Harry A. Conte West Hills Magnet: A School of Exploration & Innovation


2018 Open Houses

FEB 6 6 - 7pm

FEB 9 10 - 11am


FEB 13 6 - 7pm

FEB 15 10 - 11am

General Info

Address: 511 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP

Main Office Phone: (475) 220-5400 

Grades: PreK-3 - 8th Grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours:

K-8: 9:15am - 3:30pm

PreK: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Principal: Mrs. Dianne Spence

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes



School Overview

How to Know Harry A. Conte West Hills Magnet is Right for Your Child:


1. Your child enjoys exploring Social Studies and Science through a variety of curricula.

2. Your child learns through a hands-on, project-based approach.

3. Your child learns by researching grade-level topics using up-to-date technology.

4. Your child is interested in developing technology skills needed for the next generation of leaders.


Unique Ways Your Child Can Learn and Grow Here:

○ Curriculum-related Field Work 

○ Community Building 

○ Showcases of Student Work


2018 Open Houses

2018 Open Houses

FEB 6 6 - 7pm

FEB 9 10 - 11am


FEB 13 6 - 7pm


FEB 15 10 - 11am


More Info

To learn more, please contact School Ambassadors:

Della Lion: 475-220-5413, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas McCarthy: 475-220-5400, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



What our students are saying...

”The effort and pride that all of the teachers and students put into their work allow us to succeed in reaching our goals. Our curriculum is innovative and enables us to be creative.”

- Taylor, Grade 7


Application Process

Application Process

NOTE: New Haven students, please apply and enter the Lottery. Suburban students may apply for Conte/West Hills, however, they ARE NOT selected by New Haven’s Magnet Lottery. Applications are available online atwww.aces.org/students-families/open-choice for suburban students. For more information, contact Lynn Bailey at (203) 498-6843, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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