East Rock Community Magnet


2016 Open Houses

Tuesday, Feb 23 9:00am

Snow Date: Mar 1

Thursday, Mar 3 6:00pm

Snow Date: Mar 10


General Info

Address: 133 Nash St., New Haven, CT 06511 MAP

Main Office Phone: (203) 503-5900 - (475) 220-5900

Grades: Kindergarten to 8th Grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours: 7:55am - 2:10 pm

Principal: Peggy Pelley

School Website: Click Here

After-School Programs Offered

Uniform School: Yes



School Overview

How to Know East Rock Community Magnet School is Right for Your Child:



  • Your child loves to feel like school is his/her “home away from home.”
  • Your child enjoys learning in a school that represents a variety of different cultures.
  • Your child is passionate about the New Haven community and all it has to offer.



Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:


  • Wellness Program
  • Schoolyard Habitat Program
  • State-of-the-art building with latest technology


2016 Open Houses/Tours

2016 Open Houses

Tuesday, Feb 23 9:00am

Snow Date: Mar 1

Thursday, Mar 3 6:00pm

Snow Date: Mar 10

School Tours & Shadowing

Available by appointment.

More Info

To learn more, please contact School Ambassadors:
Paula Daitzman at 203-503-5900 ext.5930 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kelly Ross at 203-503-5900 ext.1214 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • State-of the-art equipment designed to support student learning, including Smart Boards in every classroom, laptop carts, document readers, computer lab, etc.
  • Outdoor green areas boast space for a community garden and a field for outdoor play
  • Colorful playscapes ensure a variety of creative physical challenges for students
  • Extensive use of natural light in interior areas allows for a sense of connectedness between interior and exterior spaces
  • School building is smart controls for lighting, temperature, and humidity, the building places a strong emphas is on the comfort of its occupants
  • Safety features include interior and exterior cameras, extensive lighting around the perimeter of the building, a single point of access during the day for visitors, intercom with video, and double entry lobby
  • Fully handicap accessible 


Education Partners


  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Schoolyard Habitat Program
  • Audubon Connecticut
  • Common Ground High School, Urban Farm and Environmental Education Center
  • Yale Peabody Museum
  • Community Mediation, Inc.
  • Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University
  • University of New Haven
  • SERC
  • Math Counts Foundation


What our students are saying...

”I love that my school has a variety of books in our library and I enjoy the unique lessons.“

- James, Grade 7

2015Lottery Results Data

2015 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 changes 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 Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 46 0 0 2 13 2 0 0 3
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Neighborhood  Preference: 26 3 0 4 1 1 0 3 0
Sibling Preference: 12 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0
No Preference: 140 44 36 44 37 19 14 14 5

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 -
Office of Choice & Enrollment

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 475-220-1430 &

© 2016 New Haven Public Schools of Choice - Office of Choice & Enrollment