Ross Woodward Classical Studies Magnet School


2017 Open Houses

Tuesday Feb 7 10:00 - 11:30am

Wednesday Feb 15 5:00 - 7:00pm

General Info

Address: 185 Barnes Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513 MAP        

Main Office Phone: (475) 220-3100

Grades: PreK-3 to 8th Grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours:

K-8: 9:00am – 3:30pm

PreK: 7:30am - 5-30pm

Principal: Cheryl Brown

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes


School Overview

How to Know Ross Woodward Magnet School is Right for Your Child:

  • Your child loves history and understanding how the past impacts our world today.
  • Your child is an active thinker who likes to question, think and debate by engaging in intellectual dialogue.
  • Your child likes to dive deep into ideas and explore them through hands-on, project-based learning

Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

  • Socratic Seminars

  • Travel experiences that encompass our Magnet Units

  • Thematic Studies Specialized courses supporting choice and enrichment

2017 Open Houses

2017 Open Houses

Tuesday Feb 7 10:00 - 11:30am

Wednesday Feb 15 5:00 - 7:00pm


School Tours & Shadowing

Available by appointment.

More Info

To learn more, please contact School Ambassadors:

Jamie Baker at 475-220-3100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regina Criscuolo at 475-220-3113 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



What our students are saying...

”Our seminars are really interesting and the texts we’re reading are very sophisticated. They make us feel like we’re in college! In seminar, we can speak our minds and express ourselves.“

- Elizabeth, Grade 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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