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 We are accepting 6-10th grade applications to the New London Magnet School for Visual & Performing Arts for the 2019-20 school year!

Families can still submit applications for the current school year applicant pool and will receive a SchoolMint message if a spot becomes available
. Click here for more information.

Current 8th grade families:

All current Arts Magnet 8th grade students will automatically  have a seat in our 9th grade.  Any seats not reserved will be opened up to lottery applicants who do not currently attend the school.

Overview of the Arts Pathway

Arts Magnet School’s design will fulfill its Mission and Vision as well as Connecticut’s goal that “all students graduate and are prepared for lifelong learning and careers in a competitive, global economy.” Therefore, Arts Magnet School is in a unique position to provide “a rigorous, literacy-based curriculum linked to authentic, real-life experiences; performance-based assessments; a school climate in which personal and social responsibility is practiced; and school-business partnerships that offer students tangible knowledge and experience.”

Academic Achievement

Students who attend our Arts Pathway schools experience an academic program where rigorous academics are infused through the arts. Using the HOT Schools model of strong arts, arts integration and democratic practice, our students are exposed to and immersed in the arts including vocal and instrumental music, visual art, dance, theatre, media arts, and interdisciplinary arts. 

Community Partnerships

Visiting artists and local organizations bring professional rigor to the arts programming. These partners include: Spark Makerspace, Expressiones Cultural Arts Center, Lyman Allyn Museum, Garde Arts Center, Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Flock Theatre, and HOT Schools Master Teaching Artists.

Educational Approach

Arts Magnet School’s theme includes these core elements (click on one to learn more):

Rigorous education through authentic learning
HOT Schools Approach
Strong Arts
Arts Integration
Democratic Practice
Higher-Order Thinking Skills
Community Engagement, Partnerships & Outreach

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