Schools Open to Suburban Residents

Schools Open to Suburban Residents

This is our collection of all the Interdistrict Magnet which are open and available to students living outside New Haven. ACES Open Choice schools are also listed below with Open Choice information. We hope that this listing will provide you with a roadmap of your options for schools in New Haven. For more information, please attend an Expo, school Open House, or contact us.   

Elementary Schools 

Middle Schools 

High Schools


ACES Open Choice

In addition to the Interdistrict Magnet Schools, we invite you to apply for our Open Choice Schools. The goals of Open Choice are to reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation and to increase academic achievement. Suburban families in the Greater New Haven area are given opportunities to enroll their children in schools with available openings in a variety of grade levels. ACES is one of three Regional Educational Service Centers that oversees this effort in Connecticut. New Haven Open Choice schools offer free admission, free transportation to over 30 towns and free full-day preschool for three and four year olds and full day kindergarten to students from all around the state of Connecticut. Pre-K students have to be transported by parents/guardians, but all other grade levels will be bussed.

You must apply for admission to Open Choice schools. To find out more, visit the ACES Open Choice website at: or contact Lynn Bailey, Open Choice Coordinator, at (203) 498-6843.


Open Choice Elementary


Open Choice High Schools


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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