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Interdistrict Magnet Schools

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)

Academy of Aerospace & Engineering

Paul Brenton, Principal

1101 Kennedy Road

Windsor, CT 06095

Tel. 860-243-0857

Grades: 6-12 

Academy students gain skills and experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that prepare them for college and high-demand professional careers. As an Academy student, you will identify and apply to competitive undergraduate programs that match your aptitudes, interests and goals.

In Grades 6-8, students explore the Academy’s themes through field trips, guest speakers, activities in core curriculum subjects and projects related to all aspects of aerospace, engineering and the STEM professions.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Academy of Science and Innovation

Jonathan Shubert, Principal

600 Slater Road

New Britain, CT 06053

Tel. 860-223-0726

Grades: 6-8
 

The Academy of Science and Innovation opened in 2010-2011, and currently serves students in grades 6-8. Based on current research, high performance standards, infused emerging technology, and the study of career pathways, students at the Academy are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Beyond rigorous academic standards and professional training, studies focus on developing each student’s interpersonal and interpersonal skills.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Annie Fisher Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet School

Sheri D. Tanner, Principal

280 Plainfield Street

Harford, CT 06112

Tel: 860-695-3500

Grades: 6-8 

The STEM Magnet School at Annie Fisher is an advanced academic program focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will receive a rigorous, academically challenging curriculum with intense science and math instruction. Students will participate in early engineering experiences with technology integrated across the curriculum, for students who enjoy challenges and investigating the world around them. Teachers will use an innovative, hands-on curriculum to involve the children in asking questions, finding answers to real world issues and designing solutions.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School

Belinda Carberry, Principal

170 Derby Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel. 475-220-3500

Grades: 6-8 

At Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School, environmental studies are the connecting web that weaves throughout the curriculum. Students discover that learning is like a healthy ecosystem, where all parts are important and ideas and concepts build and depend on each other. Barnard will foster values and feelings of concern for humans and the environment, and provide motivation for participating in the protection of both. Barnard will use the strength of diversity to develop a family of active learners. Barnard students also will benefit from innovative curriculum approaches, including outdoor learning, participation in community projects and cooperative group work.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Benjamin Jepson Nongraded Interdistrict Magnet Elementary School

Lesley Stancarone, Principal

15 Lexington Avenue

New Haven, CT 06513

Tel. 475-220-2900

Grades: 6-8 

Benjamin Jepson provides a multicultural environment and a curriculum that creates opportunities to solve problems and creatively express ideas and concepts. Cooperation in learning is emphasized and shared by all members of the Jepson community. Key elements are (1) nongraded—children work together in flexible multi-age groupings; (2) child-centered—each child’s unique abilities are recognized and nurtured; and (3) curriculum—a literature-based program is used to teach reading, central themes are developed and implemented as part of the social studies and science curriculums, and a hands-on approach is used in teaching math and science.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet Middle School

Shawn True, Principal

150 Kimberly Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519

Tel. 203-946-8974

Grades: 5-8 

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet Middle School provides students with an integrated approach to learning. The school’s philosophy asserts that the skills of the artist are key to the development of successful students both academically and artistically. The school helps students make connections between the disciplines and understand how one art form builds on another, simultaneously enhancing academic performance. Arts programs include dance, music, visual arts, photography, drama and video. Teachers of academic classes (which include language arts, math, social studies, science and foreign languages) are encouraged to integrate art into their individual disciplines.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Breakthrough Magnet School

Julie Goldstein, Principal

290 Brookfield Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-5700

Grades: 6–8 

Breakthrough Magnet School (BMS), one of Hartford's highest performing schools, is the first of only three magnet schools in the nation whose theme is character education, and now, is the first and only school in Connecticut to provide "Mindfulness" training to all students. Located in a state of the art facility that was custom built for its theme, BMS provides a rigorous and authentic learning experience in which students use real purposes and audiences as catalysts for the development of curricular skills. They gain knowledge, utilize higher order thinking, exercise body and mind, and explore the arts, technology and social values in the BMS environment. With 360 students boasting heritage from over 25 countries who live in Hartford, and 24 surrounding towns, BMS is truly a "global community for students of character."

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Breakthrough Magnet School II

Tammy Cassile, Principal

395 Lyme Street

Hartford, CT 06112

Tel. 860-695-6380

Grades: 6–8 

Breakthrough Magnet North is dedicated to bringing staff, families and community members of diverse backgrounds together to develop students as models of outstanding character. The overall theme of Breakthrough Magnet North is “Building character one B.R.I.C.K at a time.” B.R.I.C.K is the acronym that students follow to develop positive character (B-breakdowns to breakthroughs, R-responsibility, I-integrity, C-contribution, K-knowledge). Character education permeates the curriculum and students learn to become outstanding citizens. Breakthrough Magnet North is modeled after the highly successful and sought after Breakthrough Magnet (located in the South end of Hartford). We are sister schools with the same mission just different locations.

We are dedicated to getting to know each child individually and supporting them in their growth and development. At Breakthrough your child will learn a variety of problem solving strategies, become independent thinkers and develop a community service project enabling them to give back. We celebrate our growing diversity and innovative learners. We encourage our students to become leaders not just within our school but to the larger community we call “the world.”

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

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Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Kitsia Hughey Ferguson, Principal

1304 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

Tel. 860-695-9800

Grades: 6–8 

Capital Prep is a year-round college preparatory school with a social justice theme. Students are engaged in the exploration of issues surrounding leadership, character and innovation. Since its inception in 2005, 100 percent of Capital Prep graduates have been accepted to four-year colleges.

The theme is woven into the core curriculum of reading, writing, math and science, through interdisciplinary units that highlight global topics and incorporate the five Capital Prep learner expectations: collaboration, information processing, problem solving, empathy and effective communication.

Upper School students participate in college classes and can earn up to 50 college credits before graduation—at no cost to themselves or their families.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy

Keith Alan Cox, Principal

141 Tuckie Road

North Windham, CT 06256

Tel. 860-465-3200

Grades: 6-8

Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy is the first K to 8 magnet school in northeastern Connecticut operated by Windham Public Schools. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Focusing on these subjects will help students gain important cognitive and academic skill, enhancing their ability to think critically, solve complex problems and work collaboratively.

Our teaching methods, state of the art technology, laboratories, classrooms and equipment provide students with the tools they need to apply effective critical thinking skills to any challenge. Hands-on inquiry helps to motivate students as they gain confidence across academic disciplines and develop a broader intellectual and personal understanding of the world around them. Learning becomes more meaningful as personal inquiry stimulates higher level thinking and students investigate real world problems in a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

The new, state-of-the-art, 83,700-sq.-ft school is sited on a sheltering hillside to take full advantage of solar energy. All carefully designed laboratories, classrooms and interior spaces are set around a center courtyard where rain-water runoff is channeled into a natural bio-filtration swale. The swale mimics a perennial stream bed and serves as an outdoor classroom. Other outdoor study areas include butterfly and vegetation gardens. The facility will offer the latest technology equipment in its classrooms and library/media center, as well as in its laboratories for oceanography, LEGO/Robotics and distance learning. There is also plenty of room for student recreation, as the site includes athletic fields and a playground.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Classical Magnet School

Zandralyn V. Gordon, Principal

85 Woodland Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Tel. 860-695-9101 |  Fax 860-722-6449

Grades: 6-8 

Classical Magnet School prepares students for acceptance into competitive colleges and universities. Students participate in a rigorous, traditional liberal arts curriculum rooted in the Western tradition, while embracing the common elements of the Paideia philosophy of education, which is based on the belief that human beings are primarily defined by their capacity and desire for learning.

Students at Classical are expected to demonstrate their ability to read and comprehend literature, write persuasively, think clearly, communicate effectively and use high-level problem solving techniques. All students complement their classroom learning experience through an extended day enrichment program that allows them to enhance talents and skills in areas including art, music and theater.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Davis Street Arts & Academics Interdistrict Magnet School

Sequella Coleman, Principal

35 Davis Street

New Haven, CT 06515

Tel. 475-220-7800

Grades: 6-8 

Davis Street Arts and Academics Interdistrict Magnet School develops reflective programs that foster a child’s ethical, psycho-social, physical and intellectual development through explicit instruction and collaboration within a professional learning community. The school nurtures a student’s capacity to think strategically and critically in preparation for leadership and optimal success in our global society. Together, as a collective community of leaders, we strive to deepen our commitment to social values such as kindness, responsibility and respect for others.

Davis features two bands: the 21C Marching Band and the Little People’s Band. The 21C Band performs locally in parades and celebrations. Two yearly drama performances allow Davis to focus on the Arts component of the magnet theme. In addition, there are choral, violin and dance performances throughout the year.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Dual Language Arts Academy/La Academia de Las Artes Bilingüe

Christina Chamberlain, Principal

Dual Language Arts Academy/La Academia de Las Artes Bilingüe

51 Daniels Avenue

Waterford, CT 06385

Tel. 860-443-0461

Grades: 6-8 

The mission of the Dual Language Arts Academy is to provide an enrichment program dedicated to building a student body that is bilingual, biliterate and multicultural. This is achieved by providing a comprehensive arts-enriched core curriculum that enables students to enhance their understanding of academic content, themselves and the world by embracing the arts and their potential to influence communication, culture and creativity. The integration of the arts is a major component of the school that is committed to the performing, culinary and visual arts. The arts provide a balance among verbal, analytical and intuitive experiences, while promoting an awareness and appreciation of cultural and historical diversity.

For participating districts and transportation information, visit the LEARN regional educational service center Web site.

Engineering & Science University Interdistrict Magnet

Medria Blue-Ellis, Principal

130B Leeder Hill

Hamden, CT 06517

Tel. 203-946-6610

Grades: 6-8

The Science and Engineering University Magnet School, in partnership with the University of New Haven School of Engineering and Applied Science, offers enhanced math, science and technology classes designed to train middle and high school students for tomorrow’s workplace. The curriculum is based on a nationally recognized program called Project Lead the Way that makes math and science relevant for students by engaging in hands-on, real-world projects. Students come to understand how the skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied in everyday life. The rigorous math/science curriculum prepares graduates for college and careers in scientific, engineering and technological fields.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary M. Hooker

Lindsey Thompson, Principal

440 Broadview Terr.

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-3761  |  Fax 860-522-7590

Grades: PK4–8 

The Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary M. Hooker offers a comprehensive program that includes inquiry-based, hands-on investigations of our local and global environments. Using the new, state-of-the-art building and campus, students monitor, test and collect data throughout the year, noting human impact on our environment. The building and campus provide many different ecosystems and labs that allow students to work side-by-side with a resident marine scientist and entomologist, exploring local living organisms from plants to butterflies.

The environmental science theme provides a rich elementary and middle school experience designed to prepare students to enter high-quality high school science and technology programs. Student experiences allow them to develop the critical thinking skills required for success in the emerging fields of medicine, engineering, and environmental sciences.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Global Experience Magnet School (GEMS)

Sabin Loveland, Principal

44 Griffin Road South

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Tel. 860-769-6600

Grades: 6-8

Global Experience Magnet School (GEMS) is a Bloomfield host magnet school serving grades 6 through 12 that offers a well-rounded, college preparatory education that will ensure readiness to compete in a fast-paced, global economy. GEMS will provide a customized education, deeply rooted in experiences, which will allow each student to reach their maximum social and academic potential.

This individualized curriculum is created for, and is unique to, each student. The student’s interests and school-based learning is then blended with outside experiences. Bloomfield, the greater Hartford Area, along with partnerships in Europe, Asia, and Africa, will be the classroom where students use their interests and passions to address measurable outcomes.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary Magnet School

Bo Ryan, Principal

75 Van Dyke Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-724-0685

Grades: 6-8 

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Magnet Middle School features an integrated learning environment for students in Grades 6-8 that combines a rigorous core curriculum enhanced by an art-themed focus. This natural pathway from the elementary program allows students to further their education in an interdisciplinary learning environment that emphasizes the integration of core academics and the arts.

The arts curriculum provides students the opportunity to further explore vocal and instrumental music, visual art, dance, theater, creative writing, digital storytelling, and interdisciplinary arts. The experiences children develop at this school will prepare them for more advanced-level work at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School, which strives to prepare students for college and/or a professional career in the arts.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

(Formerly Hartford Magnet Middle School)

Sally A. Biggs, Principal

53 Vernon Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-7201  |  Fax 860-722-6954

Grades: 6-8 

The program at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) is grounded in a rigorous core curriculum and complemented by an extraordinary encore program. A challenging schedule of studies and a culture of high expectations provide an environment in which all students may excel, academically and socially. Our theme focus is science, the arts and early college. At HMTCA, we attempt to transcend traditional subject-centered boundaries in order to encourage students’ broader thinking and promote their enduring understanding. Students make authentic connections among the disciplines. Learning goals are clear and instructional practices and activities honor differences in students’ learning styles.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School

Sangeeta Bella, Principal

4510 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Tel. 203-275-1801

Grades: 6–8

The Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School provides an integrated curriculum. Science is the springboard to other content areas. The school aligns its curriculum with the State Department of Education’s Curriculum Frameworks for all areas. Children develop skills in literacy as they learn about exciting science concepts. The mathematics program is inquiry-based and complements the science content.

The school has been designed as a “green” school with attention to environmental concerns. Students participate in activities that enable them to monitor energy and water usage. They create and implement strategies to “save the environment.” Social skills are developed within a diverse learning community, fostering collaboration. Students seek solutions for school, community and environmental concerns.

The Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School creates a safe, collaborative environment that promotes diversity, self-esteem, inquiry-based learning, independent thinking and produces students who are “college ready” and prepared to succeed in life.

The school has partnerships with the Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Sacred Heart University, Beardsley Park Zoo and the General Electric Company.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, contact John Curtis

 

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John C. Daniels School of International Communications Interdistrict

Marlene Baldizón, Principal

569 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519

Tel. 475-220-3600

Grades: 6-8 

John C. Daniels School of International Communication incorporates elements of international communication in all subject areas in order to expand students’ knowledge about the world’s diverse countries and people so that they are equipped and empowered to communicate effectively with each other and across cultures. Students are provided with multiple and varied opportunities through the use of technology and the arts to apply their knowledge and skills in connecting with people around the world and in their own backyards. Daniels is a PK-8 dual-language school instructing all students in English and Spanish, and introducing Grades 7 and 8 students to Mandarin Chinese.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

King/Robinson IB Magnet School

Joseph Johnson, Principal

150 Fournier Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel. 475-220-2700

Grades: 6-8 

Jackie Robinson Middle and Martin Luther King Elementary schools merged into a PK-8 program in the new, state-of-the-art Jackie Robinson School building. The mission is to develop healthy adolescents and assist them in the acquisition of critical thinking skills, knowledge and positive attitudes for lifelong learning. The curriculum emphasizes literacy and world languages (Spanish, French and Latin) as well as the New Haven comprehensive curriculum. Students will have exposure to two or more world languages and a host of experiences in the fine arts before high school. Through the Comprehensive Arts Program, students will have opportunities to participate in projects that incorporate the literary arts, dance, music, drama, visual arts and storytelling. Jackie Robinson offers before-, after- and Saturday-school programs to all its students and neighborhood children. Summer school is offered as enrichment.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

L.W. Beecher Museum Magnet School of Arts and Sciences

Kathy Russell Beck, Principal

100 Jewell Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel. 475-220-3800

Grades: 6-8 

L.W. Beecher Museum Magnet School of Arts and Sciences has formed partnerships with renowned museums in New Haven. Museum educators, artists and scientists visit the school and introduce students to museum collections featuring history, science, technology and the arts. Teachers use original documents, artifacts and other primary sources to make class lessons more relevant and to allow children to form their own connections and discoveries. For example, Grade 4 students might learn about Native American daily life by visiting the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, or by examining native plants, insects and habitats familiar to Connecticut’s indigenous peoples at the West Rock Nature Center. Beecher takes a “hands-on approach” to learning to help students explore, apply and create knowledge in both individual and group projects. Students present their conclusions through exhibitions, reports and publications. During schoolwide exhibitions, classrooms become museums and students become museum guides. Through the creation of exhibits, children develop organization and presentation skills and learn to recognize quality content and effective communication.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology & Communications Interdistrict Magnet School

Sandra Kalizewski, Principal

191 Fountain Street

New Haven, CT 06515

Tel. 475-220-2800

Grades: 6-8 

The Mauro-Sheridan Science, Technology & Communications Interdistrict Magnet School is operated by New Haven Public Schools. It integrates school, home and community to foster academic excellence and social responsibility. The school places a special emphasis on science and math embedded in a strong language arts program. The state-of-the-art facility uses the science and technology labs, among other spaces, to integrate academics across all content areas. Key features include the forensic science program, the national weather station, the NASA Explorer School designation, various technology labs, and an instrumental/electronic music classroom. Technology is used as a tool to enhance all levels of communication and information throughout all disciplines. For example, video conferencing equipment provides opportunities for distance learning in all content areas. The school’s themes are integrated into real-life applications through computer-based research, technology, live video broadcasts, computer graphics and animation, and robotics. Partnerships abound, including Hamilton Sundstrand, NASA, Yale, Southern Connecticut State and Quinnipiac universities, the FBI, and various local and state businesses and corporations.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies

Sasha Douglas, Principal

1551 Blue Hills Avenue

Bloomfield, CT 06002

Tel. 860-242-7834, ext. 3672

Grades: 6-8 

The Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) offers students in Grades 6-12 an integrated curriculum that prepares students to become productive citizens in an interconnected world. The curriculum emphasizes cultural, economic, environmental, political and social connections across nations. Students acquire problem solving, effective communication and technological skills needed for success at the university level and in the knowledge based global economy. Extensive travel and study abroad opportunities serve to enhance the students’ classroom experience. College level course work is available through extensive Advanced Placement course offerings, partnerships with community colleges, and online collaboration with institutions of higher learning. MLC is housed in a state-of-the art facility featuring wireless Internet connectivity and Smart Boards in each classroom.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher

Marc Schulman, Acting Principal

280 Plainfield Street

Harford, CT 06112

Tel. 860-695-3560

Grades: 6-8

The Montessori Method, based on the highly successful theories of Marie Montessori, is taught in 125 countries in 22,000 schools. The goal of a Montessori education is to graduate students with a vision of what the world can be and the wherewithal to lead and accomplish that mission. The children’s inherent “love of learning” is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities. Montessori students use hands-on materials to explore and discover. Through their work, the children develop concentration, motivation, persistence and discipline.

Montessori classrooms are multi-age with three age groupings: primary ages 3–6; lower elementary, ages 6–9; and upper elementary, ages 9–12.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Noah Webster Micro-Society Magnet School

Jay Mihlko, Principal

5 Cone Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Tel. 860-695-5380

Grades: PK3-8

The Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet school is an innovative school design in which students from diverse backgrounds create a “miniature society” within the school. Our students are all employed in ventures that encourage them to be productive and responsible citizens within our learning community.

Our school boasts student involvement in a newspaper, a Student Executive Board, Peacekeepers who enforce our mantra, museums, travel agencies and reading industries all directly tied to the Connecticut Common Core State Standards.

