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The deadline for lottery applications has passed, but interested families and those new to New London in grades K – 12 should still enter online applications. All applications will now be added to the New London Public Schools applicant pool lists.  Please click on the below link to apply.

To learn more about creating an account to apply, please read the instructions or view the video below.


How to create an account:


  1. Please access the link provided by the school (i.e.
  2. Click on the "Sign up" option.
  3. Enter your email or phone number twice followed by your password. Then click on the "Let's do this" button.

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Need a computer to apply? Please reach out to the school's main office or the district's Welcome Center. We encourage you to apply online, but should you need a paper application, please contact the 
Magnet Office at 860-444-3185 or by email


Frequently Asked Questions

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM Pathway schools offer a comprehensive, integrated educational program with a focus on preparing students for the 21st Century. Rigorous academics are combined with STEM curriculum that is delivered through an inquiry-based approach which challenges students to become problem solvers, innovators, and inventors who are ready to become the leaders of tomorrow’s industry. Opportunities for experiential learning are provided through a wide array of community partners which brings STEM to life throughout Southeastern CT – the classrooms are not limited to within the four walls of the schools. Students are engaged through a stimulating curriculum that integrates the 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity which leads to success academically and socially as students move towards a goal of pursuing higher education or a career in a STEM field after graduation.

Our STEM schools:

Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Pathway schools offer a comprehensive, integrated Pathways Graphiceducational program, in and through the arts.  Rigorous academics are combined with an arts curriculum that includes vocal and instrumental music, visual art, dance, theatre, creative writing, and interdisciplinary arts. Using the HOT Schools approach of strong arts, arts integration and democratic practice, we collaborate with arts partners from throughout the region to offer a challenging academic program responsive to every student’s interests and needs. An education built on creative expression enables students to perceive, interpret, analyze, invent and create in ways directly aligned with Common Core Standards and 21st century skills. Engaging students as confident and active citizens, critical and creative thinkers, and makers and consumers of the arts prepare our students for the college or career of their choice.

Our Visual & Performing Arts schools:

Language and Culture Pathway

Students in the Language and Culture Pathway will graduate high school with the tools they need to communicate, understand, and excel in a multicultural world through study of more than one language and cultural understanding.

K-5: C.B. Jennings Elementary School offers an exciting and innovative Dual Language and FLES magnet school theme offered to New London residents. Dual Language is an enrichment program that allows students to learn a second language through academic content.  Students in the Dual Language Program receive classroom instruction, including reading, writing, science, social studies, and math, in English and Spanish. Students spend 50% of their day in both languages.  Jennings’ Dual Language teachers are highly trained in second language acquisition and special instructional strategies are used to make the content understandable.

It is recommended that students enter the Dual Language Program in Kindergarten or grade 1. Due to the rigor of the program, it is difficult to enter students, after grade 1, who have no Spanish language ability. If your child does have Spanish language ability and you would like for them to be considered for available slots beyond the first grade, please contact Ms. Daisy Torres to discuss enrollment, at (860) 439-7810.

Students in the FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School) Program receive classroom instruction in English while taking Spanish as a foreign language class. Students learn basic communication, culture and technology through critical-thinking skills. FLES classes are taught by a certified World Language Teacher and is available to students in grades K–5. 

6-12: Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, students are encouraged to continue their studies in the Dual Language Program at the middle school level as sixth graders. Course schedules for students will include content classes in both Spanish and English and elective classes with their peers.  By the end of 8th grade, students may be eligible to receive advance high school credit in Spanish, allowing students to enroll in Advanced Placement classes in high school earlier or an opportunity to become trilingual and study a third language.

Students not enrolled in the Dual Language Program at the middle school level may continue their foreign language and culture study in Spanish through the World Language Program.  Students will have the opportunity to complete a high school level 1 Spanish class by the end of 8th grade. Students who successfully pass the level 1 final exam will be placed in a level 2 Spanish class as ninth graders. French is also available at the high school level. 

Our Language and Culture school:

Please visit our Magnet School Admissions page to learn more about each school.

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