The School Choice Placement Process:

Your Pathway to Kindergarten!

What is the School Choice Process? 

The School Choice Process supports the NHPS’ School Choice program.  Through an application process families are able to select from neighborhood, magnet and charter school options that best fit their interests and educational needs!


Who Can Apply?

Your Child must be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2019


What are the Steps?

1. Explore

2. Registration Begins Tuesday, February 20, 2018

3. Apply by 
March 4, 2018

Explore school options by attending Fairs, Open Houses and Community Events.

Join us for a

School Expo

With All Magnet, Neighborhood, Charter & ACES Schools 

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5:30-8pm

Floyd Little Athletics Center
480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511

or Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11-2pm

John Martinez Magnet School 
100 James St. 
New Haven, CT 06513


Register with the Office of Choice & Enrollment at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven, CT.

The following documents are needed to register your child:

1. Birth Certificate

2. Proof of Residency (current utility bill, lease/mortgage statement with parent/guardian’s name & address)

3. Parent/Guardian Identification

Submit a School Choice Application with up to 4 school choices by applying online or drop off a completed application to the Office of Choice & Enrollment at 54 Meadow Street. Application deadline is March 4, 2018.


Where Can I Get Assistance to Complete the Process?

Bring all of your documents to the Office of Choice & Enrollment at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven, CT. You will be able to get your questions answered, register your child, and submit an application. 


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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