to move forward in one direction or another. We make decisions in every aspect of our lives, … Continue reading Giving Your Child the Magnet School Advantage
Magnet schools have been around for many years in the United States, and have evolved immensely since they first came to be. Magnet school programs first developed roots in the 1960s as a way to desegregate publics schools and push … Continue reading What Goes into a Magnet School Program?
For those families interested in high school options other than the traditional public school route, there are several great alternatives out there including a charter high school and a magnet high school. Both school types are considered cutting-edge, offering great … Continue reading What is a Charter High School, and How is it Different from a Magnet School?
Montessori and Reggio Emilia schools are great educational options for parents who are considering alternatives to a traditional educational approach for their children. There are many similarities between Montessori and Reggio Emilia, as well as some unique differences. It’s important … Continue reading The Similarities Between Montessori and Reggio Emilia and their Unique Differences
College. That big and mighty place you and your child have probably thought about, but are relieved to have a few more years before it’s actually time. Take a deep breath, because there is no need to be worried at … Continue reading How to Prepare for College in High School
Magnet schools – whether at the Pre-K, elementary, or high school level – can provide children with a solid and immersive educational experience. Magnet schools offer innovative classroom environments that encourage students to engage with their education and set them … Continue reading Tips for Researching the Top Magnet Schools in CT
In the modern world of elementary education, there are many options available to parents and their children. One of the schools growing in popularity and preference, is based on the Reggio Emilia approach. If you are interested in a Reggio … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Reggio Emilia: Is it Right for Your Child?
Setting your child up for success is one of the greatest gifts you can provide them as a parent. Most parents have done this at every stage of their children’s lives, in some capacity. Choosing the right high school for … Continue reading 5 Types of High Schools to Consider for Your Teen
As parents, we want to set our children up for success by giving them the tools they need to succeed, and this starts as early as infancy. Parents provide their children with the support and resources needed as they learn … Continue reading 3 Types of Schools Like Montessori