Elm City
College Preparatory
Middle School

403 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513





Opened: August 2004
Grades: 5-8
Hours: 8:25 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8:25 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday
Enrichment: Band, Dance, Physical Education, Theater (For 6th grade)
Extracurricular: Basketball, Running Club, Soccer, Step Team, Volleyball

“The strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

About Achievement First Elm City College Preparatory Middle School

Achievement First Elm City College Preparatory Middle School is a public charter school located in New Haven, CT. Serving students in 5th through 8th grade, our curriculum is designed to instill the skills and knowledge necessary for success in high school, college, and beyond.

School Leader

  • Tanesha Forman

    Tanesha Forman

    Tanesha Forman is the principal of Elm City College Preparatory Middle School. Tanesha started teaching in 2006 in her hometown of Miami, Florida. In 2010, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and became a founding literacy teacher at the first KIPP school in Florida. While at KIPP she served as a grade-level lead and helped 80% of students in the bottom quartile make significant learning gains on their state reading assessment. In 2015, she joined the Achievement First family as a teacher in the Greenfield model. In her time at AF, she has served as a grade-level chair, DEI lead, and academic dean. Tanesha wants all students to thrive and to do it in a way that allows their inner brilliance to shine.

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