Achievement First
Amistad High School

580 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511


Transportation is provided. Our school is also accessible by New Haven public bus.





Opened: August 2006 (with ninth graders)
Grades: 9-12
Number of Students in 2018-19: 666
Hours: 7:25 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 7:25 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday

“Home of the Wolves”

Achievement First Amistad High is focused on an important goal: 100% of students will be accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

How do we get there? We combine challenging courses and high expectations. We also make sure our students have access to all of the support that their wealthy and private school peers receive. Our support includes SAT prep, intensive college counseling and tutoring. Our classes help our students grow into leaders who not only listen to lessons, but also lead discussions and exchange ideas. Here, our students also grow as athletes, volunteers, leaders, and citizens of the world.  We are proud of our school’s strong extracurricular, varsity athletic and arts programs. And, we’re proud that our support extends beyond high school graduation.

High school counselors work closely with our alumni as they attend colleges including University of Connecticut, Yale University, Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, Stanford University, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania and many more. Learn more in our brochure or our college profile.

School Leader

  • Morgan Barth

    Morgan Barth

    Morgan Barth is the principal of AF Amistad High School. Mr. Barth and his family have lived in New Haven for many years, and he has had several roles at Achievement First since starting in 2004 as a 5th grade reading teacher at Elm City College Prep Middle. Most recently, Mr. Barth was the Regional Superintendent for a group of AF elementary and middle schools in Connecticut. Before that, he worked at the Connecticut State Department of Education where he led the Turnaround Office, supporting school improvement around the state. From 2011 – 2013, Mr. Barth was the principal of AF Bridgeport Academy Middle; in his two years there, the school was among the fastest improving in all of Connecticut. From 2008-2011, he served as principal of Elm City College Prep Elementary. During his time there, the school was ranked the # 1 school for African-American student achievement in the state of Connecticut. Mr. Barth grew up in New York City and began his teaching career as a Teach for America Corps Member in rural Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta. He holds a certificate from the superintendent’s program the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education, a master’s degree in education administration from National Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College.

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