Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet - Middle School


2015 Open Houses


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: 490 students

Uniform School: Yes




School Overview

Welcome to Engineering and Science University Magnet School, where we ignite young technical minds and imaginations!

Engineering and Science University Magnet Middle School (ESUMS) is a public college preparatory middle school serving Grades 6-8. Here, we start challenging students early on to imagine, investigate and invent while being prepared for demanding science, technology, engineering and math programs at a collegiate level. Our middle schoolers can continue the great technical education they start here by “staying at home” at ESUMS High School. At ESUMS, our students’ education is in their own hands: They are engaged in helping build their curriculum with hands-on and “minds-on” activities and assessments. This paves the way early on for the highly-skilled, self-initiating, technical problem-solvers and solutions-creators who are excited to focus their education, careers and lives on constructing and progressing our society’s future.

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 core course daily in Grades 6-8, which exposes them early 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, frustration and potential loss of interest in school by being able to take advanced high school math such as Algebra as early as 6th grade
  • The exciting Cisco Networking Program gives our youngsters the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer networks through visualization and simulation tools, online quizzes and global collaboration with other students via social media – all developed by Cisco, so participants are guaranteed to gain relevant computer networking skills and experience for one of the careers most in need of new workers

2015 Open Houses/Tours/Shadowing

2015 Open Houses


School Tours & Shadowing

available by appointment

More Info

contact Jennifer Jenkins at (203) 946-6610 or email 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

  • UNH Talgliatela College of Engineering
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Sikorsky
  • Svigals & Partners
  • Bartron Medical Imaging
  • MUSCO Engineering
  • Yale School of Public Health
  • Milone & MacBroom Engineering


What our students are saying...

“I enjoy my Engineering classes, they teach me new and exciting things I have never been exposed to before. The work is challenging, but the topics are interesting.” - Jalen, Grade 7

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: 51 8 8 23 10 6
Sibling Preference: 3 0 1 1 1 0
No Preference: 55 25 19 77 13 11


Last Year's Suburban Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 23 3 3 5 7 1
Sibling Preference: 12 5 1 0 2 0
No Preference: 115 45 38 97 25 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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