Principal’s Page

Greetings to all of our current and prospective Connecticut River Academy community members, and thank you for taking time to learn about this very special school.  At CTRA we work together to find ways of contributing to justice and sustainability by striving to consistently live our core values of AWARENESS, DIVERSITY, and ACTION.  These values are made explicit throughout our curriculum in the form of our magnet standards, which are the driving force behind all of our learning – both formal and informal.  At CTRA, we are fortunate to have a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility enriched by incredible resources that bring our Sustainability theme to life through early college, environmental studies, and advanced manufacturing programming.

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Furthermore, CTRA invests heavily in the concepts of equity, growth, and community.  We work to serve the needs of each community member under the belief that each of us has something to give and something to gain from each other.  This work occurs through a cycle of continuous improvement using data driven, research based methods that keep the scholar at the heart of what we do.  The role of partnerships in this work cannot be understated.  Families, local organizations and businesses, and our friends at Goodwin College and LEARN are critical to our scholars’ success on all counts.  It is my hope that the more you get to know us, the more clear it is that each member of our community is inextricably linked to the high quality educational experience we seek to provide each and every scholar as we work towards our vision of contributing to a just and sustainable world.  

With warmest regards,

Tara Amatrudo, Principal

Hartford Courant story on current Director of CT River Academy

Hartford Courant story on Founding Director of CT River Academy