Join us at the 2023 Hartford Public Schools Education Expo!

An in-person opportunity to explore the unique school options and discover all that Hartford Public Schools offers! Engage with staff, learn about our extracurricular activities, and find out how we prepare our students for college and career. Enjoy giveaways and family fun activities, and leave with new insight into all the educational opportunities available for your child! Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy – 280 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106


Choosing Hartford Public Schools

Hartford Public Schools (HPS) is committed to ensuring our families are engaged and inspired by the school options we have to offer. Our school choices include specialized district schools and theme-based magnet schools; each offers a unique curriculum that prepares our students to be successful in and beyond school. Additional opportunities are offered through our partnerships with the CT State Department of Education’s Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) and other educational providers.

HPS provides more educational opportunities to Hartford residents and suburban families in the Greater Hartford region. View our School Selection Guides to learn more about school options and the pathways to access them!

Explore the Possibilities

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2023-2024 School Selection Guide


Guía de Selección Escolar 2023-2024



As a parent, you know your child best. This process is about using that knowledge to select a learning environment that is the best fit for your children and their future.

You can start by taking a few moments to think and talk with your child about:

  • What does your child like?
  • What makes your child unique?
  • What motivates your child to explore and learn?
  • What other factors are most important to you (e.g. school’s distance from home, afterschool clubs and sports)?

Use these helpful tips to guide you as you go through the school selection process:


There are two separate applications for families applying to Hartford District Schools and to the Regional School Choice Office Schools (RSCO).



  • Applications to RSCO Magnet/Open Choice/Technical schools are open to Hartford and Suburban residents using the Regional School Choice Office application.
  • The RSCO Magnet/Open Choice/Technical schools on-time application is open from December 5, 2022 – February 28, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year.  Apply online.