THINK CRITICALLY. BE RESPONSIBLE. GET INVOLVED.
Grade Levels: 9 - 12
School Population: approx. 250
New Haven Academy was founded in 2003 as a state-approved Interdistrict Magnet School and part of the New Haven Public Schools. We are modeled after The Institute for Collaborative Education (ICE), a New York City School. NHA's founders, Greg Baldwin and Meredith Gavrin worked at the ICE in its early years, helping to develop its policies and program.
» 100% college acceptance in our first 4 graduating classes
» A rigorous academic program of math, science, history, literature, and Spanish language study that emphasizes hands-on learning and critical thinking
»College Bound program that includes college exploration activities beginning in ninth grade and a College Bound Seminar class for all eleventh and twelfth grade students
» Partnerships with Quinnipiac University that enables juniors and seniors to enroll in undergraduate courses for college credit
» An Early College program with Gateway Community College that ensures credit-bearing college experience for all NHA students and successful preparation for college-level math and writing, as measured by the Accuplacer© Test
» A thoughtful approach to career exploration that includes job shadow days
» A written "Life Plan," presented orally to a panel, as a graduation requirement for each senior
» A magnet program, Facing History and Ourselves, engages students in complex studies of prejudice reduction, social justice and participation in democracy
» A required Social Action Project: an independently designed and executed project that helps to solve a social issue or community problem
» 10 hours of community service per year (students are expected to earn 2.5 hours per quarter)
The Advisory Program serves to promote positive relationships within the school community. New Haven Academy students each have an academic advisor and belong to an advisory group. Advisors oversee student's academic life, assist advisees in planning and developing learning goals, and communicate with teachers and parents to discuss progress in school.