Welcome to the website for High School in the Community (HSC), a magnet school for leadership, social justice, public policy and service! We are known as "the small school for students who want to do big things," and our goal is to help all students grow into the leaders our families and communities need. Our students serve as leaders of their own learning both here at HSC and in off-campus courses through our neighboring colleges and universities. They gain experience working with dozens of nonprofits and organizations right out our doors in downtown New Haven. They start their own campaigns and efforts to solve local problems, travel to foreign countries to examine global issues from new perspectives while collaborating side by side with staff daily to design and build a school fit for the 21st century.
HSC has a unique relationship with the New Haven Federation of Teachers, which serves as the operator of the school and provides management oversight and broad support towards our mission. Our teachers are passionate, empowered to make decisions as professionals that move the work of the school ever forward. Their voice and ethos animates what we do here as they strive for greatness in their teaching craft and for success for all students.
Please use this website as a place to learn about our school and what we do. For prospective students and families, explore and find out if HSC might be a place for you. Use the "Meet Us" menu above to get more info and schedule a tour! Current members of our HSC family can utilize this site as a way to get all the best we have to offer: connect with staff, learn about upcoming events, familiarize yourself with our activities and culture. We are small, but we have an amazing array of opportunities to learn and grow. Welcome one and all!