Next year, Columbus Magnet School will enter its second year of expansion to a K-8 school. A seventh grade will be added in the 2018/2019 school year, and an eighth grade in 2019-20.
Columbus Magnet School is a Norwalk Public School that offers a Progressive Bank Street/H.O.T. (Higher Order Thinking) model. Columbus’ mission is to develop passionate, lifelong learners who strive for academic excellence by cultivating their creativity and imagination through hands-on, integrated units of study and arts infusion. The academic, social, and emotional development of each child is fostered while building a caring and respectful community that celebrates diversity.
Columbus Magnet School is now accepting lottery applications for next school year. Children who are residents of Norwalk and are entering Kindergarten through Seventh Grade are eligible to apply. Applications will be distributed during evening information meetings and daytime guided tours of the school. Once completed, applications may be submitted in person or mailed to Columbus Magnet School. Deadline for all applications is Thursday, March 15, 2018. This year’s lottery will be drawn on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
To learn more about Columbus’ Progressive Bank Street/HOT model and receive a lottery application, parents are encouraged to attend one of two evening Information Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 and Thursday, March 1, both at 6:00 pm in the school library. The March 1 evening meeting will be a bilingual presentation. Daytime guided tours are also offered during the application period. Reservations are required. Tour Dates are:
Tuesday, February 6, 10 am
Tuesday, February 13, 10 am
Thursday, March 1, 10 am
Thursday, March 9, 10 am
Tuesday, March 13, 10 am
Columbus Magnet School is located at 46 Concord Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854. For additional information on the Lottery Process, the Information Meeting, or to make a tour reservation, please contact Parent Coordinator Terry Lakin at email@example.com or call the school office at (203) 899-2840.