Become a Student

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Do you want to define your path? Raise your voice? Shape your future? Change the world? Common Ground might be right for you. Watch a video. Fill out an interest form. Come for a visit.

Common Ground’s High School Lottery is closed but we are adding names to our waitlist

Click this link to complete an application to be added to our wait list for Fall enrollment:  Wait list application and interest form

Looking for a high school where you can grow into your full potential, that will get you ready for college and life after high school? Looking for leadership opportunities, authentic challenges, and the chance to blaze your own path? Want to help make our world more just and sustainable? Find all this — and an exceptional free public education — at Common Ground!

Do YOU want to learn more?
Join us for an OPEN HOUSE, Open to the public, No RSVP necessary
Saturday, Jan 25 10AM -12PM
Wednesday, Feb 12 5PM – 7PM

Lottery application is open from Jan 15 – Feb 28
Lottery happens on Wednesday, March 4 @ 3PM.

Searching for an academically challenging, safe, welcoming option?

Students from New Haven and all Connecticut communities are eligible for enrollment at Common Ground. Come learn about our college going, leadership growing culture. Check the schedule below for upcoming Open Houses.

To get started …

Fill out this interest form and we will be in touch with you about coming to visit.

Want to see it in person?

Come see us at an upcoming open house, or spend a school day shadowing to get inside the classroom!


Contact Brian Kelahan at (203) 389-4333×1281 or to arrange a shadow opportunity and with questions.

Upcoming Open Houses
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Taylor and Mr. Kelahan in Common Ground’s new school building.