It’s Time to Apply for Greenwich Schools Magnet Programs for 2018-19

Greenwich Schools offer the choice of applying to 4 District elementary magnet schools and one middle school magnet program.

School choice provides opportunities to attend a school with programs that may be of particular interest to a family and/or an individual student.

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.

The Magnet School Application guidelines packet will be available in January 2018 on the GPS website at

The deadline for Magnet Applications for the 2018-2019 school year is February 9, 2018.

All Greenwich Public Magnet Schools teach the same curriculum and provide the same support services as every other public elementary and middle school in Greenwich.

Hamilton Avenue School, Preschool-Grade 5 Hamilton Avenue School re-opened in 2015 as the District’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) school.

The International School at Dundee (ISD), 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 30 Languages, in 1 Great School. JCS offers the choice of learning either Spanish or French in grades K-5.

New Lebanon School, Grades K-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 as an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme.

Sofia Mori, Natalia Poveda Guzman, Sabrina Andrade

Sofia Mori, Natalia Poveda Guzman, and Sabrina Andrade with Gordon Beinstein at Western Middle School, Dec 6, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Magnet School open house schedule, Jan 2018

Magnet School open house schedule, Jan 2018

See also:

Taking a Measure of the Success at Western Middle School with Principal Gordon Beinstein

PHOTOS: Long Awaited Groundbreaking for “New” New Lebanon School Marks a New Beginning

Julian Curtiss School 5th Graders Teach Greenwich Police, Fire and GEMS Mindfulness Techniques


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