US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School



Please see the Connecticut State Department of Education August edition of Educate CT.

In this information you will find the IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payments; specifically IRS Publications 5534 and 5534sp.


Regional School District No. 7 is composed of four rural-suburban towns: Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford and Norfolk. The district, consisting of 157 square miles, is located twenty miles west of Hartford and has a population of approximately 12,700.

Northwestern Regional High School is a comprehensive public school which operated under a house plan. Opened in September, 1958, the school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The school campus of 42 acres includes two 9-12 Houses. Enrollment in grades 9-12 is currently 749. Ninety five percent of the professional staff have a masters degree or equivalent.The average class size in the academic program is 20. Students in grade ten in Connecticut public schools participate in a mastery test (Connecticut Academic Performance Test)developed by the State Department of Education.

The school curriculum is both flexible and encompassing, offering numerous one-semester, as well as full-year courses at intriductory through advanced levels. The school operates on a fully rotating schedule which includes a 67 minute period for each class once every seven days, with the remaining periods being 43 minutes in duration. Classes meet five times weekly for thirty-six weeks per one credit course: 1/2 credit is given for a one-semester subject and a 1/4 credit for each year of physical education/health. Marking periods are every 9 weeks. Laboratory work is required in the college preparatory sciences as well as in German, French, and Spanish. The school also has an Agricultural Education Program.

The staff at Northwestern Middle School is comprised of dedicated professionals, many with long tenure at the school. We are complimented by a high-quality student body that works hard to achieve in the classroom and are also known for their exceptional level of community service. We participate in programs that provide Turkey Baskets for families at Thanksgiving, Holiday Angels at Christmas, and support programs for our troops. Northwestern Middle School is dedicated to an outstanding academic and student activity program. Please stop in for one of our programs or call us with any questions you may have.






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Northwestern Middle School Updates | June 5, 2023
Christopher Fray

Northwestern Middle School Updates



Tomorrow: Middle School Picnic

Tuesday, June 6th

Boulder Ridge



There will be a buffet breakfast and lunch as well as ice cream and drinks available.

What to bring for the day:
Bring sunscreen!

Bathing suit and towel if you plan to swim
Sneakers if for court activities

Students are responsible for their belongings throughout the day. 

We will return to school for students to take their bus home.



3rd Annual Highlander Food Truck Festival

Saturday, June 17th


Northwestern Fields


Please join us at our 3rd Annual Highlander Food Truck Festival, presented by Kindness in Motion, on Saturday, June 17th from 12:00-6:00 at NWR7!  All proceeds will benefit our Kindness in Motion Program.  Looking forward to a great time!   


Please see the attached flier for more information: 3rd Annual Highlander Food Truck Festival (2) (1).jpg 



Final Days of School Schedule

 The last day of school for the Middle School students is Tuesday, June 20th. 

The last four days of school we have early release days school, lunch is served and students are dismissed at 12:05:


Thursday, June 15th: Periods 1-2

Friday, June 16th: Periods 3-4

Monday, June 19th: Periods 5-6

Tuesday, June 20th: Periods 7-8 (Final school day for MS students and 8th Grade Promotion at 5:00)

Wednesday, June 21st: Make-up Exam day (Students attend school if they have scheduled make-up work.)

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