Transportation for Suburban Students

Transportation for Suburban Students

Transportation to New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools is available free of charge to the following towns:

  • Amity Regional
  • Ansonia
  • Beacon Falls
  • Bethany
  • Branford
  • Cheshire
  • Clinton
  • Derby
  • East Haven
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Madison
  • Milford
  • Naugatuck
  • North Branford
  • North Haven
  • Orange
  • Oxford
  • Seymour
  • Shelton
  • Stratford
  • Wallingford
  • West Haven
  • Wolcott
  • Woodbridge

In an effort to accommodate all students and to keep within time restraints, bus stops will be located within a three-block radius of your home.  In some cases, the transportation time can exceed an hour each way, but safety will always be the number one priority.


New Haven Transportation Services

New Haven Board Education transportation department’s number one goal is to provide safe and reliable bus service for students in grades KG –Gr 12.  Currently, we serve 21,414 students and travel 19,240 miles per day.  

Please note: Kindergarten and first grade students must be met by a parent or designated adult at their bus stops.  The Transportation Guideline Book can be found at

For more information: 

Call: 475-220-1600

Location: 54 Meadow Street-2nd Floor, New Haven CT 06519


Transportation Procedures for School Closings/Delays

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If New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open and your town’s school district has closed, NO AM TRANSPORTATION to New Haven from your town will be provided. 

If New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are on a delay, then there is a delay to New Haven based on the New Haven delay time.  If there is a discrepancy between New Haven and your town’s delay time, New Haven’s delay time will prevail.

If New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are not on a delay and your town is delayed, NO AM TRANSPORTATION will be provided on that day for that town.

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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