About the School Choice Placement Process

About the School Choice Placement Process - Fall 2019 Enrollment

HSC DancersIn addition to providing quality education and innovative programs, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster racial, ethnic and economic diversity among students. There is an application process and lottery system for placement in these schools. 

All students applying to a Magnet, Charter or Kindergarten at a Neighborhood School must submit an Application by Sunday, March 17, 2019 to enter the Lottery. Submit paper applications to the Choice & Enrollment Office at 54 Meadow Street or apply online here. Do not submit your application to the school or school personnel. If any information on the application is not the same information on file in the Office, the Application will be returned to you. 


The School Choice Placement Process:

The School Placement Process (formerly called the Lottery) will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 

Applications to enter the School Choice Placement Process will be available starting Monday, February 11, 2019. We look forward to receiving your application via our online system at that time.



Results of the School Choice Placement Process will be available online.  In addition, information will be sent to your email.  You can also visit the Choice & Enrollment Office to obtain the results in person.  

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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