Benjamin Jepson Multi-Age Interdistrict Magnet


2015 Open Houses


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

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!

The main unique philosophy and approach you will find at our school is multi-age classrooms where students learn together in mixed-age groupings. Since students here have the opportunity to stay with their teachers longer than in traditional academic settings for two years in K-Grade 1, Grade 2-3 and Grade 4-5 groupings, teachers have more time to really get to know each child and monitor their development and mastery of skills. In our flexible groups, children get to learn at their own pace and according to their abilities 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 of different age groups in a cooperative and collaborative environment
  • You want a learning environment for your child that is both differentiated and experiential

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Multi-age classrooms where our students become peer mentors and develop coaching and guiding skills that will help them be successful leaders and team members in the professional world
  • Small-group projects in classes with different ages and different levels of development foster the cooperation and social skills necessary to be effective in organizations and in life
  • 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

  • Buchanan Marine
  • Professional Development Schools
  • Southern CT State University


What our students are saying...

“In all my 8 years here at Jepson, I have never seen anyone sit alone or be left out. Everyone who comes to our school finds a friend. Jepson School is a big family. You won’t find another school like us.” - Abby Segal, Grade 8

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: 10 10 14 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 4
Sibling Preference: 8 6 10 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
No Preference: 117 142 151 69 38 31 26 22 12 9 10


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

Available Seats: 10 8 9 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 4
Sibling Preference: 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
No Preference: 78 91 75 28 34 29 19 17 16 4 11


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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