NPS Magnet Schools Now Accepting Lottery Applications

NPS Magnet Schools Now Accepting Lottery Applications
Posted on 01/11/2019

The Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School and Columbus Magnet School are now accepting lottery applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Information sessions for both programs will take place starting in mid-January and will run throughout the next few months.


Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School:

  • Applications: Available online or from the school

  • Eligibility: Norwalk residents grades K-5

  • Final application deadline: March 8

  • Lottery drawing: April 11 at 6pm at Silvermine

  • Additional information: Dual language coordinator Damaris Cruz at 203.899.2950 ext. 44156 or


Columbus Magnet School:

  • Applications: Applications will be distributed after attending a mandatory evening informational session or daytime guided tour. Reservations required

  • Eligibility: Norwalk residents entering K-8  

  • Final application deadline: March 21

  • Lottery drawing: April 11 at 6pm at Columbus

  • Additional information: Parent Coordinator Terry Lakin at or call the school office 203.899.2840


A full immersion dual language school, Silvermine teachers plan and coordinate instructional programs in a team teaching environment at each grade level: one instructs in English, and the other in Spanish. Students zoned for Silvermine and siblings of current students have priority; however, an application must be submitted for all students.  


Columbus Magnet School offers families a Progressive Bank Street/H.O.T. (Higher Order Thinking) model of learning. The mission of the school 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.


Students may only apply for one NPS magnet school program. Duplicate applications will not be eligible for participation in either lottery. Separate applications must be completed for siblings. For questions or more information, please contact the school.