How to Apply:

Families interested in enrolling their children in Ross Woodward Classical Studies Magnet School must adhere to the New Haven Public Schools inter-district lottery system for application. Please visit the website, for guidelines and applications.

The magnet lottery is held once each year, usually at the end of March. Prior to the lottery, applications become available in February and are due in March. Applications can be received on-line or in person at the Magnet Office located at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven.

Sibling preference is granted to applicants who currently have a sibling enrolled in Ross Woodward. Neighborhood preference is granted to applicants who live in the area zoned for Ross Woodward.

Once a child has been enrolled in Ross Woodward s/he does not need to apply again unless s/he withdraws.


Visit Ross Woodward and see if it's a good fit for your child:

We will be having Open Houses at Ross Woodward on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am 

Snow Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Snow Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Saturday, February 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am

Snow Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016 10:00 - 11:00am


We offer Shadowing for prospective students:

We offer shadowing for grades 3 - 8 from 10:00am - 12:30pm by appointment.

To schedule shadowing, please contact Ashley Stockton at (203) 691-3113 or by email at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Link to NHPS Magnet Website & On-Line Application: