Cooperative Arts & Humanities Interdistrict Magnet


2015 Open Houses

Tuesday, February 10 6-7:30pm

Thursday, February 12 6-7:30pm

 Saturday, March 7 1-2:30pm


General Info

Address: 177 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (203) 691-2400

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 7:30am – 2:15pm

Principal: Frank Costanzo

Enrollment: 650 students

Uniform School: No

Website: Click Here



School Overview


Celebrating the arts in each of us and in all we do, Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School is a rigorous, arts-focused, college preparatory program that awakens a diverse community of student-artists to their individual powers as creators, thinkers, and leaders for the 21st century.

Our staff believes that every student can achieve at a high level when they are provided with choice, support, rigorous course-work, and authentic creative experiences. We have a tremendous amount of resources for students within our building, in addition to on-going partnerships with local colleges and the community. Our students go on to traditional four year colleges, arts conservatories and jobs in both the arts and in other sectors.

How to Know Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child enjoys being around other creative, intellectual students.
  • Your child is looking to engage in a rigorous arts and academic program.
  • Your child is interested in finding solutions to the ever changing, complex issues of our communities and world.

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Students are able to select from over 18 different AP course offerings in their junior and senior year.
  • Over 50% of the student body voluntarily participates in our free Co-Op After School Program, which features 38 different art, academic and social offerings
  • Our proximity to Yale, Gateway, the Shubert Theatre and the art galleries and museums downtown mean our students have multiple resources at their fingertips 

2015 Open Houses/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses


Tuesday, February 10 6-7:30pm

Thursday, February 12 6-7:30pm


Saturday, March 7 1-2:30pm


Runs from December 2nd - March 11th. Call early as shadowing spots fill up fast. We schedule on a first come first serve basis. Call Ms. Renee at 203-691-2412 to schedule.

Students will be matched with a student in the art they’re interested in and will shadow that student through their day. Parents must accompany students into the school. Students should be dressed appropriately and bring lunch or money for lunch.

More Info

Please contact Suzannah Holsenbeck at 203-691-2411, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Renee Whitaker at 203-691-2412, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



  • New state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown New Haven
  • Easily accessible to our partners at local universities, colleges, museums, art galleries, theaters, and other arts organizations
  • Houses a 350-seat theater with balcony and orchestra pit, black box theater, scene shop, dance, video and music recording studios, library media center
  • Wireless computer connections throughout the building.


Education Partners

  • Yale University, Gateway Community College, SCSU, UNH, Quinnipiac
  • Shubert Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Yale Repertory Theater
  • Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Art Space


What our students are saying...

”I gained a lot of confidence as an artist at Co-Op. Now in college I know I can do the projects assigned. My AP classes and honors English classes at Co-Op prepared me so well academically and Co-Op’s diversity prepared me socially.” - Caela, Co-Op Graduate

2014 Lottery Results Data

2014 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: 108 12 0 0
Sibling Preference: 19 0 0 0
No Preference 498 98 59 14

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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