Betsy Ross Arts Interdistrict Magnet


2016 Open Houses

Thursday, Feb 25 6pm

Snow Date: Mar 2

Tuesday, Mar 3 12pm

Snow Date: Mar 10

General Info

Address: 150 Kimberly Avenue New Haven, CT 06519 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (203) 946-8974 - (475) 946-8974

Grades: 5th to 8th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 9:15am – 3:30pm

Principal: Shawn True

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: No




School Overview

How to Know Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child is enthusiastic about the arts and has an open mind regarding trying new things.
  • Your child has a commitment to learning and a desire to expand their knowledge artistically. They are expected to have self-control, discipline and tolerance, all needed for artists to excel.
  • Your child has an out-of-the- box way of looking at the world and approaching problems.

 Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Core/Emphasis Arts Classes
  • RISE Program-Respect, Integrity, Safety, Excellence
  • Rigorous Academics


2016 Open Houses/Shadowing

2016 Open Houses

Thursday, Feb 25 6pm

Snow Date: Mar 2

Tuesday, Mar 3 12pm

Snow Date: Mar 10


Available by appointment on March 17 and 24, and April  7 and 14 from 10am-2pm.

More Info

To learn more, please contact School Ambassadors:
Sylvia Petriccione at 203-946-5008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shawn True at 203-946-5006 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • 21st Century computor technology such as; Eno-Boards, wireless lap tops, video programs including; Final Cut Pro, I Movie, I Stop Motion, Garage Band.
  • Our classes have state of the art equiptment to support every learning enviroment
  • Our arts classes are equipt with current supplies and technology
  • Student Art Gallery
  • Student of the Month Wall
  • R.I.S.E. WallFully equipt, top of the line sound board and computerized light board
  • Black Box Theatre with working light grid and light board
  • All theatre, music and dance rooms equipt with their own sound system
  • Dark rooms and kiln with appropriate equiptment


Education Partners


  • Yale University: Art Gallery-Museum Club; afterschool program for visual arts students in conjunction with the Gallery
  • School of Music, SpizzWinks Concert
  • Repertory Theatre
  • Teachers Institute
  • Quinnipiac University: Scholars Program
  • Long Wharf Theatre



What our students are saying...

”The arts program has challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and be outstanding!“

- Hasfa, Grade 7

2015 Lottery Results Data

2015 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 changes 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: 62 20 0 4
Sibling Preference: 7 1 0 0
No Preference: 46 31 25 17


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 -
Office of Choice & Enrollment

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

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 475-220-1430 &

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