Newington’s skilled workforce derives from a variety of sources including formal education.

Award winning primary and secondary public schools include cutting edge Aerospace & Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Academies that are preparing students for the technological careers of today and the future.

Capital Region Education Council (CREC) magnet schools offer choices to students oriented towards an array of specialties.

Connecticut’s Technical High School System offers even more specialized education for students who pursue selected careers.

Higher education options are varied and convenient.

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, a network of seventeen institutions, offer on-line, 2-year and 4-degrees and graduate programs with great flexibility and low cost. Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), with the largest enrollment in the CSCU system, is located on the western boarder of Newington.

 The state’s flagship public university, the University of Connecticut, is a nationally ranked research university with rigorous academic programs spanning everything from liberal arts to business to engineering to law and medicine. Private colleges and universities  range from the internationally known Yale University to acclaimed schools like Wesleyan, Trinity and Connecticut College to Quinnipiac University (home of the Quinnipiac Poll) and close-by regional schools like the University of Hartford, University of Saint Joseph and Goodwin College.