Admissions FAQs

Q:  Does MSMHS require an entrance exam?
A:  MSMHS does not require an entrance exam.  Students are selected through an electronic lottery system that is held in January. The only necessary requirement is that the applicant is a resident of Connecticut and eligible to enter as a freshman.

Q:  Does MSMHS have an application deadline?
A:  Yes.  The recruitment period for the 2017-2018 school year was October 1, 2016 - January 6, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Q: How and where do I submit the application?
A:  Applications are submitted electronically on-line.  The application period for the 2018-2019 school year will open on October 1, 2017 through early January 6, 2018.

Q:  Does MSMHS offer CIAC athletics?
A:  MSMHS does not offer CIAC sports; students generally participate in CIAC sports in their sending district. MSMHS has a fencing team and a crew team. MSMHS offers a variety of co-curricular club activities that include: Debate, Interact, AP Seminar, Yearbook, Art, Unity Club, Yoga.

Q:  Can I earn college credit while at MSMHS?
A:  Absolutely.  MSMHS offers multiple AP and University of Connecticut ECE (Early College Experience) courses.

Q:  Does it cost anything to attend MSMHS?
A:  There is no cost to attend MSMHS. MSMHS is a public magnet school.

Q:  What is the typical class size?
A:  The average class size is 15-18 students per class.  The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

Q: Is transportation provided?
A:  According to the Connecticut State Department of Education, Public School Choice, the district where the school is located must provide  transportation for resident students.  Participating school districts are not required to provide transportation, but many do so.  Please check with the Board of Education in the town in which you live to inquire as to arrange/discuss transportation opportunities to MSMHS.