A Riverside Magnet School (RMS) mother was drawn to the school because of her own experience at Goodwin College. She first heard about RMS while she was completing her bachelor’s degree and felt it would be the right choice for … Continue reading Riverside Magnet School: “Rewarding Community and Amazing Curriculum”
A Riverside Magnet School (RMS) parent knew that RMS was the right choice for her family from the moment she stepped foot in the school. “You can feel it when you walk in the door — RMS is a very … Continue reading Riverside Magnet School: The Impact of the Reggio Emilia Model
Have you ever watched a small child encounter something for the first time? Do you remember how they interacted with it? Did they carefully observe it, did they pick it up, shake it and listen, sniff it or lick it? … Continue reading The Hundred Languages of Children: What They Are & How They Inform Reggio Emilia Learning
The teenage years of your child’s life is a period of intense growth not only physically, but emotionally and intellectually. Therefore, making sure they are in an educational environment that facilitates that growth is extremely important to their future success. … Continue reading 4 Experiences Your Teen Can Have in an Environmental Science and Technology High School
Connecticut State Department of Education has named Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin College a 2016-2017 School of Distinction for the school’s extraordinary growth in the state’s Accountability Index. The achievement rests with the extraordinary SBAC scores from the school’s third … Continue reading Riverside Magnet School Recognized as a School of Distinction!
Magnet schools first emerged back in the civil rights movement as a desegregation tool and to this day, have continued to build their reputations as innovative, visionary, public-choice schools open to all students, regardless of their zip code. Today there … Continue reading What the Best Magnet Schools All Have in Common
As a parent, you know that getting your child into the right school is a top priority. Between checking out the local public school, learning about your magnet and charter school options, and keeping private education in the back of … Continue reading Navigating the Magnet School Application Process in Connecticut
As a parent of a teen, or even a teen yourself, you already know how important high school can be. The bonds made with peers, the academics that capture interests and spark investigations, the extra-curricular activities, clubs, and sports; these … Continue reading 4 Alternative High School Options for Your Teen in Connecticut
Choosing the right elementary school is an important decision that will shape your child’s educational experience both now and in the future. That’s why, it is so important to do your research and weigh out all the options before making … Continue reading Is a Magnet School Right for Your Child? The Advantages of Magnet School
We live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. And within it, there are many great technologies that have helped advance the world of education. Today, students are granted the opportunity to learn with innovative tools, resources, and programs – right in … Continue reading Technical High School vs. Technology High School: What is the Difference?
In a Reggio Emilia inspired school, children’s interests are at large and in-charge! The purpose of a Reggio Emilia education is to engage each child’s personal learning potential – in terms of both development and relationship building. In order to … Continue reading 5 Examples of Reggio Emilia Activities You’ll Find at Riverside Magnet School
Let’s peek into a Reggio Emilia kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year. What do you see? The bare walls are ready to exhibit student work, and the large rug on the floor awaits eager learners. There is … Continue reading A Look Inside Reggio Emilia Kindergarten Programs
Making the decision to attend a high school magnet program is a big step in helping set your teen up for future success. Once you have made this decision, the question then becomes what high school magnet programs are available … Continue reading What to Look for in a High School Magnet Program
Over the last several decades, there has been a big increase in the different types of elementary schools available for parents and children to consider. Weighing the options can be a difficult, yet necessary step in ensuring that you, as … Continue reading Different Types of Elementary Schools to Consider for Your Child
Choosing the right high school with your teen is a challenging prospect. Like most decisions at this age, you’re trying to reach a compromise, right? Curfews are bartered for weekend homework completed early; Netflix or Xbox time is won with … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Choose a Science Magnet School for Your Teen
Connecticut River Academy (CTRA), a Goodwin College magnet school, offers a theme-based, early college program for ambitious high school students. Connecticut River Academy is similar to a STEM high school, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. You might … Continue reading Why a Theme-Based or STEM High School is a Great Choice for Teens
Parents want what is best for their children at every stage of their child’s life. From the moment their babies are born, ensuring they are safe and receiving the proper care is of utmost importance. As they grow into toddlers, … Continue reading Is a Magnet Elementary School or Private Elementary School Best for my Child?
In a Reggio Emilia-style elementary school, you will find instructors who use a child-guided curriculum which allows children to communicate and learn through “one hundred languages” – not just speaking, but making art, singing, engaging with nature, and developing relationships … Continue reading The Key Guiding Principles of a Reggio Emilia Elementary School