On the first day of school New Haven Public Schools welcomed 21,922 kids back into the classroom with the help of many community partners. More than 300 buses hit the road bringing students from all across New Haven as well as surrounding suburbs to school. New Haven teachers, principals, staff, families and community partners are coming together to give all kids a chance to rise to success in college, career and life. School Change 2.0 is about raising the bar for all of our students and taking collective responsibility for their success.

View photos of the First Days of School on the NHPS Flickr page
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The City Parent Team (CPT) is meeting on Thursday, Sept 10th @ 5pm to Empower Parents!

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Come meet the individuals who can help us bring change!



There will be a Board of Education Meeting held today, Monday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium of the John S. Martinez Magnet School at 100 James Street, New Haven, CT.
To view the Board Meeting agenda, click here.
To view the action items, click here.


New Haven Public Schools: 

  • Record New Haven Promise Scholars: 253 New Haven graduates received Promise scholarships to push them toward success in college, career, and life. We are proud of the accomplishments of our youth and encourage them to keep rising! To read the story in the New Haven Independent, click here.


  • NHPS Kindergarten Canvass: In a joint effort to ensure New Haven Public School families are prepared to start their kindergartners off right, volunteers fanned out across city neighborhoods for the third annual citywide Kindergarten Canvass, knocking on doors and welcoming families with incoming kindergarten students. New Haven Public Schools, the City of New Haven, and the United Way of Greater New Haven received major support from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Comcast, and UBS Financial Services Inc. to make this possible. To read the New Haven Register, click here.


  • NHPS Summer Food Program: Another great summer! Breakfast, lunch and supper served at over 70 sites in New Haven and Hamden and with our Food Truck (thanks United Way) and our Food Buses (thanks First Student). Great job by Gail Sharry our Director, Krima Bird leading the action in Central Kitchen, and all the Local 217, 3144, 884 and 287 workers who prepared, delivered, served and managed the effort with a smile!  


  • Elm City Believes: CFO, Victor de la Paz encouraged students to enjoy the excitement built up around heading back to school at the Elm City Believes Back to School Rally. Elm City Communities Housing Authority of New Haven, New Haven Fire Dept., New Haven Police Dept, and many other community partners invested to ensure students had fun on inflatable bouncers, meeting Henna the NHPD canine, exploring a fire engine, tossing a ball with NHPS officers or stuffing their bellies with sweet cotton candy and popcorn. The students received free backpacks and supplies for the upcoming school year. To view Instagram coverage, click here.


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The 2015 New Haven Promise Scholars’ annual celebration honored 253 New Haven Promise Scholars with $2.2 million in scholarship, a record number since the beginning of the scholarship in 2011. The celebration included words of encouragement and support from former scholars and success stories like Jordy Padilla and Davon Myles who spoke to the value of taking advantage of internships offered through the Promise Program.
New Haven Public Schools is proud of the strong partnership with New Haven Promise to support and better ensure our graduates success in college, career, and life. Together, we have opened the doors of promise and invested in creating a better tomorrow for the lives of our graduates.
To read the New Haven Independent coverage, click here