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 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.

Schedule of Events

RSCO Lottery Kickoff at Dunkin Donuts Park
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts Park, Hartford
Click here for more information about the Lottery Kickoff.

RSCO School Choice Fair
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Conard High School, West Hartford

CTRA and RMS Open Houses
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Riverside Magnet School Info Session
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6 - 7:30 p.m. OR
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sign up for an RMS info session.

Connecticut River Academy Info Session
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6 - 7:30 p.m. OR
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Sign up for a CTRA info session.