High School in the Community Academy For Law Social Justice Interdistrict Magnet


2016 Open Houses

Wednesday, Feb 24 5-7pm

Saturday, Feb 27 10am-12pm

Tuesday, Mar 8 5-7pm

General Info

Address: 175 Water Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP

Main Office Phone: (203) 946-7022 - (475) 946-7022

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 7:50am – 2:10pm

Building Leader: Matt Brown

School Website: Click Here

After-School Programs Offered

Uniform School: No




School Overview

How to Know High School in the Community Magnet School is Right for Your Child:


  • You want to succeed academically while making the world a better and more equitable place.
  • You will thrive in a diverse school committed to student voice and leadership development.
  • You want a small, caring and highly-focused school that offers advanced educational opportunities and personalized learning experiences.


Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:


  • Explore law & social justice
  • Student-led conferences & projects
  • Become truly college-ready




  • Academy for Law and Social Justice with a mastery-based learning program
  • A Higher Order Thinking (HOT) arts integration school
  • Polyvision Eno Boards in each classroom, new computers in every lab and the library, iPad carts, and MacBooks
  • Well developed partnerships with area law enforcement officials, lawyers, judges, law schools, and non-profit organizations


Education Partners

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law works closely with HSC
  • Students take classes at Yale, SCSU, UNH, GWCC, and Quinnipiac
  • The Future Project empowers students to turn dreams into reality
  • Appalachian Mountain Club supports outdoor excursions
  • HSC is a proud member of the League of Innovative Schools


What our students are saying...

”HSC is a place like no other. This is a school where you talk about real-world issues and find solutions with compassion and empathy.” - Sean, Grade 10
“At HSC, students can change the world.”
- Jahia, Grade 11

2015 Lottery 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: 50 0 0 0
Sibling Preference: 9 0 0 0
No Preference 220 28 11 10

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 &

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