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Admission to WAMS

WAMS Lottery Information

Thank you for considering the unique educational environment of Waterbury Arts Magnet School for your child. WAMS is an inter-district school that accepts students from Middlebury, Naugatuck, Plymouth, Southbury, Terryville, Thomaston, Waterbury and Wolcott.

Each year WAMS admits new incoming students for each grade, depending upon the availability of open slots. Students are selected based on a fair, random lottery, which ensures all students have an equal opportunity to enroll. Students that are not selected are placed on a waiting list.

If you have questions regarding the application, lottery or wait list process please contact Kim Effes at 203-346-3519 or keffes@waterbury.k12.ct.us.


The WAMS online application for the 2020-2021 school year closed Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm.




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Waterbury Arts Magnet School
16 South Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06706
Phone: 203.573.6300

Fax: 203.573.6325