New Haven Academy
New Haven, CT 06517
About This School
Think Critically, Be Responsible, Get Involved
New Haven Academy provides a rigorous education that prepares all students to succeed in college and become active citizens able to make informed decisions about their lives and their communities. New Haven Academy graduates are independent thinkers who ask critical questions and who develop and defend their own ideas. Finally, New Haven Academy is a learning community in which all members -- staff, students and parents -- know each other well.
2011 Open House Dates:
January 22nd, 10AM-12 noon
January 30th, 12 – 2 PM
February 12th, 10AM- 12 noon
The Theme / Philosophy
• A rigorous academic program of math, science, history, literature, and Spanish language study that emphasizes hands-on learning and critical thinking
• A College Bound Program that includes college exploration activities beginning in ninth grade and a College Bound Seminar class for all eleventh and twelfth grade students
• A partnership with Quinnipiac University that enables juniors and seniors to enroll in undergraduate courses for college credit
• A thoughtful approach to career exploration that includes job shadow days and extended internships in 10th – 12th grades
• A magnet program, Facing History and Ourselves, which engages students in complex studies of prejudice reduction, social justice, and participation in a democracy
This school works closely with:
• Quinnipiac University
• Facing History and Ourselves
• The Coalition of Essential Schools
Shadow days: M,T,& W by appointment
New Haven Academy provides a rigorous education that prepares all students to succeed in college and become active citizens able to make informed decisions about their lives and their communities. We will build a racially, ethnically and economically diverse student body, provide individual attention for every student, and guide students through the difficult transition from middle school to high school. New Haven Academy graduates will be independent thinkers who ask critical questions and who develop and defend their own ideas. In order to achieve this vision, New Haven Academy will be a learning community in which all members -- staff, students and parents -- know each other well.
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See New Haven Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, New Haven Academy had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Connecticut average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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New Haven Academy Reviews
I moved my daughter from a highly rated suburban school district to this school, because although my daughter is an "A" student, our high school was too big, too competitive and she would have been lost in the woodwork. At NHA, she has become her own person, and is finding her voice, thanks to the stellar administration of principal Greg Baldwin and his wonderful teachers. Every teacher has shown a personal interest in helping my daughter improve herself, even though she is already a high achiever. I am so grateful my daughter has the opportunity to attend this school.