The Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) at New Haven was established in 2008. It was created with a very special purpose: to educate and train the next generation of engineers, scientists, and leaders.
ESUMS has maintained high standards since its opening, and students are set up for success with advanced courses in math and science. Students are accepted based on entry into a lottery, and class sizes are under 100. ESUMS holds a very diverse student body, with students from many towns around the New Haven area.
The partnership between the University of New Haven (UNH) and ESUMS is aimed at leveraging the strengths of UNH in engineering, science and education to enhance the math, science and engineering programs at ESUMS and provide early exposure of ESUMS students to engineering and science. The engineering curriculum currently used at ESUMS is based on Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national program that forms partnerships among public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologist graduates in the US. UNH is the affiliate university for PLTW in the state of Connecticut providing teacher training, PLTW certification for CT schools, college credit for students, graduate college credit, and professional development for teachers, including those at ESUMS.
UNH supports ESUMS student by offering grants to pay for half of the tuition at UNH for students who choose to attend. Lower-income students may be eligible for full tuition scholarships to UNH. Additionally, qualified ESUMS students are permitted to take college courses at UNH for free prior to graduation from ESUMS.
Additional information is available at the following links:
- UNH-ESUMS Task Force/Advisory Board
- 6th Grade Visit to UNH
- Girls' STEM Day
- Engineering and Science Summer Experience
- UNH Classes for ESUMS Students (STEP Program)
Rendition of the ESUMS School to be Built on the UNH Campus: