School Choice Enrollment Process

NHPS is committed to ensuring all students are engaged in their learning.  The School Choice Program supports students' educational success by offering a diverse set of schools with unique themes and programming designed to engage students' interest.  The program is open to students in grades PK3 - 12th.
Through an application process, families have the opportunity to select up to four schools. High School applicants, residing in New Haven,  have the opportunity to select an academy/program within their attendance zone school.
In order to ensure equitable placement of students, the School Choice program relies on computer-based program to assign students to schools. The system is based on placement procedures ordered by preferences (Attendance zone,Sibling and Siblings Applying Together). The preference is applied at the choice level (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) of the selected school.  Applicants with a preference at a particular school are placed or assigned a waitlist number before applicants who do not have a preference. 
Please note:  Families with students entering Kindergarten and Grade 9 must submit an application to ensure placement for the start of next school year (August 2019). 

For more information and to apply on-line visit the NHPS Choice Program website:
Application Period Opens:  Monday, February 11, 2019
Application Period Closes:  Sunday, March 17, 2019
Release of Placement Information: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
All-School Expo:
Saturday, February 9th from 11:00a.m to 2:00p.m
Wilbur Cross High School: 181 Mitchell Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(This expo features all New Haven schools)
 Kindergarten Info Session: 1:00p-2:00p
All-School Expo:
Wednesday, February 13th from 6p to 8p
Floyd Little Athletic Center: 480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
(This expo features all New Haven schools)
 High School Info Session: 7:00p to 8:00p
Contact the Choice & Enrollment Office at 475-220-1430 or 475-220-1431.
In addition to the events listed above, each school will host Open Houses/Tours. This is a great opportunity to see the school in action and meet with school leaders and teachers.
To view the Open House Schedule for all schools visit