Barnard Environmental Studies Interdistrict Magnet
Address: 170 Derby Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP
General Phone: (203) 691-3500
Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 – 8th grade
Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling
School Hours: 9:15am – 3:30pm
Principal: Michael Crocco
Enrollment: 600 students
School Website: Click Here
Uniform School: Yes
2013 Open Houses
2014 Open Houses
To be announced shortly!
Available by appointment
Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School's environmental science is the connecting web used in all areas of study. Barnard’s environmental focus promotes values of respect and concern for both humans and nature and encourages students to become active stewards of both.
Barnard was completely renovated and expanded in 2006 to include the largest solar panel display in Connecticut, an AWS WeatherBug station, 3 greenhouses and a student maintained courtyard garden. The Nature Center can be accessed by a pedestrian bridge to explore the West River located across the street.
Computers in every classroom and two wireless mobile labs enhance students’ research and distance learning opportunities with the global community.
The Environmental curriculum integrates literacy, math, history and science. The curriculum is organized around four over-arching themes; fresh water, energy, migrations and Long Island Sound. Our many partnerships with environmental groups, institutions of higher learning and museums offer students a rich variety of experiences that will prepare them to become stewards of the earth.
At the end of the year, students sponsor a week long Earth Day celebration where they present class projects and participate in hands-on experiments brought to the school by education partners like Mystic Aquarium and the Peabody Museum.
- Full Day PreK3 & PreK4 programs (7:30am - 5:30pm)
- New Haven’s West River is located across the street, accessible by a sky bridge that also connects the school to a 2-story Nature Center
- Largest solar power display in CT
- 3 greenhouses & a courtyard garden
- AWS WeatherBug professional grade weather station allows teachers to apply real world weather conditions to math, science and geography
- ELMO presentation screens and SmartBoards, computer laptops used as teaching aids
- State-of-the-art computer lab, two wireless mobile labs & library media center
- Boost School
- Solar Youth
- Common Ground High School
- Connecticut River Salmon Association
- Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
- New Haven Parks & Rec
- Peabody Museum
- Hospital of St. Raphael’s
- The Sound School
- University of New Haven
- Southern CT State University
- Dr. Dora Pinou of Western CSU
- Save the Sound
- City Seed
- Jewish Coalition of Literacy
- Yale University
What our students are saying...
«The teachers at Barnard make learning fun and they care very much about us. We take lots of field trips, enjoy fun activities and learn about the environment in fun new ways. Barnard is the best school for every kid interested in having fun while learning.» -Trevon, 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:||20||0||5||10||0||0||8||0||11||3||4|
|Applicants with Attendance Zone Preference:||25||19||22||7||5||4||5||4||3||1||3|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||18||5||16||3||4||1||1||0||0||1||1|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference||114||139||102||25||22||12||19||13||10||8||6|
Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level
|Grade Level Seats Made Available by School:||20||0||2||1||1||10||4||0||10||4||0|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||8||0||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference:||167||154||151||56||62||46||49||50||39||24||5|