About Magnet Schools

Stamford has a total of 13 elementary schools, five of which are magnet programs. There are 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. 

Please note: Elementary Magnet application deadline was November 15, 2019. 

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 Inter-District 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 2020-21, Strawberry Hill will include grades K-5.  As an Inter-District Magnet School, Strawberry Hill will invite students from Stamford and the surrounding towns. 

Elementary Applications:

  • Now closed.
  • Ahora cerrado

Middle Magnet Applications:

  • Rogers grades 6,7 and 8
    • Now closed
    • Ahora cerrado
  • Scofield is a magnet middle school and enrolls students from all parts of Stamford by a lottery process.  The deadline for submitting Scofield Magnet School Lottery applications is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. 
    • Now closed.
    • Ahora cerrado

Please note: If  you are interested in applying to both Rogers and Scofield for middle school,  you must complete two separate applications.

High School Magnet Applications:

  • AITE is an inter-district magnet high school and enrolls students from all parts of Stamford and the surrounding towns by a lottery process.
    • Now closed
    • Ahora cerrado

Important Dates

  • Elementary Magnet School Lottery
    • The deadline for submitting Elementary Magnet School Lottery applications was 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019. 
    • The lottery drawing was Monday, December 16, 2019 and acceptances are due on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
  • Elementary Magnet School Orientation Dates
    • Hart
      • Wednesday, October 16th from 1:00  to 2:30 PM.  
      • Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 PM.
    • Rogers
      • Wednesday, October 16th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM
      • Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 PM
    • Toquam
      • Wednesday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
      • Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00 PM
    • Westover
      • Wednesday, October 23rd from 9:30 to 11:00 AM
      • Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 PM
    • Strawberry Hill
      • Tuesday, October 22nd from10:00 to 11:30 AM
      • Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 PM
    • Central Office - 4th Floor Patio Cafe at 888 Washington Boulevard - Government Center
      • Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 PM

Magnet School Lottery

  • The deadline for submitting Elementary Magnet School Lottery applications was 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019. 
  • The lottery drawing was Monday, December 16, 2019 and acceptances are due on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Rogers Magnet Middle School Orientation Dates

  • Wednesday, October 16th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 PM

Scofield Magnet School Lottery

  • The deadline for submitting Scofield Magnet School Lottery applications is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. 
  • The lottery drawing is Monday, March 16, 2020 and acceptances are due on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
  • Scofield Magnet School Orientation Dates
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
      • 10:00 a.m.
      • 7:00 pm
  • AITE Magnet School Lottery
    • The deadline for submitting AITE Magnet School Lottery applications was 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Janary 15, 2020. 
    • The lottery drawing is Monday, February 3, 2020 and acceptances are due on Thursday, February 20,2020.
  • AITE Open House Dates
    • Saturday, November 9th
      • Presentation 1 from 9:30 to  10:30 am
      • Presentation 2 from 10:30 to11:30 am
    • Saturday, December 7th
      • Presentation 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 am
      • Presentation 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Tuesday, December 17th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    • All sessions are followed by a tour of the building.

 

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