New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools
It's Your Choice - Program Overview
New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools offer Connecticut residents a wide array of school choices. Each of our Interdistrict Magnet Schools offers students unique themed programs, supported by a variety of education partners. Each school in New Haven has a different emphasis, climate, location and daily activities. We encourage you to consult this website and visit schools to decide which is the best match for you and your student.
New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Proudly Provide
- State-of-the-Art Schools
- 19 Themed Programs
- Free Transportation & Free Tuition
- Free Preschool for 3 & 4-year-olds
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. See application rules and process for full details.
Who Can Apply
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.
Transportation to New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools is available free of charge to the following towns:
In an effort to accommodate all students and to keep within time restraints, bus stops will be located within a three-block radius of your home. In some cases, the transportation time can exceed an hour each way, but safety will always be the number one priority.
Transportation Procedures for School Closings/Delays
If New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open and your town’s school district has closed, NO AM TRANSPORTATION to New Haven from your town will be provided.
If New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are on a delay, then there is a delay to New Haven based on the New Haven delay time. If there is a discrepancy between New Haven and your town’s delay time, New Haven’s delay time will prevail.
If New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are not on a delay and your town is delayed, NO AM TRANSPORTATION will be provided on that day for that town.
CIAC Rules of Eligibility for Playing Sports
Any student who attends a New Haven Interdistrict Magnet School that does not offer any interscholastic athletics program must return to their sending school district in order to participate in interscholastic athletics. Please check with the Athletics Department at each magnet school for further explanation.
We are supported by:
US Department of Education and CT State Department of Education