Barnard Environmental Studies Interdistrict Magnet


2014 Open Houses

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Snow Dates:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

General Info

Address: 170 Derby Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (203) 691-3500

Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 – 8th grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours: 9:15am – 3:30pm

Principal: Michael Crocco

Enrollment: 600 students

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes



Welcome to Barnard Environmental Studies District Magnet School, where your child’s love for nature and environmental leadership comes to life!

Barnard Environmental Studies District Magnet School focuses on developing environmental steward-ship and outdoor learning opportunities. At Barnard, your child is developed as a citizen-leader who cares about the community and knows how to manage the precious resources of the world we all share as a home. The education our students receive here is award winning. We have been recognized with prestigious awards as Green Ribbon School 2013, Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction 2013 and PBIS Demonstration School 2013.

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • The only school in New England with a nature center, a classroom in a State Park and an onsite Park Ranger, which gives kids unique opportunities to apply what they learn in the field and gain real-world understanding at an early age of potential future careers
  • A courtyard garden where the students learn science, self-sufficiency in food production and community giving by growing fruits and veggies that we use in our cafeteria meals
  • Weekly field trips and hands-on partnerships like Solar Youth’s program teaching science through song that make learning so fun, kids gain an enduring lifelong love of scientific enquiry and environmental responsibility

How to Know Barnard Environmental Studies Interdistrict Magnet School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child enjoys exploring the natural world and being outside
  • Your child is interested in trying new things
  • Your child likes to learn by reading and then going out and doing and then reviewing

2014 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2014 Open Houses

There is no better way to get a sense of whether our school is a fit for your child than visiting, so we invite you to join us at an open house.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Snow Dates:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

School Tours

Available by appointment

More Info

Call Marjorie Drucker, 203-691-3570, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



  • LEED Gold Certified Building
  • Computer Center
  • AWS Weatherbug Program
  • Courtyard Garden
  • Green Houses
  • Nature Center access with Pedestrian Bridge




Education Partners

  • Solar Youth
  • Common Ground
  • Yale University
  • Yale/Peabody Museum
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • New Haven Parks
  • Dr. Dora Pinou/WCSU
  • Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
  • CT River Salmon Association
  • Projects for a New Millenium
  • University of New HavenThe Children's building
  • BOOST!



What our students are saying...

“Barnard is a marvelous school because they care about the children and their education. They care about the student’s future. At Barnard we reduce, re-use and recycle. Students at Barnard learn to make the world a better place.” Caleb, Grade 7

2013 Lottery Results Data

2013 Lottery Results Data 

In an effort to help families make informed decisions about choosing a school, New Haven Public Schools is publishing last year’s lottery data for each Magnet and Charter School. Although the data change year to year, you can see a snapshot by grade level of how many seats were available for each school. Also, you can see how many applicants applied, how many applicants lived in the neighborhood, and how many applicants had siblings. These numbers reflect a combined total of all first, second and third school choices of each applicant. We hope this information, along with the opportunity to attend open houses, will help families choose schools that will fit the needs of their children.

Last Year's New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 10 2 39 9 8 10 2 1 1 9 5
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 2 4 4 5 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
Neighborhood Preference: 17 12 20 10 7 6 5 2 1 2 0
Sibling Preference: 9 9 8 9 1 3 1 3 0 0 0
No Preference:  101  87  78  37  13  23  13  13  15  10  7


Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 10 0 17 2 2 5 4 2 8 5 5
Sibling Preference: 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
No Preference: 136 103 128 59 37 52 32 36 31 19 23


We Provide

  • State-of-the-Art Schools

  • Free Transportation &
    Free Tuition

  • Free Preschool for
    3 & 4-year-olds

Our Mission

In addition to providing effective and innovative educational practices, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity.

Families must apply to our schools.  Students are placed in schools through a lottery.


Who Can Apply

New Haven residents can apply to any magnet or charter school in the city. Our Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open to all Connecticut residents. There are no admission requirements, tests or prerequisites for our students. We serve special education students, English Language learners, talented and gifted students and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. 

Contact Us

New Haven Public Schools -
Magnet Office

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Main Office: (203) 946-7415
Registration Questions:
(203) 946-8501

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