Admission Information

Open House & Tours

There will be several opportunities to visit Highville! Please stay tuned for open house dates! Two sessions will be available each scheduled day at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Application Deadline

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Admissions Lottery


Application Notifications


Reply Date


highville-charter-general-20151206-019Where do I send the application?

Mail the application to Highville Charter School, One Science Park, New Haven, CT 06511.

How does the Admissions Lottery work?

If applications exceed the available space, a public lottery will be held to determine admission priority.

How will I be notified?

Notification of admission status will be mailed to all applicant. Follow-up packets will be sent to admitted students; students not admitted will be informed of their wait list priority number as determined by the admissions lottery.

How do I have to notify the school concerning an intent to attend?

Intent to Attend forms must be returned to Highville. If the forms are not returned by the deadline, admission for that student is forfeited and an admission notice will be mailed to the next student on the waiting list.

Additional Information

Sibling Preference – In order to be enrolled under the sibling preference policy, students must share at least one (1) biological parent or must reside in the same residence with a shared legal guardian and all siblings must be enrolled on October 1 of the academic year.

Pre-K & Kindergarten

  • To apply for PreK-3, child must be 3-years-old on or before October 1 of the academic year and potty trained by the start of school.
  • To apply for PreK-4, child must be 4-years-old on or before October 1 of the academic year and potty trained by the start of school.
  • To apply for Kindergarten, child must be 5-years-old on or before October 1 of the academic year.

Lottery Results – If your child is selected for an enrollment seat through the lottery, you must register your child by the deadline date on the letter sent to you.

Grade Retention – In the event that a student was accepted and is retained at the end of the school year, the student will not be able to keep the enrollment seat. The application will be voided and the parent must complete a new application with the correct grade.

Waiting List – Students on the waiting list will be notified by mail immediately if space becomes available and they will have one week to return the intent to attend forms. If the enrollment forms are not returned then admission for that student is forfeited and an admission notice will be mailed to the next student on the waiting list. The waiting list will be maintained until October 31, of the academic year. After that date, the waiting list will be discontinued. You will need to reapply for the following school year.

Late Applications – Applications received after the deadline will be accepted but may not be processed until after the Lottery. All late applicants will be placed at the end of the waiting lists in the order they are received.

The Admission Process

  • Step 1 - Attend an Open House

    Attend one of the scheduled Open Houses to learn more about our school and to determine if Highville is the “right” school for your child(ren).  Attend a morning Open House if you wish to observe the classrooms. Visits to the classrooms at other times are discouraged, as we want to minimize disruption of regular classroom activities.

    Open Houses are held scheduled between January and April, with notifications posted our website.

  • Step 2 - Complete the Application

    Complete the lottery application. Once processed, Highville will notify you via a mailed postcard listing your child’s or children’s lottery number. Your address and phone numbers must be written clearly on your application. If your address or phone number(s) change at any time after you submit your application, notify our office. If you submit an application and we are unable to contact you, your application will be withdrawn from consideration.

  • Step 3 - Enrollment Notifications

    If your child is accepted, you will receive notification from Highville. If you accept placement for your child, you will be provided enrollment forms. Forms must be submitted within one week of placement notification, or the offer of enrollment will be withdrawn. If no response is received by the deadline provided, your placement will automatically be withdrawn without further notification.