Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet - Middle School
Address: 130B Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden CT 06517 MAP
General Phone: (203) 946-6610
Grades: 6th to 8th Grade
Admission Preferences: Sibling
School Hours: 9:30am - 3:45pm
Principal: Medria Blue-Ellis
Enrollment: 396 students
Uniform School: Yes
2013 Open Houses
2014 Open Houses
To be announced shortly!
School Tours & Shadowing
available by appointment
Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) is a public college preparatory middle and high school that challenges students to imagine, investigate and invent while preparing them for demanding STEM programs at the collegiate level.
ESUMS engages students in the co-construction of curriculum through hands-on and minds- on activities and assessments that continually ask them not only to imagine, investigate and invent but also to critically read, write, think and speak. This is accomplished by exposing students to nationally recognized problem-based math and science curriculum that is relevant and rigorous, with real-world problems designed to help students construct knowledge in a meaningful way. Secondly the core values of respect, responsibility, engage and excel, together with a dress code are pillars of the learning environment as are strong work ethic.
The Engineering and Science University Magnet School opened its doors in the fall of 2008. Currently enrolled with students from grades 6-10, the goal is to enroll 88 new students each successive year, with full enrollment of 616 students in grades 6-12, expected in 2014. The current swing spaces are St. Stanislaus, 804 State St, New Haven for grades 6-8 and 130B Leeder Hill, Hamden for grades 9 and 10. Next year it is anticipated that all students, grades 6-11, will be located at 130B Leeder Hill in Hamden.
- Small class sizes, phased-in one grade per year
- Newly constructed facility to be completed on the campus of the University of New Haven, with state-of- the-art abs (science, engineering,computer)
- Access to University of New Haven classes, clubs and faculty
- Engineering offered as a core course 5 days a week
- Early college courses offered beginning at grade 10
- AP and college credit courses
- Yearly field trips include: Nature's Classroom, MIT, Quebec City, Philadelphia, NYC museums
- Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
- UNH: Tagliatela College of Engineering
- Yale University
- The Color of Words and CARE
- Yale School of Public Health
- Milone & MacBroom Engineering
- Education Connections
- UCONN-School of Engineering
- Svigals & Partners
- Bartron Medical Imaging
- Musco Engineering Assoc.
What our students are saying...
«ESUMS pushes me to do my best.» -Leona, Grade 7 "It is fast paced and we learn Engineering. This is an amazing school!» -Anthony, Grade 7
«ESUMS is a high standards school... that teaches skills above normal grade standards.» -Fadima, Grade 7
2012 Lottery Results Data
2012 Lottery Results Data
In an effort to help make families make informed decisions about choosing magnet and charter schools, for the first time NHPS is publishing last year’s lottery data for each magnet and charter school at the bottom of each page. Although the data changes year to year, you can see a snapshot by grade level of how many seats were available, how many applicants applied, how many applicants lived in the neighborhood and how many applicants had siblings. Seats and applicants are specific to New Haven and suburban residents. Hopefully this added information, along with attending Open Houses, will give families the information necessary to choose schools that will fit the individual needs of their children.
Last Year's New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level
|Grade Level Seats Made Available by School:||34||6||11||10||6|
|Applicants with Attendance Zone Preference:||Not Applicable - This School Does Not Prioritize a Specific Neighborhood|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||2||0||0||0||0|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference||41||32||21||45||6|
Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level
|Grade Level Seats Made Available by School:||52||7||1||6||6|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||9||0||0||5||0|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference:||118||88||50||70||12|