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The Middle Grades Program at Connecticut River Academy
A Bridge to Your Child’s Best Self
Between primary education and college preparation or career readiness, grades six through eight are a pivotal time to consider your child’s future. A bridge to your child’s best self and beyond, the Middle Grades program is a stepping stone to your scholar’s academic and social-emotional success.
Making Memories Through Mentorship
The Middle Grades program proudly encourages supportive associations among Riverside Magnet School, the Connecticut River Academy Middle Grades program, and Connecticut River Academy’s (CTRA) high school scholars.
To promote diversity, kindness, and collaboration, pupils of the Middle Grades program act as role models to the elementary grades. CTRA high school scholars also serve as mentors to the middle grades, creating countless cross-cultural, career-oriented connections.
A Preparative Pathway that Respects Scholar “Voice and Choice”
In the Middle Grades program, we recognize that your child has his or her own opinions, personality, preferences, and voice— and we want that individualism heard by way of innovation.
Through our technology and creative design themes, we celebrate your child’s unique way of looking at the world. In an age that gives rise to robotics and automation, advanced scholars of the Middle Grades program take technology classes every day of the school year.
An education in expression, our innovative technology courses feature engaging topics ranging from computer science to 3-D printing (with access to Goodwin University’s state-of-the art manufacturing annex), and digital art courses are designed with your child’s imagination in mind.
Small Teacher-to-Student Ratios with Big Results
The Middle Grades program purposefully implements small class sizes with staff that builds trusting foundations to foster lifelong learning.
Our innovative Middle Grades program instructors are dedicated to helping students recognize their potential, strive for success through opportunities and outcomes, and ultimately become their best selves.
At the CTRA Middle Grades program, educators invest in your child’s passions and make it their mission to turn your child’s interests into productive plans that will guide their personal and professional purpose.
With a focus on innovative technology and creative design, and located on the Goodwin University campus, our Middle Grades program is a bridge to your child’s best self for academic and social-emotional success.
The mission of the CTRA Middle Grades program is to break down academic, ethnic, economic, gender, racial, and social barriers, while raising the bar in scholar awareness, diversity, and action.
Through our cutting-edge curricula, our scholars will gain a deeper sense of themselves, their passions, and their life’s purpose.
Our goal is to help scholars not only develop critical academic abilities, but also to enhance 21st-century skills such as adaptability, creativity, collaboration, and cross-cultural competencies. By practicing these proficiencies through the Middle Grades program, scholars will advance toward academic excellence, civic engagement, as well as personal and professional fulfillment.
The Middle Grades program at Connecticut River Academy is a small, nurturing learning community that provides scholars daily opportunities for connections, challenge, and choice. We recognize and build on the unique strengths of our learners, empowering each scholar to maximize their individual potential.
If you are interested in hearing more about the Middle Grades program, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of our amazing CTRA educators.
Christina L. Zlatin
Jen Miller BSN, RN