Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet - Middle School


2015 Open Houses

Monday, February 23 3-4pm

Tuesday, February 24 9-10am 

Wednesday, February 25 9-10am

Thursday, March 12 4-5pm

General Info

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

Main Office Phone: (203) 946-6610

Grades: 6th to 8th Grade

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. Our middle schoolers can continue the great education they start here by staying at ESUMS High School. ESUMS offers the Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum. ESUMS’ unique approach to education is based on a “hands-on” and “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 and Science 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 daily core course in Grades 6-12. This provides early exposure to an important growing career field which they may not usually be exposed to before high school.
  • Academically-prepared students with hungry math minds and exceptional talent can avoid boredom and frustration in school by taking advanced high school math such as Algebra as early as 6th grade.
  • Students can join coding, digital media, computer networking and award winning competitive STEM clubs.


2015 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses

Monday, February 23 3-4pm

Tuesday, February 24 9-10am

Wednesday, February 25 9-10am

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. .



Academy of Digital Arts and Science: 6 Critical Skills for 21st Century Success-Middle School Digital Media Program

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


  • In 2013, students in Grades 7 & 8 travelled to Quebec, Canada as part of their Foreign Language Study


  • Annual STEAM Celebration of Learning
  • Annual UNH campus visit and tour of Engineering School
  • Speakers from Sikorsky, UCONN School of Engineering
  • 8th Grade incentive trips promoting positive social behavior
  • HS peer tutoring available
  • 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
  • MUSCO Engineering
  • Milone & MacBroom Engineering
  • College Summit
  • Sikorsky
  • Presido



What our students are saying...

”What I love about ESUMS is that combining engineering courses with their work in math and science gives real world use of math. My child never asks ‘When in real life will I ever use math?’” - Beth, Parent

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: 38 11 3 20 2 1
Sibling Preference: 3 2 0 5 0 0
No Preference: 48 29 19 136 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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