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.


Connecticut State Department of Education
SSP 2005-2006 District
SSP 2004-2005 District
SSP 2004-2005 High School
SSP 2004-2005 Middle School
SSP 2004-2005 Special Education


CAPSS A Look to the Future:  Personalized Learning in Connecticut


In accordance with Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2010, Northwestern Regional School District no.7 is taking steps to ensure that it’s website, NWR7.com, is accessible and compliant with the standards as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA).  NWR7 is continually working to ensure equal digital access to all members of the community.

If you have any questions or concerns with the content or accessibility of the site NWR7.com, please contact us at webmaster@nwr7.org.  Thank you.

Christopher Fray

September 23rd 6:30-8:30  

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News from the Hill

Rescheduled Dates: High School Open House and Senior Planning Night


The annual Open House for Northwestern Regional High School has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hill!  In order for us to make this event possible, we kindly ask that only one adult per student attend Open House and that students do not attend.  This will allow for less crowded hallways and classrooms during the event.   Please note that masks are mandatory for the duration of our Open House.  You will receive a letter in the mail with additional information as well as your child’s schedule.

The School Counseling Department has rescheduled the Senior Planning Night to Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Seniors and parents will be receiving more information about the event in the near future.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of School Counseling, Ms. Lori Foote, at lfoote@nwr7.org.  


Upcoming Vaccination Clinic


On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 there will be a vaccination clinic here at Northwestern.  The clinic will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and open to anyone aged 12 and up.  Children aged 12-17 will need to be accompanied by an adult.  This clinic will have the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available and no appointment is necessary.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andy Bakulski at abakulski@nwr7.org



Northwestern Highlanders Sideline Store


We are very happy to announce the grand opening of our new Northwestern Highlanders Sideline Store!  You can access our online store at any time to purchase Northwestern Highlanders apparel, accessories, signs and decals!  You have the opportunity to personalize items as well as change colors and designs.  When you make a purchase from the online store, the items are shipped directly to you!

For our grand opening, the Sideline Store is offering 25% off everything that you purchase this month when you use the code: SPIRIT21.  Happy shopping...and Go Highlanders! https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/connecticut/winsted/northwestern-regional-7-high-school

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