Why Choose Two Rivers?

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With the many school options available, it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for your student. All schools follow the same core curriculum, as outlined by the CT Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, so what sets us apart?

Two Rivers has been a STEM school since its inception in 2002, recognized as a School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, as well as being named a 2016 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for our environmental programs and practices. However, our strengths extend far beyond the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Below are highlights of the many interests and talents of our student body and staff.

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Math counts

  • Two Rivers students had a strong performance at the 2018 Math Counts competition, with one student moving on to the state finals.

Science bowl/ Envirothon

  • Two Rivers was represented by two teams for the CT Science Bowl, one of which placed 5th in the state.
  • Two Rivers is the only middle school that competes in the CT Envirothon; the rest are all high schools.
  • Our Science Bowl and Envirothon coach has a Master Naturalist certification by the CT Forest and Parks Association

CREC Writes

  • Two Rivers had more participants in the CREC Writes competition than any other CREC school.
  • Two Rivers earned awards in every middle school category for submissions.

CT Writers (sponsored by the CT Writing Project at UCONN)

  • 2 students will be published in 2018 CT Young Writers Magazine
  • 7 honorable mentions this year

CT Organization of Language Teachers Poetry contest

  • Students have won bronze, silver, and gold awards

CT History Day

  • Two Rivers hosts CT History Day; 10 of our students worked on and/or submitted projects in 2018
  • In 2017 a Two Rivers student advanced to the National History Day in Washington, D.C.

Virtual High School (VHS)

  •  Two Rivers is the only CREC middle school (only 1 other middle school in the state) that runs Virtual High School (VHS) learning for our students.
  • Many of our VHS students  have earned college credits by passing AP coursework.  


Music, Art, Drama:

Band and chorus : gold medal winners at Fantastic Festivals

Orchestra:   3 of our students earned seats in the Northern Regional Middle School Orchestra

Drama: won platinum at 2017 fantastic festival 

Drama nominated for once on this island jr

Art: Student art work chosen for publication in 2018 CT Young Writers Magazine


Girls Basketball: CREC Champions for three years running  

Boys Basketball: CREC champions 4/6 seasons

Girls Indoor Track: CREC champions 2017

Boys Indoor Track: CREC champions 2018

Girls Soccer: CREC Champions for 6 years running,  won Hartford Championships in 2014

Girls Cross Country: has won five out of the last six CREC championships

Boys Cross Country: has won five out of the last six CREC championships


  • Chess club won CREC chess tournament
  • Bowling club has tournament winners, won scholarships