Magnet Schools

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Pre-k - K Schools Elementary Schools High Schools

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Magnet Programs Have Three Major Goals:

  1. To provide distinct choices for students with different interests, talents and aptitudes;
  2. To teach using innovative instructional practices;
  3. To promote diversity within schools so that students are prepared to live in a multicultural society and a global community.

Magnet School Application Process

Each magnet school has its own individualized application process for interested students and their families. In addition to the information below, details on each school's admissions process may be found on the school's website or by calling the school directly.


Pre-kindergarten - Kindergarten

The Friendship School
LEARN
24 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: 860.447.4049
www.thefriendshipschool.org
Applications accepted for students entering grades Pre-K - K residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Period for 2020-2021 School Year: January 1 - March 31, 2020
Late applications Accepted - Apply Now!

  • Theme: Inquiry-based learning
  • Specializing in early childhood learning, nurturing the development of the whole child.
  • Establishing early literacy skills such as listening, speaking and vocabulary building.
  • Engaging students in thoughtfully designed, developmentally appropriate learning tasks.
  • Providing an inclusive special education program.


Elementary Schools

Regional Multicultural Magnet School

LEARN
One Bulkeley Place
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860.437.7775
www.rmms.k12.ct.us
admissions@rmms.k12.ct.us
Applications accepted for students entering grades K - 5 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Period for 2020-2021 School Year: January 1 - March 31, 2020
Late applications accepted - Apply Now!

  • Theme: International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme
  • Respecting cultural diversity, empowering all learners, and developing compassionate people who take responsibility for making positive changes in society.
  • Providing rigorous yet supportive learning environments infused with inquiry-based learning.
  • Engaging students in a rich multicultural curriculum and world language instruction starting in kindergarten.
  • Offering Magnet Kingdom- a before and after school program that blends academic enrichment, and recreational opportunities.

Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin University
LEARN/Goodwin University
29 Willowbrook Road
East Hartford, CT 06118
860-709-6800
www.riversidemagnetschool.org
Applications accepted for students entering grades Pre-K - 5 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Period for 2020-2021 School Year: November 1, 2019 - February 9, 2020
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  • Theme: Reggio Emilia approach (experiential learning) 
  • Honor the natural development and diversity of all children so that they can reach their individual potential.
  • Through respectful interactions and our dedication to high quality instruction, foster a sense of wonder and curiosity that serves as a catalyst for a lifetime of learning.
  • As a Reggio Emilia inspired school, the process of learning is celebrated, represented and acknowledged through ongoing reflection and documentation.

 

High Schools

Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin University
LEARN/Goodwin University
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
860-913-2200
www.ctriveracademy.org
Applications accepted for students entering grades 9-12 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Period for 2020-2021 School Year: November 1, 2019 - February 9, 20120
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  • Theme: Sustainability with a focus on Environmental Studies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Early College
  • Early College model with opportunities to earn 30 tuition-free, transferable college credits while still in high school.
  • Sustainability theme with a focus on the Connecticut River watershed area.
  • State-of-the-art technology including collegiate level science labs and laptop computers for every student.
  • Internship opportunities with high-tech corporations including advanced science and technology experiences.

Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut
LEARN
130 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: 860.446.9380
www.msmhs.com
Applications accepted for students entering grades 9 and 10 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Period for 2020-2021 School Year: October 1, 2019 - January 3, 2020

  • Theme: Marine science
  • Committed to 21st century instruction that promotes effort and ensures academic rigor through a challenging curriculum.
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders to prepare students for higher education by supporting goals of every student.
  • Believe that effort creates ability and that all students will succeed.

Three Rivers Middle College
LEARN/Three Rivers Community College
Room E205
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860.215.9055
www.threeriversmiddlecollege.org
Applications accepted for students entering grades 11 and 12 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Period for 2020-2021 School Year: October 1, 2019 - April 3, 2020
Late applications accepted - Apply Now!

  • Theme: College access while in high school
  • Take college classes at Three Rivers Community College for free while you finish your high school requirements. Earn up to 1 year worth of college credits for FREE.
  • All students get SAT Prep and take SAT's at no cost.
  • Laptops provided for each student to take home.
  • Each student has a faculty advisor, which they meet one on one with providing support every step of the way.
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