Benjamin Jepson Multi-Age Interdistrict Magnet


2015 Open Houses

Wednesday, February 25 10am & 6pm

Friday, February 27 10am

Wednesday, March 4 10am & 6pm

General Info

Address: 15 Lexington Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (203) 691-2900

Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 to 8th Grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

PreK 7:30am - 5-30pm

Principal: Lesley Stancarone

Enrollment: 540 students

Uniform School: No




School Overview


Welcome to Benjamin Jepson Multi-Age Interdistrict Magnet School, where all ages come together to learn and value differences!

Multi-age classrooms where students learn and work together in mixed-age groupings, is the foundation of our unique philosophy. At Jepson students have the opportunity to remain with teachers for 2 consecutive years in K-Grade 1, Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 groupings, allowing teachers the additional time to know and understand each child in their academic and social environment. In these flexible groups, children are able receive support and enrichment with their same age peers while receiving a rigorous and academically-challenging education that prepares them for the real world.

How to Know Benjamin Jepson School is Right for Your Child:


  • Your child would thrive in a nontraditional multi-age classroom with peers from a variety of cultures and urban/suburban communities.
  • Your child works well with students in a cooperative and collaborative environment.
  • You want a learning environment for your child that is both differentiated and inquiry based.


Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:


  • Multi-age classrooms where our students become peer mentors that will help them to become successful as they enter their post secondary education
  • Small-group projects and significant tasks in classes with olders and youngers working together to foster cooperation and social skills.
  • Physical education programs that emphasize teamwork over winning to develop community members who contribute not only with a good head, but also with a good heart




  • Full Day PreK3 & PreK4 programs (7:30am - 5:30pm)
  • Spanish classes in 7th/8th grade
  • Band program and instrumental lessons grades 4-8
  • Comer SPMT consisting of the principal, teachers,parents and support staff that establishes curriculum, social and staff development
  • State-of-the-art computer technology available in each classroom
  • State of the art computer lab 2 mobile computer lab carts
  • Math Counts with Yale University student coaches
  • Enrichment programs 2-3 days a week


Education Partners


  • Professional Development Schools
  • Southern CT State University
  • Project Pride
  • Common Ground High School
  • Mary Wade House
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Food Corps
  • Yale Math Counts Outreach
  • Hopkins Adventure
  • Pilobolus
  • Hammonassett Meig’s Point Nature Center
  • RJ Julia Book Store
  • New Haven Reads



What our students are saying...

“My child is able to work at her ability level and is challenged regularly.” - Nikki Stancarone, Parent

2014 Lottery Results Data

2014 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: 11 11 14 0 5 4 0 4 0 3 2
Sibling Preference: 5 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
No Preference: 138 127 135 40 39 22 27 18 16 5 6



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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