Metropolitan Business Academy Interdistrict Magnet


2014 Open Houses

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Snow Dates:

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00pm

General Info

Address: 115 Water Street New Haven, CT 06511 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (203) 497-7700

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 7:44am - 2:05pm M-Th, 7:44am - 12:30pm Fri

Principal: Judy Puglisi

Enrollment: 400 students

Uniform School: Yes





Welcome to Metropolitan Business Academy Interdistrict Magnet School, where the dynamic, innovative and exciting culture of business comes to life!

We may be a business academy, but we are in the business of everything. Here, we care a great deal about the wellness of our students along with preparing them with the foundation of business. We help equip our future business leaders academically through four learning tracks: 1) The Academy of Allied Health and Science 2) The Academy of Digital Media and Technology 3) The Academy of Finance and 4) The Academy of Law and Political Science. We help nurture our students as responsible human beings with our core values of innovation, integrity and involvement.

How to Know Metropolitan Business Academy School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child wants to use the latest and greatest technology
  • Your child loves to learn about other cultures through learning other languages
  • Your child benefits from a small school setting where he or she will get more attention and support to succeed emotionally and academically

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Our strong focus on integrity and accountability to help create ethical executives who seek to create profits guided by principles
  • Instead of Report Card Night, we use Student-Led Conferences throughout the school year where students present their academic achievements to their family and advisor in order to get used to the kind of self-initiated analysis expected and needed to succeed in business
  • Partnerships with over 50 local businesses, non-profits and universities to provide internships, community service opportunities, field experiences and after-school programs for our students to help produce the kind of well-rounded and diversely experienced professionals that are able to move businesses forward

2014 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2014 Open Houses

There is no better way to get a sense of whether our school is a fit for your child than visiting, so we invite you to join us at an open house.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Snow Dates:

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

School Tours & Shadowing

available by appointment at

More Info

Call Ann Brillante at (203) 497-7707 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • Academic Advisory periods every Thursday
  • Honors credit and AP classes available
  • iMac and PC computer labs for video editing and advanced digital design
  • Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish classes available
  • LCD Projectors in all classrooms
  • Mobile laptop computer carts and iPads/iPods to borrow in library
  • Video Production Studio
  • Student Led Conferences in place of report card nights
  • WiFi throughout the school


Education Partners

  • Yale
  • UNH
  • SCSU
  • Higher Heights Youth Empowerment


What our students are saying...

“Metropolitan is a school of opportunities. Every student has access to a variety of programs and after-school activities. If you want to be a lawyer then join Gavel Club. If you want to make movies then join the Digital Media and Technology Pathway. There is something for everybody” - Jason Prates, Grade 10

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: 63 2 2 1
Sibling Preference: 16 2 1 1
No Preference: 465 75 33 8


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

Available Seats: 45 0 0 0
Sibling Preference: 2 1 0 0
No Preference: 221 47 20 9


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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