|Waterbury Arts Magnet School|
16 South Elm Street
|School type||Public Magnet School|
|Motto||arts= Achieve Respect Trust and Succeed|
|School district||Waterbury Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Kathleen Ouellette|
|Principal||Lauren F. Elias|
|Average class size||28|
|Classes offered||Academics and Arts|
|Hours in school day||6 hours and 30 minutes|
|Communities served||Waterbury, Naugatuck, Plymouth/Terryville, Region 15, Thomaston, Wolcott|
The Waterbury Arts Magnet School is a public middle/high school located in downtown Waterbury, Connecticut. The school offers students a demanding core curriculum, including six Advanced Placement classes supplemented by numerous performing and visual arts course offerings. The school opened in 2004 alongside the newly renovated Palace Theater, to which the school is granted limited access for assemblies and performances. Prominent features of the school include various performance spaces, state of the art music labs, a state of the art television studio, and a broad use of modern technologies throughout the entire learning environment.
The Waterbury Arts Magnet School serves eight hundred and twenty students in grades six through twelve from towns throughout the Greater Waterbury area, including Waterbury, Middlebury, Southbury, Naugatuck, Wolcott, Thomaston and Plymouth. Any student from a participating town may apply to the school. Admission is based upon the results of a lottery.
The middle school wing of the Waterbury Arts Magnet School consists of grades 6-8. Most of the classes for middle school students are chosen for them, allowing them limited choice in their preferred area of arts. The years are a time of exploring the different types of arts, mainly theater, dance, music, and world language classes.
The high school wing of the Waterbury Arts Magnet School consists of grades 9-12. High school students have more options in choosing their desired arts classes.
Art classes offered at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School include:
Sports are not offered at the school; however, students can participate in their district schools