Wilbur Cross Academies

2016 Open Houses

Tuesday, Feb 9 5-7pm

Snow Date: Feb 11

Building tour at 5pm followed

by a presentation at 6pm


General Info

Address: 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP 

Main Office Phone: (203) 497-7400 - (475) 220-7400

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling 

Instructional Hours: 7:25am - 2:00pm

Office Hours: 7:10am - 3:30pm

Principal: Edith Johnson

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: No



School Overview

Business & Fine Arts Academy

Academy Assistant Principal: Marc Potocsky

How to Know the Business & Fine Arts Academy is Right for You:

The Business & Fine Arts Academy addresses the interests of creative, independent students who manage their own artistic promotion, finances, and business management. Courses are also designed to support students’ interests in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. This academy will support students who want to shape their creative skills in business and the performing arts, along with those who would like to pursue a career in business after high school. Special courses in this academy may include Introduction to Business, Accounting, Web Design, Theater, High-level Visual Art courses, and Recording Arts. 


International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) Academy

Academy Assistant Principal: Ann Brillante

How to Know IADAS Academy is Right for You:

In the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, students will explore many aspects of digital media including video game design & development, digital media & movie making, 3D modeling and animation, graphic design, photography, music production and engineering. This academy focuses on interdisciplinary project-based learning and is designed for both students who are newly learning English as well as those who are native English speakers. Through hands-on experiences students will be prepared to participate in an increasingly technological world.


Health & Culinary Sciences Academy

Academy Assistant Principal Monica Joyner

How to Know Health & Culinary Sciences Academy is Right for You:

The Health & Culinary Sciences Academy is an academically rigorous program that will prepare students for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences, sports and alternative medicine, nutrition, culinary arts and hospitality. Some certificates or certification preparation programs include EMT, CAN, Safe Food Handler, Dental Hygienist, Home Health Aide, Nutrition and Medical Technologies and Medical Assistant. Special courses in this academy may include Human Physiology,
First Aid & CPR, Nutrition & Weights,
Culinary Arts, Food Service
Management and Science & Research.


Law & Public Service Academy

Academy Assistant Principal Myrta Bonilla

How to Know Law & Public Service Academy is Right for You:

The Law & Public Service Academy will prepare students for careers related to fields in law, political science, counseling, psychology, education, public safety, military, criminal justice and forensic science. These career paths will emphasize skills for a future serving in the public or legal domain. Special courses in this academy may include Forensic Science, Public Safety, Psychology, Peer Counseling, Debate/Mock Trial, Business Law, Constitutional Law and Public Speaking.


2016 Open Houses

Tuesday, Feb 9 5-7pm

Snow Date: Feb 11

Building tour at 5pm followed

by a presentation at 6pm


Available by appointment. 

For More Info

To learn more, please contact School Ambassadors:
Kathleen Monahan at 203-497-7400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Denise Santaella at 203-497-7430 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What our students are saying...

“Cross is like America in one building. There are so many different cultures and kids here. You learn from everyone. You can choose classes that fit your personality.“

- Celeste, Graduate

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 New Haven Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 100 4 7 0
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 0 0 0 1
Neighborhood  Preference: 1 13 9 2
Sibling Preference: 8 2 3 0
No Preference 118 28 17 8

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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