The school community is one in which the teachers, students, parents and community volunteers work together to build a “real world” inside the school facility.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

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The Public Safety Academy

Jeffrey D. Larson, Principal

1617 King Street

Enfield, CT 06082

Tel. 860-253-0274

Grades: 8-12 

The Public Safety Academy (PSA), operated by CREC, is a values-driven school community where students are instilled with a commitment to achievement and leadership. As a college and career preparatory academy, high academic expectations and strong parental participation all help to shape the culture of the school. Through theme-based learning, students are exposed to opportunities that inspire new knowledge and experiences that help them to shape the path of their future in postsecondary learning and careers. Students have the opportunity for mentorships, internships and job shadowing in a range of public service fields, including public health, forensics, and law. Through the rigorous academic program at PSA, students develop the self-discipline that will help them thrive in college and careers and will make them indispensable leaders in the future.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Richard J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts

Kenneth O’Brien, Principal

65 Van Block Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-4141

Grades: 6-8

KMSPA is focused on matching individual student progress, assessment and achievement with high academic expectations. The philosophy of the school integrates the core elements of education: reading, writing, math and science, with exposure to various cultures and the arts. This integration allows each child to develop knowledge socially, linguistically and cognitively through a broad variety of hands-on experiences.

Students have the opportunity to play a musical instrument, create through stagecraft arts, and experiment with drama, dance, and movement. The process fosters student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, encouraging individual learning so that students are able to arrive at conclusions independently.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Rogers International School

Cathleen Cummings, Principal

202 Blachley Road

Stamford, CT 06902

Tel. 203-977-4560

Grades: 6-8 

Rogers International School in Stamford opened its doors in September 2009 to kindergarten through Grade 6 students. The school is open to students in districts in lower Fairfield County through an application and lottery selection process. To accommodate the daycare needs of its students and their commuting parents, the school will have an elective “six (a.m.) to six (p.m.)” component so children will be cared for by the same staff members who will provide their instruction during the school day. The instructional program integrates the International Baccalaureate Program philosophy, with an environmental focus throughout all grades.

The Learners’ Profile of the International Baccalaureate Program are inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced and reflective. Students will read, write and apply scientific and mathematical procedures while conducting meaningful research and investigations. Spanish language instruction also will be provided in all classes, kindergarten through Grade 6. The Rogers International School is scheduled to grow into Grades 7 and 8 in subsequent years.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact the school.

Ross-Woodward Magnet School of Classical Studies

Cheryl Brown, Principal

185 Barnes Avenue

New Haven, CT 06513

Tel. 475-220-3100

Grades: 6-8 

Ross-Woodward Magnet School of Classical Studies is a magnet school in partnership with 29 school districts. The school places an emphasis on the classical, liberal arts tradition of educating the whole child. Ross-Woodward Magnet School of Classical Studies supports a rigorous classical curriculum. Students engage in studies of great works over time. The school’s goal is to graduate students who possess knowledge and understanding of world history and the lessons history provides for determining the future. Ross-Woodward Magnet School of Classical Studies serves as a bridge between the past, present and future.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

John Laverty, Principal

280 Huyshope Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel. 860-695-6900

Grades: 9-12 

The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) is a college preparatory middle and high school focusing on medical and sport sciences. Students receive a rigorous language arts, mathematics and science foundation. Several college credit programs are offered both through the University of Connecticut Early College Experience Model and through Capital Community College. SMSA high school students can earn up to 30 free college credits. Students experience a student staff mentoring program (10:1), middle and high school athletics, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) clubs and a Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) Preparatory Academy. SMSA instills the Four Core Beliefs: discipline, respect, dedication, and responsibility into each student’s educational experience.

