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Prospective Families

A Reggio magnet school in Greater Hartford serving Connecticut

As a parent, you hope to see your child succeed in an academic setting that is safe, motivating, and nurturing. We understand that making the right choice for your child’s future means everything to you. Choosing a magnet school education may be exactly the right step for your child — and you.

The Riverside Magnet School offers young children — prekindergarten through grade 5 — an exciting curriculum that focuses on building literacy, numeracy, social, and physical skills.

A curriculum that empowers

The school’s curriculum is project based and applies the world-famous Reggio Emilia model. This Reggio inspired magnet school empowers children to reach their full potential by controlling the direction of their learning, finding endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.

A flexible full-day program

Each classroom has fully certified teachers who plan customized learning, based on the children’s interests and needs, encouraging many forms of expression. All children are offered a full-day program. 

For your convenience, we offer before-and-after-school care for children, as well as a Summer Studio program. Extended hours are available on a tuition basis. See our Studio page for more information.

Kara, RMS parent and family

"The curriculum fosters independence, creativity, inventiveness, and a love of exploration."

Kara, RMS Parent

As a magnet school, Riverside offers several benefits including:

  • Academic success that prepares students for a lifetime of achievement
  • Diverse student body that encourages respect, empathy and collaboration
  • Family and community involvement that instills a passion for learning and growth
  • Flexible and innovative curriculum centered around a unifying theme

With a project-based education and hands-on learning approach, your child will be prepared for a bright future. The diverse student body allows for increased cultural competencies. Riverside offers a wide array of opportunities for family and community involvement as we feel those two components are an integral part of a student’s overall success.

Special features

  • Full-day NAEYC-accredited pre-K program
  • Offers Morning and Afternoon Studio, a before-and-after-school enrichment program that provides extended hours; and Summer Studio, a summer program
  • Employs fully certified teachers complemented by curriculum specialists in all grades
  • Emphasizes outdoor learning opportunities for children and their families
  • Follows world renowned Reggio Emilia model of learning
  • Provides full-day education for children in prekindergarten — grade 5
  • Has a state-of-the-art facility with technology designed for young children, including Smart Boards and computers in every classroom

Magnet school transportation

We believe that everyone should have access to a great education. That’s why we make transportation to and from our magnet schools as convenient as possible. Learn about your transportation options now.

Join us for a Parent Information Session

All of our parent information session events have passed for the 2020-2021 school year. We're here to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out: goodwinmagnetschools@goodwin.edu.

The RSCO School Choice Application period has closed for the 2020-2021 School Year.