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Thank you for your interest in our Achievement First (AF) New Haven schools! Our AF New Haven schools are part of the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) Choice Lottery Placement process.  The lottery deadline for the 2024-2025 school year was March 1, 2024 and the lottery was run on March 29, 2024.

We still have kindergarten seats available for the 2024-2025 school year!

If you missed the NHPS Choice Lottery enrollment deadline and are interested in our AF New Haven schools, please click here to be added to our internal AF Interest List and/or to submit any questions.

Important information:

  • Students must be New Haven residents to apply to the lottery for our AF New Haven schools.
  • Students entering kindergarten must turn five years old on or before September 1, 2024. *(Per recent CT State Legislation, students entering kindergarten must turn five years old on or before September 1, 2024, to be eligible for the 2024-2025 school year. *(This legislation requires schools to assess a child who does not meet the age requirement. If your child will be turning five between September 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024 and you are interested in enrolling your child in kindergarten at four years old, please be sure to enter click here to add your information to our AF Internal Interest List or email:
  • Bridgeport residents interested in enrolling in AF Amistad High, please visit our website page to apply.

Achievement First’s New Haven schools:

  • Amistad Academy Elementary & Middle (Grades K-8), 130 Edgewood Ave.
  • Elm City College Preparatory Elementary & Middle (Grades K-8) 407/403 James St.
  • AF Amistad High School (Grades 9-12), 580 Dixwell Ave,
    • Due to high demand, limited seats are available.

Visit A School

Currently, there are no school tours scheduled for our AF New Haven schools.  If you would like to be notified of upcoming school tours, please submit a request here or email our


Take a look at our schools!