North Haven-based Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) is excited to announce that ACES Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School (WIMS) will return to its original location at 670 Wintergreen Ave. in Hamden. WIMS opened in this location in 1998 and moved out in 2019 when Hamden decided to use the space for programming. The magnet school then relocated to 88 Bassett Road in North Haven, previously utilized as the North Haven campus for Gateway Community College.
ACES anticipates beginning the 2023-2024 school year in the Wintergreen Avenue location. “The building will provide our students with opportunities that enhance learning and promote enriched arts learning," said Dr. Thomas Danehy, ACES executive director.
ACES Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School is a K-8 school that serves more than 600 students primarily from Hamden, Meriden, New Haven, Wallingford and Waterbury, as well as from other districts within New Haven County.
In 2022, 65 percent of the Grade 8 students promoted were accepted to private high schools, Connecticut Vocational and Technical high schools, and New Haven Magnet high schools. In October of the same year, ACES earned a 5-year Magnet School Assistance Program grant that will allow for significant investments in its Arts Integration theme.
Students will work side by side with resident artists in developing the creative part of their brains. By utilizing a creative, experimental method of teaching, Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School will develop thinkers who can use their strengths to explore their varied interests.
ACES WIMS will host an Open House at 670 Wintergreen Ave., Friday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
For more information, go to aces.org.