James Hillhouse High School

2018 Open House

JAN 30 9 - 10am

FEB 6 9 - 10am

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

Assistant Principals:

Digna Marte, Sabrina Breland, John Tarka, Eric Barberito

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes   




School Overview

How to Know Pre-AP Summit Program is Right for Your Child:

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

How to Know Law, Public Safety, and Health Academy is Right for Your Child:

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.

How to Know Construction Program is Right for Your Child:

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.

2018 Open House

2018 Open House

JAN 30 9 - 10am

FEB 6 9 - 10am


For More Info

Please contact the main office at 203-691-3000.



What our students are saying...

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, Grade 9

Law, Public Safety & Health:

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

- Patricia, Grade 11

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.”

- Malakki, Grade 12


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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