Barnard Environmental Studies

Barnard Environmental Studies Interdistrict Magnet


2020 Open House Dates

Thurs, February 6 5:00 pm

Thurs, February 13 5:00 pm

Snow Date:

Thurs, February 27 5:00 pm

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: Robert McCain

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes



We are Barnard, where students are a force for nature.

We are award winning world class magnet school and a leader in environmental studies. Our school campus supports outdoor exploration that lends itself to experiential learning opportunities. We have one of the largest School-Based Gardens in the district, as well as an established School Yard Habitat, both of which act as outdoor classrooms where students engage in authentic learning experiences. Our campus extends to the Barnard NatureCenter, stationed with a full-time Park Ranger, allowing for student led investigations of the West River. With all the opportunities for exploration and inquiry, students develop 21st Century Skills..


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 best through authentic learning experiences supported by outdoor exploration.

○ Your child will become a life long learner while developing strong 21st Century Skills.


2020 Open House Dates

2020 Open House Dates

Thurs, February 6 5:00 pm

Thurs, February 13 5:00 pm

Snow Date:

Thurs, February 27 5:00 pm


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...

“I love the diverse population of students and the staff is very helpful!” - Celis Bell, 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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