Strong-21st Century Communications Magnet School & Lab

Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and SCSU Lab School

2019 Open House Dates

Wed, March 6 5:00 pm

Thu, March 7 9:30 am

General Info

Address: 130 Orchard St. New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Main Office Phone: (475) 220-4800

Grades: K to 4th grade

Admission Preferences: Sibling

School Hours: 8:35 am - 2:50 pm

Building Leader: Susan DeNicola

School Website: Click Here

Uniform School: Yes




We are Strong Magnet School, where students are inspired to thrive in the 21st century!

Our K-4 school recognizes that growing technology makes communication more accessible and global than ever. We equip your child with 21st century communication, academic, and social skills necessary to succeed in a diverse world. Our STEMinfused curriculum and projectbased learning approach prepare students to utilize digital media and technology to communicate effectively. Students receive language instruction in Chinese and American Sign Language. Our Discovery Lab provides STEM hands-on learning experiences and design challenges aligned with grade level content. Through our partnership with Southern, our students receive support from future educators.


How to Know Strong is Uniquely Right for You:

○ Your child is interested in expressing new learning through hands-on activities that allow students to build and create.

○ Your child wants to be a culturally-aware community member by learning how to communicate in Chinese and American Sign Language.

○ Your child loves to investigate questions to real-world problems and use the latest technology, including robotics, to develop solutions.


2019 Open House Dates

2019 Open House Dates

Wed, March 6 5:00 pm

Thu, March 7 9:30 am


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, take a personal tour by appointment with a contact below.



Susan Bonanno, 475-220-4803, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susan DeNicola, 475-220-4800, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



What our students are saying...

"I love my school because we learn about communication every day. I like learning sign language. When I grow up, I am going to help people who can’t hear."

- Melany, Grade 3

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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