English Learners (EL)

New Haven Public Schools welcomes students and families from all kinds of backgrounds. We know that for some of our students, English is not their first language. As a school district, we offer different programs and services to help students build English language skills that will help them throughout their academic life, while still respecting, honoring and celebrating their primary language.
We follow official State of Connecticut procedures for assessing and identifying English language learners. Staff members are available in the Bilingual Office on the 8th floor of the Board of Education, 54 Meadow Street, to answer questions. You can also call 203-946-8685 to speak to someone about bilingual services.