Achievement First
Amistad High School

580 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Transportation

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

Phone

203-772-1092

Fax

203-772-1784


Opened: August 2006 (with ninth graders)
Grades: 9-12
Number of Students in 2020-21 : 741
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Specials: Art, financial literacy, music, spoken word and more.
Extracurriculars: Dance, music, robotics, sports, and more.

“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

  • Simon Obas

    Simon Obas

    Simon Obas is the principal of Achievement First Amistad High. Dr. Obas started his career in education at AF Amistad High and AF Bridgeport Academy Middle after graduating from Johnson C. Smith University, where he majored in Political Science. Dr. Obas went on to earn his master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in urban education from Fordham University. Prior to returning to AF, he worked as an instructional fellow at Brownsville Collegiate Charter. Previously, Dr. Obas was the dean of students at KIPP NYC College Prep High School and the founding assistant principal of school culture at the Charter High School for Law and Social Justice in the Bronx. He’s also a native of Connecticut and a published author.

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