Maloney/Rotella Lottery Information (Lottery Starts February 1, 2018)

Parents must apply online at this site:

Note:  If you don’t use this link, please be sure to include ‘waterbury’ when you type the web address.  If you don’t, you will be directed to the wrong site.

Admission for all students is based on a lottery system. There is no tuition. Students residing in Waterbury and the participating districts of Wolcott, Thomaston, and Plymouth/Terryville are eligible to apply.

Students from other towns may also apply, although bus transportation is not provided and there must be vacant seats in specific grade levels left over from the participating districts. 

Also, please note that there is no bus transportation provided for Waterbury Pre-K students for Rotella and Maloney Schools.

Lottery application period for 2018-19 school year:

Thursday, February 1st 2018 @ 8:00 am through Wednesday, February 28th 2018 @ 3:00 pm.

Our lottery will be for Pre-K 4 (age 4) through Grade 5.

Pre-K students must have been born in the year 2014 to be eligible for Pre-K 4 classes. 

If you are from Waterbury and applying for Kindergarten, you must also register at the Family Intake Center (in case your child does not get into the magnet school).

Lottery drawing will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Rotella Magnet School.  It is not open to the public.  Lottery numbers will not be issued at this time.  Applicants will be notified of their wait list number via mail (week of March 26th).

Student is eligible for a seat only in the grade they apply for.  Please be sure application information is correct before submitting.

If there are any questions regarding the lottery applications or process, please contact Rotella or Maloney directly.

Parents must apply online at this site:

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Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: 203.574.8120

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