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Our Mission

We, the schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4, engage all students in a rigorous, challenging, and cohesive educational program. As a community of learners, we foster individual student achievement and empower students to excel in an environment of collaboration, responsibility, and mutual respect. We prepare our students to be knowledgeable, involved citizens in a rapidly changing world.

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Grand Opry
All-Natioanl Music Fesitval
Posted on 11/16/2015
VRHS Mock Trial Team
Valley Mock Trial at Bulldog Invitational
Posted on 10/13/2015
VRHS Mock Trial Team  READ MORE...
First Year Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.
Posted on 09/29/2015
Debate team
VRHS Speech and Debate Teams Compete at Yale Tournament
Posted on 09/28/2015
VRHS Speech and Debate Teams Compete at Yale Tournament  READ MORE...
Letter Regarding Regionalization
Posted on 09/01/2015
Update Alert Announcement Preferences
Posted on 08/11/2014
Update Alert Announcement Preferences  READ MORE...


The Connecticut State Board of Education has embarked on a planning process designed to guide policy and practice improvements for the Department of Education on behalf of all of Connecticut’s children over the next five years. Focused on the goals of equity and excellence of education for all, a critical goal of the effort is to gather feedback from citizens to help inform decision making. As a stakeholder invested in the quality of Connecticut's public education system you are invited to participate in this survey and share your thinking on these vital topics.

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