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Any School in New Haven is Open to New Haven Residents
New Haven residents can apply to any magnet (including interdistrict magnet) or charter school in the city. Neighborhood schools are open to kindergarten New Haven residents who live within the school’s defined zone. We serve special education students, English language learners, and talented and gifted students. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. There are no admission requirements, tests, or prerequisites.
Interdistrict Magnet Schools are also Open to Connecticut Residents (Suburban Students)
Any Connecticut resident can apply to any interdistrict magnet school in New Haven. We serve special education students, English language learners, and talented and gifted students. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. There are no admission requirements, tests, or prerequisites.
At New Haven Public Schools, we are committed to helping all KIDS RISE to bright, successful futures. We encourage you to use this website to find the school that is going to open the door to your child’s future.
New Haven Public Schools offers an exciting array of schools with unique themes and programs, community partnerships and rigorous academic learning.
Because we offer different kinds of schools in New Haven, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with each type of school.
Magnet Schools seek to engage students in learning through by offering a range of themes, including STEM, performing arts, and technology and languages. These schools are also designed to reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation.
Eligible applicants: New Haven Residents
Neighborhood Schools give New Haven families the choice of sending their child to a school that is closer to home and strongly rooted in the community. Like all New Haven Public Schools, neighborhood schools offer students access to quality education with talented and passionate teachers and administrators, a rigorous curriculum, vibrant arts and music programs, and strong community partnerships.
Eligible applicants: New Haven Residents
Interdistrict Magnet Schools, like magnet schools are designed to attract students by offering high quality curriculum and a range of themes. Students attending interdistrict magnets engage in learning with their peers from nearby suburban towns in support of efforts to reduce racial, ethnic, and economic isolation.
Eligible Applicants: New Haven and Suburban Residents
Charter Schools offer specialized educational programs, small class size, and a focus on teacher-parent communication. These small-scale programs are managed by governing board comprised of teachers, parents/guardians, and may include community members.
Eligible Applicants: New Haven Residents
The New Haven Board of Education transportation department’s number one goal is to provide safe reliable school bus service to all our students.
We currently provide transportation to 17,804 students. Of that number, 1,964 are transported from 23 towns to New Haven magnet schools.
We operate 350 buses daily and travel 19,240 miles each day.
Transportation to New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools is available free of charge to the following towns:
In an effort to accommodate all students and to keep within time restraints, bus stops will be located within a three-block radius of your home. In some cases, the transportation time can exceed an hour each way, but safety will always be the number one priority.
Procedures for School Closings/Delays
New Haven Board Education transportation department’s number one goal is to provide safe and reliable bus service for students in grades Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Note: Kindergarten and first grade students must be met by a parent or designated adult at their bus stops. More information as well as the Transportation Guideline Book can be found at https://www.nhps.net/Page/183
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