Wilbur Cross Comprehensive High School & International Academy at Wilbur Cross

2015 Open Houses

Wednesday, February 11 6-8pm

Wednesday, March 4 4-6pm, snow: 3/5

Tuesday, March 10 5-7pm, snow: 3/11


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: 7:25am - 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 Cross! Wilbur Cross High School is a richly diverse community committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and social responsibility for all students.  With the support of family and the community, we strive to provide a safe environment that fosters respect for self and others. Through rigorous instruction, high standards and accountability, we challenge students to become life long learners and empowered citizens. With the development of our smaller learning communities (SLCs) for the 2015-2016 school year, we will ensure that each student has a personalized education that will prepare them for college and careers.

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


  • You want to be part of a diverse community that will provide multiple opportunities for student leadership and academic success.
  • You have a wide range of interests that you hope to further explore through our comprehensive selection of electives.


Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:


  • Four smaller learning communities offer more personalized attention, fostering relationships with students so they can thrive both academically and socially.
  • An International Academy with students from over 20 countries across 5 continents offers students a full college preparatory, world-class education, developing skills in cross-cultural leadership, science and technology, critical thinking, communication and innovation.
  • Real-world career study paths, which include culinary, automotive, carpentry, technology and business electives, provide students expertise they can utilize after high school. Certification preparation courses are in development.


2015 Open Houses/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses

Wednesday, February 11 6-8pm

Wednesday, March 4 4-6pm, snow: 3/5

Tuesday, March 10 5-7pm, snow: 3/11


Available by appointment. Please contact Brian Flanagan at 203-497-7430, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For International Academy shadowing, please contact Liz Demsky at 203-497-7494 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For More Info

Please contact our guidance office at 203-497-7430. Please check our website for more details on the development of our smaller learning communities.



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


Education Partners


  • CCC Center for 21st Century Skills
  • College Summit
  • Developing Tomorrow’s Professionals
  • Foundation for the Arts & Trauma
  • Gateway Community College
  • Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)
  • New Haven Reach
  • Pathways to College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • The Black Man Can
  • University of New Haven
  • Yale New Haven Hospital & Yale Trauma Center
  • Yale University



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, Grade 9

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: 69 3 3 1
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 4 0 0 0
Neighborhood  Preference: 57 4 4 1
Sibling Preference: 4 0 0 0
No Preference 99 19 11 1

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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