High School in the Community

High School in the Community (HSC) Interdistrict Magnet


2019 Open House Dates

Thu, January 31 6:00 pm

Wed, February 27 10:00 am

Tue, March 5 6:00 pm

General Info

Address: 175 Water Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP

Main Office Phone: (475) 220-6200

Grades: 9th to 12th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 7:45am – 2:10pm

Building Leader: Matt Brown

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: No

After School Programs Offered 




We are HSC, the small school for students who want to do big things.

HSC teaches future leaders the skills they need to drive change in the professions of law, government, education, politics, and nonprofit and business management. Through a multidisciplinary project-based approach that values diverse perspectives, we ask students to wrestle with tough questions and justify their answers with carefully analyzed evidence. We also help students design and implement innovative solutions and policies for real world situations in greater New Haven and around the globe. As communities grapple with a host of challenging issues, the need for HSC graduates to be able to lead with these skills is clear.


How to Know HSC is Uniquely Right for You:

○ You want a small, caring, and highly focused school that offers advanced educational opportunities and personalized learning experiences.

○ You will thrive in a diverse school committed to student voice, leadership, and public service.

○ You want to succeed academically while making the world a better and more equitable place.


2019 Open House Dates

2019 Open House Dates

Thu, January 31 6:00 pm

Wed, February 27 10:00 am

Tue, March 5 6:00 pm


Visit Us!

If you're interested in visiting HSC or learning more about us, please visit our website www.hscnewhaven.org or reach out to Rosalyn Diaz-Ortiz, our Magnet Resource Teacher.



Rosalyn Diaz-Ortiz: 475-220-6200,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



What our students are saying...

”HSC has given me a sense of community and has brought out a productive side of me that I didn’t know was there. This school has helped me uncover my true potential.” 

- Matt, 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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