January is Time for Greenwich Public Schools Magnet Open Houses

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Greenwich has four 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 and provides a means of balancing enrollment among its schools on a voluntary basis.

The Magnet School Application Guidelines Packet will be posted to the Greenwich Public Schools web site by the end of December.

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.

NEW! STEM at Hamilton Avenue School Preschool-5 This will be the district’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) school, beginning in 2015-2016. STEM education can ignite interest and develop the skills and knowledge that prepares students for expanding career opportunities.

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 1.40.08 PMAs a Phase I Digital Learning Environment school, with an existing Science Lab and television studio, Hamilton Avenue School is well positioned to launch the STEM theme. Offering a magnet program in a state-of-the-art building, new in 2009, Hamilton Ave School will also continue to provide preschool classes, World Language instruction (Spanish) in grades K-5, Suzuki violin instruction in PreK-5, and smaller class sizes in grades K-1. Students will begin to experience inquiry-based instruction in the 2015-2016, year one of a multi-year implementation plan, with the expectation that teachers will be fully trained and proficient in delivering STEM/inquiry-based instruction by 2017-2018.

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

Julian Curtiss School K-5 has been a magnet school of World Languages since 2003. At Julian Curtiss, students represent 60 Countries and 30 Languages. The school offers the choice of Spanish or French in grades K-5.

New Lebanon School K-5 is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school and has been a magnet school since 2009.

Western Middle School 6-8 re-opened as a magnet school in 2013 as an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme.


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