About Riverside Magnet School

Learn more about our Reggio Emilia-inspired elementary school

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Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin University is a magnet elementary school serving the educational needs of Connecticut pre-K through grade 5 students. With fully certified teachers, low student-to-adult ratios, a state-of-the-art building, and abundant technology and creative materials, we offer an inviting and inspiring environment for all learners.

A flexible full-day program

Your child’s journey at Riverside Magnet School (RMS) begins with our full-day, NAEYC-accredited pre-K program, and continues through grade 5. To help support working parents, RMS offers Morning and Afternoon Studio, a before-and-after school enrichment program that provides extended hours; and Summer Studio, a summer program.

An engaging environment

Our state-of-the-art building offers an inviting and inspiring environment. Each classroom has certified teachers, low student-to-adult ratios, and abundant technology and creative materials. From reading, math, and science to essential visual, musical, and physical education classes — students are challenged in a motivating and creative environment aligned with state and national learning standards.

Our Reggio Emilia approach

Our students develop a lifelong passion for learning through a unique curriculum that builds critical social-emotional and academic skills. The world-famous Reggio Emilia approach promotes purposeful and reflective practices that empower students to reach their full potential by:

  • Developing effective relationships with peers and adults
  • Encouraging student voice and choice in all areas of learning
  • Having all adults serve as facilitators of learning
  • Providing students with multiple opportunities to be creative and represent their learning

Family and community involvement

Families and the surrounding community play an essential role in our school. Families are recognized as children’s first teachers, and we
support them in being active and engaged co-responsible partners in the learning process. With our open-door policy, parents are encouraged to volunteer to become more involved in their child’s education.