Ross Woodward Classical Studies Interdistrict Magnet


2016 Open Houses

Wednesday, Feb 10 10-11am

Snow Date: Feb 11, 10-11am Confirmed Open House

Wednesday, Feb 24 10-11am

Snow Date: Feb 25

Saturday, February 27 10-11am

Snow Date: Mar 5

General Info

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

Main Office Phone: (203) 691-3100 - (475) 220-3100

Grades: PreK3 & PreK4 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
  • Thematic Studies
  • Specialized courses supporting choice and enrichment

2016 Open Houses

2016 Open Houses

Wednesday, Feb 10 10-11am

Snow Date: Feb 11, 10-11am - Confirmed Open House

Wednesday, Feb 24 10-11am

Snow Date: Feb 25

Saturday, February 27 10-11am

Snow Date: Mar 5

School Tours & Shadowing

Available for students entering grades 3-8 by appointment.

More Info

To learn more, please contact School Ambassadors:
Ashley Stockton at 203-691-3113 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jamie Baker at 203-691-3100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • Full Day Pre-Kindergarten program for P3 and P4
  • Family Resource Center
  • 4 wireless laptop labs
  • 2 computer labs
  • Interactive whiteboards in middle school classrooms
  • Classical Strings Program
  • Instrumental Band Program
  • Link Up- Carnegie Hall Music Program
  • Project Pride
  • PBIS- Positive Behavior, Intervention & Support
  • Spanish in grades 6-8
  • Active PTO
  • Magnet Schools of America Merit Award Winner: School of Distinction


Education Partners


  • Connecticut Invention Convention
  • National History Day
  • Project Pride
  • Nature’s Classroom
  • Paideia
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Classical Strings Program
  • Marching Band
  • Connecticut Architecture & Design Program
  • Math Counts
  • Positive Behavior, Intervention & Support
  • Family Resource Center



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

2015 Lottery Results Data

2015 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 Available Seats and Applicants by Grade Level

Available Seats: 10 10 21 6 0 0 0 3 6 1 3
Neighborhood & Sibling Preference: 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neighborhood  Preference: 24 29 18 6 5 2 10 2 3 4 0
Sibling Preference: 4 1 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
No Preference: 96 86 81 19 22 20 27 15 12 9 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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