Southeastern CT Magnet Schools

Magnet Schools through LEARN

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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 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.

Preschool - Kindergarten
Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools

Preschool - Kindergarten

The Friendship School
24 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: 860.447.4049
Applications accepted for students entering grades Pre-K - K residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Deadline:March 31, 2017

  • 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 that allows students to receive individualized programming.

Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin College

LEARN/Goodwin College
29 Willowbrook Road
East Hartford, CT 06118

  • 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.

Elementary Schools
Regional Multicultural Magnet School
One Bulkeley Place
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860.437.7775
Applications accepted for students entering grades K - 5 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

  • 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.

Middle Schools
Dual Language & Arts Magnet Middle School
51 Daniels Avenue
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: 860.443.0461
Applications accepted for students entering grades 6, 7, 8 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Deadline:March 31, 2017

  • Achieve excellence in a community of talented learners.
  • Think deeply and creatively through arts-enriched instruction.
  • Develop Spanish language proficiency with authentic experiences.
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas with iPads for all students.

High Schools
Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College
LEARN/Goodwin College
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118

  • 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
130 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: 860.446.9380
Applications accepted for students entering grades 9 and 10 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 6, 2017

  • 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
Applications accepted for students entering grades 11 and 12 residing in all Connecticut towns.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017

  • 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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