Harry A. Conte West Hills Magnet: A School of Exploration & Innovation
Address: 511 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP
General Phone: (203) 946-8613
Grades: Pre K 3 & 4 to 8th Grade
Admission Preferences: Sibling
School Hours: 9:15am - 3:30pm
Principal: Dianne Spence
Enrollment: 629 students
Uniform School: Yes
2013 Open Houses
2014 Open Houses
To be announced shortly!
available by appointment
Conte West Hills is the longest running magnet school in New Haven. It has been in operation for over 38 years. Located in the historic Wooster Square district, Conte West Hills offers an optimal learning environment complete with technology lab, a portable Apple computer station, student computers in each classroom and SmartBoards and ELMO document readers for viewing classroom presentations and educational videos. The school also boasts two art rooms, a swimming pool with aquatic instruction for students in grades 3-8, Lego Robotics and experiments, music classes for all grades and instrumental education for students in grades 5-8.
Conte West Hills Magnet theme of Exploration and Innovation is a substantive part of each grade’s social studies and science curriculum. Each grade selects two major thematic units that are designed to develop our students’ curiosity and creativity in the social sciences. Literature, writing, math, performing arts, visual arts, music and physical education are integrated into each grade’s thematic units. New Haven’s rich community resources offer students many opportunities to explore curriculum content beyond the classroom.
New Haven’s rich community resources offer students many opportunities to explore curriculum content beyond the classroom. Our goal as a staff is to offer each child a challenging curriculum that inspires him or her to become a curious,active, independent learner. Our staff guides students on their academic and social journeys towards excellence.
Our vision is to develop in each child the heart of an explorer and the mind of an innovator.
- Full Day PreK3 & PreK4 programs (7:30am - 5:30pm)
- Learning Expeditions that involve long term investigation of important questions and subjects culminating in student performances and presentations.
- School Planning and Management team that focuses operations around effective child development and successful teaching and learning.
- 21st Century Before and After School Enrichment Programs
- Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program
- Uniform School-khaki pants/ skirts/jumpers/navy blue tops
- Engineering is Elementary - Boston Museum of Science
- Yale University
- Southern CT State University School of Education
- New Haven Historical Society
- Peabody Museum
- Connecticut Science Center
- Wooster Square Community
- Teacher's Curriculum Institute
What our students are saying...
«Conte West Hills Magnet School is the "must attend" school in the entire district. Conte provides a positive learning environment but what most impresses me is the staff. I have never met such a warm and loving group of teachers who treat each student like a family member. Conte works for me and it will work for your child too!» -Devonte, Grade 8
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:||10||0||46||3||3||3||3||7||0||10||3|
|Applicants with Attendance Zone Preference:||Not Applicable - This School Does Not Prioritize a Specific Neighborhood|
|Additional Applicants with Sibling Preference:||8||9||21||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||2|
|Additional Applicants with No Preference:||107||115||145||35||32||23||21||23||13||7||6|
Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level