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2022-23 NPS School Choice (Lotteries)

NPS School Choice

PreK through middle school students can take advantage of magnet programs focused on language, character, college and career readiness, and visual and performing arts. NPS also prides itself on neighborhood schools, which build community and offer their own unique programs and educational opportunities. NPS high school programs offer a wide variety of opportunities from hands-on industry experience to earning a college degree and health certifications, and engaging with counterparts globally.

NPS High School Choice

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Norwalk High School 

A community of students, teachers, administrators and families, NHS embraces its diversity and encourages intellectual curiosity. Each day, students are challenged to become knowledgeable, ethical citizens capable of making independent and collaborative decisions in real-world settings.

No application needed. 

Brien McMahon High School 

Home of the Senators, Brien McMahon High School brings students, families and staff together to support a positive and inclusive school culture. One of the school's key strengths is its diverse student base creating a rich learning environment. 

No application needed. 

Marine Science Academy at McMahon

Students learn to apply techniques and technology in this diverse field. Hands-on field experiences are available through local apprenticeships.

Digital Media & Communications Academy at Norwalk High

Working with industry partners, DMCA provides a hands-on approach, enabling students to master industry standard computer programs. Students also have the opportunity to earn college credits through Quinnipiac University for specific courses.

McMahon Healthcare Academy

Through Norwalk Community College and Norwalk Hospital, students earn certifications as emergency medical technicians, phlebotomy assistants and patient care technicians.

International Baccalaureate Program & Diploma at McMahon

This comprehensive and rigorous two-year, preuniversity course of study is highly regarded by colleges and universities. Those graduating with IB diplomas have a 22 percent higher college acceptance rate.

Center for Global Studies

An inter-district magnet school located at BHMS, students study Chinese, Japanese and Middle Eastern languages and culture, with a focus on global mindedness. Students participate in two-week study tours to destinations across the globe.

P-TECH Norwalk

P-TECH Norwalk is Connecticut’s first 9-14 early college high school. Through a partnership with IBM and Norwalk Community College (NCC), scholars earn a high school diploma, have the potential to graduate with an industry- recognized applied associate degree in Software Engineering, Web Development, or Mobile Programming within a six year time frame, and gain relevant workplace exposure.

NPS Elementary School Choice

First annual Elementary School Choice Fair coming early 2022!

Please stay tuned for more information!

Brookside Montessori Primary Program

Based on self-directed activity, the Montessori style of education focuses on hands-on learning and collaborative play.

Norwalk Early Childhood Center

An innovative program for both typical students and students with special needs, NECC supports development through academic, cognitive, emotional, language, physical and creative activities.

Tracey Magnet School

The only school in the state to earn the title of National School of Character in 2019 by, Tracey students leave their “PRINT” on all that they achieve: Problem solving, Respect, Integrity, Being Neighborly and Taking Responsibility.

Columbus Magnet School

This intra-district K-8 magnet program is based on the progressive Bank Street and H.O.T. (Higher Order Thinking) models. Students strive for academic excellence through hands-on, integrated units of study and arts infusion.

Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School

A full immersion dual language school, teachers plan and coordinate instructional programs in a team teaching environment at each grade level: one instructs in English, and the other in Spanish.

Wolfpit Elementary School

An arts-centered focus provides students with the opportunity to have an integrated arts education, while engaging in rigorous learning practices. This theme offers those students with an interest in visual and performing arts the skills they need to continue on the arts trajectory in middle school and beyond.