Magnet Schools

Stamford Public Schools has a total of 13 elementary schools which includes one K-6 and one K-8 school, five of which are magnet programs. Stamford has five middle schools and three high schools. One middle and one high school are magnet schools.  Stamford's magnet schools offer educational choices to parents through innovative programs of theme-based instruction. All other schools enroll students based on residence. Details about each school's programs are available on the individual school websites. 

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General Magnet Information

  • Hart, Toquam, Westover, and Scofield Magnet Middle School are local magnet schools and enroll students from all parts of Stamford by a lottery process.
  • Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE), Rogers International School and Strawberry Hill, an extension of Rogers International, are Interdistrict Magnet Schools and invite students from Stamford and the surrounding towns. Strawberry Hill opened in September 2016 and enrolled students in kindergarten and grade one, with one grade added each year thereafter. In 2022-2023, Strawberry Hill will include grades K-7. Rogers and Strawberry Hill have preferred areas for admission (see below). 

For a full description of the Stamford Public Schools Magnet Lottery School Application process please click the link on the left to read our SPS Board of Education Policy on Magnet Schools. Lottery applications will be available beginning Wednesday, September 15, 2021. All orientation meetings will be held virtually. All applications submitted by the published deadlines will be included in the lottery draw. This lottery does not operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Elementary, K-7, and K-8 Magnet Applications:

The lottery will remain open until 4:00p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021
 
  • Click the link below to apply to Hart, Toquam, Westover, Rogers International grades K-5, and/or Strawberry Hill grades K-5.
    • Elementary School Lottery Application
    • Solicitud de lotería de escuela primaria magnet
  • Click the link below to apply for Rogers International grades 6-8 and/or Strawberry Hill grades 6-7.
    • Rogers (Grades 6-8 and/or Strawberry Hill (Grades 6-7) Middle School Application
    • Solicitud de lotería de la escuela Rogers Middle (6-8) / Strawberry Hill (Grades 6-7)

Middle Magnet Application:

The lottery will remain open until 4:00p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Middle School Applicants please note: If  you are interested in applying to Strawberry Hill (Grades 6-7) or Rogers (Grades 6-8) they are both included in the Elementary Lottery Application. If you are interested in applying to Scofield for middle school,  you must complete a separate application for Scofield. The deadline to complete applications for Strawberry Hill Grades 6-7 and Rogers Grades 6-8 is Monday, November 15, 2021. The deadline to apply to Scofield is Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

High School Magnet Application:

The lottery will remain open until Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • AITE is an inter-district magnet high school and enrolls students from all parts of Stamford and the surrounding towns by a lottery process. The deadline for submitting AITE School Lottery applications is Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4:00p.m. 

Important Dates

  • Elementary Magnet School Lottery Important Dates
    • The deadline for submitting Elementary Magnet School Lottery applications is at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021. 
    • The lottery drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 and acceptances are due on Tuesday January 18, 2022.
  • Elementary Magnet School Orientation Dates
  • Middle Magnet School Lottery Important Dates for Strawberry Hill (Grades 6-7) and Rogers International (Grades 6-8)
    • The deadline for submitting Middle Magnet School Lottery applications for Strawberry Hill (Grades 6-7) and Rogers International (Grades 6-8) is at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021. 
    • The lottery drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 and acceptances are due on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
  • Middle Magnet School Lottery Important Dates for Scofield
    • The deadline for submitting Scofield Magnet School Lottery applications is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 
    • The lottery drawing is Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and acceptances are due on Monday, April 18, 2022.
    • To view the recorded orientation click here
  • Middle Magnet School Lottery Orientation Dates
  • High School Magnet School Lottery Important Dates for AITE
    • The deadline for submitting AITE Magnet School Lottery applications is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. 
    • The lottery drawing wiill be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and acceptances are due on Monday, February 28, 2022.
  • High School Magnet School Lottery Orientation Dates
    • AITE
      • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:00p.m.
      • To view the recorded orientation click here
      • AITE School Website

 

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