Cooperative Arts & Humanities Interdistrict Magnet


2015 Open Houses



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

Welcome to Cooperative Arts and Humanities Interdistrict Magnet School, where we celebrate the arts in each of us and in all we do!

While we celebrate and educate our students in the arts and humanities, we also prepare them for success in both college and career. Our faculty and staff are remarkably committed to inspiring, supporting and challenging our students during their four years at here. Every adult is invested in ensuring our students graduate with the skills and stamina to be successful - whether they chose to pursue an artistic career, academic path or any other possibility.

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

  • Your child loves to be unique and learn in an environment where intellectualism, uniqueness and creativity are celebrated and encouraged
  • Your child would rather be painting, dancing, singing, or writing than playing a sport
  • Your child loves academics as much as art

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Our students get to study their art for an hour and a half every single day for all four years to really craft their artistic identity and form the skills to be successful artists if they choose an arts career
  • Dynamic partnerships with virtually all of the great arts resources around us, including the Shubert Theater, Yale University (theater, galleries, libraries) and Gateway Community College, for access to real-world knowledge, and preparation for working in the arts world
  • Our vibrant, free After School program with over 36 different offerings for any and all students to gain exposure to a variety of arts- and career-oriented fields to be able to make informed professional decisions

2015 Open Houses/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses



available by appointment

More Info

contact Renee Whitaker at (203) 691-2412 or email 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

  • Gateway Community College
  • Yale University
  • University of New Haven
  • Southern Connecticut University
  • Shubert Theater
  • Long Wharf Theater
  • Yale Repertory Theatre
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • Yale Center For British Art
  • Peabody Museum
  • ArtSpace
  • Dwight Hall at YaleCT
  • Center for Non-Violence


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. I feel really prepared, socially and academically. Socially in college, there are so many different types of people and Co-Op helped me because it’s so diverse.” - Caela Collins, Co-Op graduate

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: 103 30 0 0
Sibling Preference: 30 6 0 1
No Preference 498 94 63 9


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

Available Seats: 70 18 0 1
Sibling Preference: 10 0 1 0
No Preference: 328 94 35 12

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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