Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet - High School


2015 Open Houses

Monday, February 9 3-4pm Canceled due to snow

Tuesday, February 10 9-10am

Monday, February 23 3-4pm - New rescheduled Open House

Thursday, March 12 4-5pm


Address:   130B Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden CT 06517  MAP       

General Phone: (203) 946-5882

Grades: 9th to 12th grades

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 7:30am - 2:00pm

Principal: Medria Blue-Ellis

Enrollment: 560 students

Uniform School: Yes




School Overview


Welcome to Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), where we ignite young technical minds and imaginations!

ESUMS is a public college preparatory school serving Grades 6-12. ESUMS primes students to imagine, investigate and invent to prepare them to enter demanding science, technology, engineering and math programs at a collegiate level upon graduation from our high school. ESUMS offers the Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum and Education Connection Century for 21st Century Skills curriculum. ESUMS’ unique approach to education is based on a hands-on, minds-on philosophy. This paves the way for students to be highly-skilled, self-initiating, technical problem-solvers and solutions-creators.

How to Know Engineering & Science Magnet School is Right for Your Child:


  • Your child has a passion for math and science and is looking for an academic challenge.
  • Your child does not give up until they have found a solution or answer to a problem they are considering.
  • Your child works well at solving problems with other students in small groups.


Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:


  • All students take engineering as a core course in Grades 6-12. This exposes them to an important growing career field they might not otherwise be exposed to before college
  • Academically-qualified students can get a jumpstart on their college-level education and career preparedness by being able to take courses at University of New Haven as early as 10th grade
  • All students take challenging project-based technology courses that provide opportunities for industry certification or college credit


2015 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses

Monday, February 9 3-4pm  Canceled due to snow

Tuesday, February 10 9-10am

Monday, February 23 3-4pm - New rescheduled Open House

Thursday, March 12 4-5pm

School Tours & Shadowing

Available by appointment until March 12.

More Info

Please contact Dr. Cheryl Kerison at 203-946-6610, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bridget Corcoran at 203-946-6610, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




  • 2013-14 Chem21 & Research Design development and 3D modeling
    • Recognized by the USDE Investing in Innovation program by the National Science Foundation, and by the Nellie Mae Foundation – its blending learning curricula and pioneering programming are helping redefine what is possible in a truly digital 21st century learning environment
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Preparation for the Smarter Balance Assessments
    • Acquisition of 21st century skills

Academy of Digital Arts and Science: 6 Critical Skills for 21st Century Success

  • Information Literacy, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Innovation, Problem Solving, Responsible Citizenship


  • In 2014, students will travel to Montreal, Canada as part of their Foreign Language Study


  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Cisco Networking Academy


  • HS Robotics Team competed in state and regional events
  • Annual STEAM Celebration of Learning
  • 2013 & 2014 College Tours
  • Speakers from Sikorsky, UCONN School of Engineering
  • 8th Grade incentive trips promoting positive social behavior
  • HS Capt Tutoring
  • MS Science Club
  • HS Environmentalist Club
  • Non-violent Communication workshops for parents and students leading to additional Peer Mediation training for students
  • UNH trips and Field Day


  • Innovative and rigorous curriculum
  • Academic success
  • Diverse student body


Education Partners


  • University of New Haven
  • Project Lead the Way
  • The Center for 21st Century Skills at Education Connection
  • College Summit
  • Sikorsky
  • Presido
  • MUSCO Engineering
  • Milone &
  • MacBroom
  • Engineering



What our students are saying...

”Many of the courses here at ESUMS are much more difficult and strenuous than any of the courses at many other schools. The work prepares you for not only college but also life. The teachers have inspired me to really find the career that I’m interested in.” - Lauren, Grade 12

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 New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 20 2 1
Sibling Preference: 5 0 0
No Preference: 136 32 16

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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