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 application period for the 2020-2021 school year was October 1, 2019 through January 3, 2020. The application period for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed.
The application period for the 2021-2022 school year will open October 1, 2020.

Q: How and where do I submit the application?
A: Applications are completed and submitted on line. The application period for the 2021-2022 school year will open on October 1, 2020, through early January 2021. Paper applications are available for families without internet access.

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: 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.

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