Wilbur Cross Comprehensive High School & International Academy at Wilbur Cross

2015 Open Houses


General Info

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

Main Office Phone: (203) 947-7400

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling 

School Hours: 7:30am - 2:00pm

Principal: Mrs. Edith Johnson

Academy Leader: Ann Brillante

Enrollment: 1,354 students

Uniform School: No

Website: http://schools.nhps.net/wcross


School Overview

Welcome to Wilbur Cross Comprehensive High School, where New Haven’s rich diversity is defined and reflected!

Wilbur Cross Comprehensive High School is New Haven’s diversity at its finest. Not only do we have racially diverse students, but also economically diverse students. Here, they have many opportunities to collaborate with students from many different backgrounds. Located at the base of beautiful East Rock, our newly renovated building supports our rich learning environment. Our students are able to navigate the multicultural and global realities of the 21st-century world due to many of the experiences they have here.

How to Know Wilbur Cross Comprehensive High School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child is interested in international affairs and other cultures
  • Your child already demonstrates a specific career interest
  • Your child likes to collaborate and work with others

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Many interesting real-world practical career study paths from culinary, automotive, carpentry and a host of computer and business electives, which gives students expertise they can use immediately in fields where there are jobs
  • Five academies with smaller class sizes and more personalized attention and relationships so students can fully thrive, develop and achieve academically and socially
  • An International Academy with students from over 20 countries across 5 continents, which offers students a full college preparatory, world-class education with skills mastery in cross-cultural leadership, science and technology, critical thinking, communication and innovation to be able to be successful with relevant abilities for the modern age

2015 Open Houses/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses



available by appointment.

For More Info

contact Monique Cooper, 203-497-7430, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For International Academy shadowing, contact Ann Brillante, 203-497-7433, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or our bilingual contact, Patricia Porras, 203-497-7433, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



  • Student body divided into academies:
    • Freshman Academy 9th
    • International Academy 9th and 10th
    • G, Y, B Academies - 10th-12th


Education Partners

  • Yale University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • University of New Haven
  • Gateway Community College
  • Post Traumatic Stress Center
  • Internationals Network for Public Schools
  • Hill Health Center
  • Clifford Beers Clinic
  • Future Project
  • College Summit
  • State Farm: Celebrate Your Drive


What our students are saying...

“What I love about my school is there are a large variety of electives. There is an elective for everyone, whether you are an artsy person, a cook, a creative writer, or a singer, there is something for you!” - Hannah Barger, Grade 9

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: 100 10 16 7
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 9 0 5 1
Neighborhood  Preference: 26 5 9 5
Sibling Preference: 6 0 0 0
No Preference 72 12 10 3

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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