It is a partnership of the educational and business communities with a strong commitment to public service opportunities, allowing students to develop social consciousness and leadership skills, which will foster pride in both the school and the community. Graduates of the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy will begin the 21st century as contributing, productive members of society destined for lifelong learning.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School (a program of Cooperative Educational Services)

Anna Nelmes-Stoughton, Principal

601 Pearl Harbor Street

Bridgeport, CT 06610

Tel. 203-365-8203

Grades: 6–8 

Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School, which includes the Thurgood Marshall Middle School for Social Justice, is a unique educational setting where high academic standards facilitate the development of lifelong learners, problem solvers, and independent thinkers. Our preschool through eighth grade school has evolved into a science, math, and technology magnet school through the 2007 U.S. Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Project Grant. All students in K-8 participate in inquiry-based science activities through partnerships with the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Discovery Museum, Eli Whitney Museum, NASA, and the Jason Project. Students do scientific research with educators from both facilities in order to improve their science literacy and understanding of the world around them. Technology is integrated throughout the school through the use of laptop computer labs and SmartBoard technology.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact CES transportation services.

Thomas Edison Middle School

Karen S. Habeggar, Principal

1355 North Broad Street

Meriden, CT 06450

Tel. 203-639-8403

Grades: 6-8 

Thomas Edison Middle School, a program of Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), offers a full middle school program, emphasizing science, mathematics and technology as vehicles to integrate the study of all disciplines and to problem-solve in an increasingly complicated world. The curriculum is based on the Understanding by Design (UBD) model and allows both students and teachers to be inquiry-based learners and instructors in a constructivist setting. Music, art, physical education, technology education, health and computers support the academic core. Technology is an integral aspect of student learning, with a multimedia production studio and an initiative providing each student and teacher with a laptop computer. Families and students are encouraged to participate in after-school activities in multiple areas.

For participating districts and transportation information, contact CES transporation services.

Two Rivers Magnet Middle School

Jill Wnuk, Principal

337 East River Drive

East Hartford, CT 06108

Tel. 860-290-5320

Grades: 6-8 

Two Rivers Magnet Middle School offers a comprehensive middle school curriculum to students in Grades 6–8, utilizing state-of-the art technology to emphasize an inquiry-based approach to science. The school’s unique location, on the banks of the Connecticut and Hockanum Rivers in East Hartford, provides a living laboratory for exploratory science programs including geology, chemistry and physics. Two Rivers provides students with programs to achieve at the highest levels. This includes math and reading support labs that have been named as exemplars by the state. In addition, Two Rivers’ enrichment program provides students with opportunities to become inventors and scientists. Student work created in this program has been recognized by NASA and area companies.

For participating districts, contact the school for an updated list. For transportation information, visit the RSCO Web site.

West Rock Authors Academy

Rosalyn Bannon, Principal

311 Valley Street

New Haven, CT 06515

Tel. 203-946-7761

Grades: 6-8 

West Rock Authors Academy (formerly Microsociety Magnet School) involves all students, kindergarten through Grade 8, in real-world learning experiences. In our community, our citizens create a microcosm of society within the school where real-world learning is aligned with the district’s standards-based curriculum. The MicroSociety program enhances community involvement, builds self-esteem and motivation, and develops character. Students have direct experiences involving the economy, the judicial system, managing businesses and serving in public agencies. The entire school engages in the development of microsociety business ventures and agencies.

For participating districts and transportation, visit the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools Web site.

Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School (An ACES School)

Suzanne Duran-Crelin, Principal

670 Wintergreen Avenue

Hamden, CT 06514

Tel. 203-281-9668

Grades: 6-8 

The Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School, administered by Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), offers a comprehensive liberal arts education with featured learning opportunities in the content areas as well as world languages (Spanish), visual and performing arts, and health and physical fitness. This program uses a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies that respond to different learning styles, including the integration of technology. Students in select grades receive laptops as part of ACES one-to-one initiative. In addition to enhancing the curriculum through the infusion of multicultural studies, major instructional approaches include project-based experiential learning, cooperative learning, community service and independent explorations. The Wintergreen community is dedicated to nurturing individual strengths by dignifying diversity, encouraging model citizenship and creating lifelong learners.

For participating districts and transportation information, visit CES transportation services.

 




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