Updated: Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 4:57 PM EST
Published : Monday, 17 Dec 2012, 4:57 PM EST
The New Haven Magnet Schools, pre-school through high school, are open to all residents of New Haven and "Interdistrict" magnet schools are open to all residents of Connecticut. Tuition and transportation (for a list of towns where transportation is available visit here) are free of cost as well as preschool for 3 & 4 year olds. Parents must apply to send their children to New Haven Magnet schools, yet acceptance is based on a lottery system with the only preferences given being neighborhood and sibling.
The mission of the New Haven Magnet schools' are to "provide effective and innovative educational practices" as well as "foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity ." The academics are rigorous yet students are also allowed to explore their own interests in a manner that is not commonly seen in standard public education.
The New Haven Magnet Schools are holding two Magnet Fairs in the New Year. Please see the dates below and for more information call 203.946.7415
City wide Magnet Fair
For New Haven Residents
Wednesday, January 9th
Floyd Little Athletics Center
480 Sherman Pkwy, New Haven
Interdistrict Magnet Fair
For all CT suburban residents
Saturday, January 12th
Hill Regional Career High School
140 Legion Ave., New Haven