Greenwich Schools Announce Magnet School Open Houses Start Jan 7

Greenwich Public Schools has scheduled several magnet school open houses for parents and families to learn about programs and the application process.

Attendees will learn each of the school’s unique offerings and will have a chance to ask questions to members of the respective school administration.

The Greenwich Public Schools offer choice to Greenwich families who may wish to apply to any of the District’s four elementary magnet schools and one middle school magnet program.

School choice provides opportunities to attend a school with programs that may be particular interest.

School choice also provides the District with a means of balancing enrollment among its schools on a voluntary basis rather than by mandating school attendance area changes.

Magnet Application Guidelines Packets are available on the GPS website at:

All Greenwich Public Elementary and Middle Schools, including magnets, teach the same curriculum and provide the same basic support service programs.

Hamilton Avenue School, Preschool-Grade 5, re-opened in 2015 as the District’s first STEM school, while also embracing the arts through its Suzuki Violin program for Preschool to fifth grade students.

The International School at Dundee, Grades K-5, is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School and the District’s first magnet school, opening in 2000.

Julian Curtiss School, Grades K-5, is a magnet school of World Languages since 2003. Students attending represent 60 Countries and speak 30 languages.

Julian Curtiss offers the choice of learning either Spanish or French in grades K-5. New Lebanon School, Preschool-Grade 5, is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school and has been a magnet school since 2009. Western Middle School, Grades 6-8, re-opened as a magnet school in 2013 and is currently offering an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) magnet program/theme.