Barnard Environmental Studies

Barnard Environmental Studies Interdistrict Magnet


2019 Open House Dates

Wed, January 30 4:30 pm

Thu, February 7 10:30 am

Tue, March 5 10:30 am

Snow Date:

Thu, March 7 10:30 am



General Info

Address: 170 Derby Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP        

Main Office Phone:  (475) 220-3500

Grades: PreK 3 – 8th grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours: 9:15am – 3:30pm

Principal: Rosalyn Bannon

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes



We are Barnard, where students grow into guardians of the Earth.

Our school has gained a reputation for being a leader in environmental studies. The campus is a living ecosystem that supports handson learning. We have one of the largest School-Based Gardens in the district, as well as a thriving School Yard Habitat, both of which act as outdoor classrooms where students can engage in authentic learning experiences. Our campus extends to the Barnard Nature Center, stationed with a full-time Park Ranger, allowing for studentled investigations of the West River Park. With all the opportunities for exploration and inquiry, students develop 21st century skills and grow to become life long learners.


How to Know Barnard is Uniquely Right for Your Child:

○ Your child enjoys learning through hands-on investigations and exploration of the natural world.

○ Your child learns through authentic learning experiences supported by outdoor exploration. 

○ Your child will become a lifelong learner while developing strong 21st century skills.


2019 Open House Dates

2019 Open House Dates

Wed, January 30 4:30 pm

Thu, February 7 10:30 am

Tue, March 5 10:30 am

Snow Date:

Thu, March 7 10:30 am


Visit Us!

There is no better way to get a sense of who we are than visiting, so we invite you to join us at an Open House, take a personal tour by appointment, or sign up for student shadowing with Lana Rowan.


Lana Rowan, 475-220-3570, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




What our students are saying...

"Barnard is a great school. I love the staff and they help us when we need it."

-Jacob, Grade 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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