Davis Street Arts & Academics Interdistrict Magnet


2015 Open Houses

Tuesday, February 24 12:30pm

Wednesday, February 25 5pm

Thursday, February 26 10:30am

Monday, March 2 12:30pm

General Info

Address: 35 Davis Street , New Haven, CT 06515 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (203) 497-7800

Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 to 8th Grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours: 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Principal: Sequella Coleman

Enrollment: 525 students

Uniform School: Yes



School Overview


Welcome to Davis Street Arts and Academics Interdistrict Magnet School, where we celebrate literacy through arts, technology, and multiculturalism!

Our philosophy blends learning and artistic expression through the collaboration of teachers, administrators, families, and the community. We celebrate multiple perspectives and work to build students’ intellectual and creative abilities. Here, students learn to be goal-setters and independent thinkers through the infusion of arts, academics, and social skills. Our rigorous standards and high expectations help our students excel far into the future and throughout their lives.

How to Know Davis is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child naturally strives for excellence and high achievement.
  • Your child enjoys the Arts and learning through artistic expression.
  • Your child displays an affinity for computers and other technology.

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Students develop critical thinking and self-confidence through presentation and performance - participating in Band, Choral Music, Strings, Dance, Drama, and Art.
  • An International Day Program of year-long learning and appreciation for different cultures to be comfortable and productive in a diverse world.
  • Celebration of student achievement and growth through National Junior Honor Society, The Raisin’ Up Club, and Artist of the Week to promote creativity, persistence, and social development.

2015 Open Houses

2015 Open Houses

Tuesday, February 24 12:30pm

Wednesday, February 25 5pm

Thursday, February 26 10:30am

Monday, March 2 12:30pm

Snow Date:

Friday, March 6 12:30pm

School Tours & Shadowing

available by appointment

More Info

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  • Davis offer a full day preschool program from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.
  • There are interactive smart boards in every class.
  • A computer lab which actively engages students across grade levels in technology
  • Before and after school programming
  • Band instruction for different age levels
  • Recorder and keyboard instruction
  • Drama Productions
  • Academic Receptions
  • Choral Music
  • Violin Instruction
  • Dance Instruction
  • Publishing Parties


Education Partners


  • Universities – Yale, Southern, New Haven
  • Shubert and Long Wharf Theatres, Arts for Learning, NH Orchestra, Neighborhood School of Music
  • Squash Haven, Common Ground & Hopkins HS, Breakthrough, Mystic Aquarium, Jewish Coalition for Literacy, RJ Julia, Eli Whitney Museum, 21st Century Programs



What our students are saying...

”Teachers encourage us to do things even though they seem hard.  Every day I leave with a smile on my face.”  – Hannah, Grade 3

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 Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 11 6 10 1 0 2 1 1 1 3 1
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 4 4 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1
Neighborhood  Preference: 44 55 54 22 19 24 9 8 10 4 5
Sibling Preference: 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
No Preference: 171 134 134 55 43 52 19 35 24 26 5


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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