James Hillhouse Comprehensive High School

James Hillhouse High School

2019 Open House Dates

Tue, February 5 12:00 to 2:00pm

Wed, February 6 12:00 to 2:00pm

General Info

Address: 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP 

Main Office Phone: (475) 220-7500

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Neighborhood & Sibling

School Hours: 7:30am - 2:02pm

Principal: Glen Worthy

Asst. Principals: Eric Barbarito &
John Tarka

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes   





We are James Hillhouse High School, where our students get three schools in one!

James Hillhouse Pre-AP Summit Program

The Hillhouse Summit Program seeks to engage students in a program of study that leads them to success in their courses and prepares them for their post-secondary studies and beyond. The Hillhouse Summit Program is comprised of a rigorous, engaging and student-centered community of learners. The goal of the Program is to have every senior participating in at least one AP course by graduation.

James Hillhouse Law, Public Safety and Health Academy (LPSH)

If you have a passion for helping others, then this might be just the right school for you. At the LPSH Academy, students meet and spend time with professionals in a variety of disciplines. Together, they explore the career pathways of Law, Firefighting, Police Officer, Paramedics and Security, just to name a few, as students gain the skills they need to earn certifications and college credits.

James Hillhouse Construction Program

The construction program provides 300 hours of vocational-technical programming over the course of the year in partnership with the following unions: Laborers International Local 455; the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1; and, the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777. With their assistance in curricula development and pre-apprentice training, the construction program focuses on the following target technologies and skill sets: Construction Math, Scaffolding, Mason Tending and Masonry, Concrete, Demolition, Highway and Road Safety, and Pipework.


2019 Open House Dates

2019 Open House Dates

Tue, February 5 12:00 to 2:00pm

Wed, February 6 12:00 to 2:00pm


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.

Student shadowing is the process of following a currently enrolled student through all or part of a school day and is encouraged for all students. Please contact the school directly to schedule.



Main Office: 475-220-7500



What our students are saying...


James Hillhouse Pre-AP Summit Program:

“Pushing yourself to the limit is challenging but with the support of these Pre-AP classes, it becomes second nature. Not everyone can say working harder is something they strive to do, but in the end it becomes a party.”

- Roynisha, Gr. 10

James Hillhouse Law, Public Safety and Health Academy (LPSH):

“The Law, Public Safety & Health Academy is helping me explore my future.”

- Patricia, Gr. 12

James Hillhouse Construction Program:

“This class teaches me life skills and other skills that I did not have before. I love learning with my hands without sitting at a desk.”

- Graduate


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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