Office of School Choice & Enrollment
  • 2023 Virtual School Choice Expo

    Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • New School Explorer Tool

    Virtual Tours | Drone Flight Footage | Application Simulator
  • We are welcoming 2023

    With a very special video featuring our amazing students!
  • Theme-Based PreK to 12th Grade

    Schools of Arts | Sciences | Engineering | Medical | Museum | Music
  • Proudly Based in New Haven, CT

    Diversity | Inclusivity | Accountability
  • Barnard Environmental Magnet

    Where students are a force for nature!
  • Beecher Museum Magnet

    Where knowledge is brought alive!
  • Engineering & Science University

    We ignite young technical minds and imaginations!
  • High School in the Community

    The small school for students who want to do big things!
  • Get Ready to Register for KG

    Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 School Year Opens January 17

Welcome to the Office of School Choice & Enrollment

The Office of School Choice & Enrollment (OSCE) serves as the entry-point for students and families seeking to enroll in New Haven Public Schools in grades PK-12. New Haven Public Schools operates a range of schools with various instructional themes and specialties that help to engage students in the learning process. We’d love to have you be a part of our learning community. 

The Office of School Choice & Enrollment manages the comprehensive student enrollment process across grades Pre-K through 12 and ensures that all students are appropriately registered to attend a New Haven Public School in compliance with all guidance set forth by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the New Haven Board of Education. 

Our office manages all student enrollment services including registration and withdrawals, the student-to-school assignment process, student information updates, homeschooling intakes and the district’s extensive school choice process for more than 40 Interdistrict Magnet, Intra-district Magnet and Neighborhood schools.

Our office aims to:

  1. Provide quality customer service and support to families around enrollment services and streamlined efficiencies.
  2. Successfully manage a transparent and equitable school enrollment process through substantive education for families around standard enrollment and school choice options.
  3. Establish and sustain student pipelines for talented students from diverse racial backgrounds and resident towns into our schools of choice.

A Message from Mr. Marquelle Middleton, Director of School Choice and Enrollment

Dear Families:

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about New Haven Public Schools and our School Choice programming and process. New Haven Public Schools enrolls and educates nearly 20,000 students each year and operates more than 40 schools. Each of our schools is unique, equipped, innovative and ready to welcome your child as they learn, grow and explore! Please take the time to learn about a few of our great schools!

Navigating School Choice in New Haven can certainly be overwhelming for some but our team has developed a transparent process that is easy to understand. We hope that you will browse our website to learn more and gain a full understanding of how School Choice works in our district. Below you will learn about the 4 easy steps to School Choice in New Haven. You will never go wrong if you,


Let’s learn more about these helpful steps to School Choice (click here). By following these steps, you will soar through the School Choice process in New Haven. Our dedicated team is here to assist you. Please be sure to review all areas of our website for answers to your questions about our office or School Choice. 

Afterwards, if you have questions or concerns please contact the Office of School Choice & Enrollment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 475-220-1430. We are open to the public Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm. 

Available E-Services

New Student Registration

Home Address Updates

School Transfer Requests

Working Papers

Student Withdrawals


EMAIL US: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2023-2024 Choice Catalog

A virtual flip book and/or downloadable PDF

Available in English and Spanish (coming soon)



Coming Soon!

Important Dates & Deadlines



Please join us at our virtutal School Choice Expo! This is your opportunity to learn more about our schools. Many schools will host virtual sessions led by school staff. We hope to see you there!

Application Period

Monday, February 13, 2023 – Application Opens

Friday, March 10, 2023 – Application Closes

Learn More
Release of Placement Info

Initial placement results released Friday, April 7, 2023

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In the News

On a wintry Edgewood Avenue, Abdul-Razak Zachariah cracked open the spine of The Night Is Yours, and transported young readers to another universe. In the pages, night was falling over a West Haven apartment complex. It was summer, and the heat wrapped everything in its sticky embrace. Guided by the moon, a young girl named Amani slipped outside to play hide and seek. READ MORE

Just off Kimberly Avenue, the Grinch was trying to steal Winterfest—and the Whos of Whoville weren’t having it. In one hand, he dragged a bag heavy with stolen gifts, looking down on the town below with a wide, green-eyed smirk. In the other, he gestured for his dog Max to come closer, and revel in his misanthropic glee. But the Whos paid their material possessions no mind: they linked arms and began to sing. READ MORE

Cyanotype exposures in science class. Dance as a way to crack algebra equations. Painting and sculpture in social studies, so a land mass becomes more than a concept on a map. Theater and spoken word as a pathway into world languages. READ MORE

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