How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Marine Science Magnet High School!

2020-2021 School Year

MSMHS is now accepting student applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Our application period is open from October 1, 2019 through January 3, 2020. 

Apply online

You will receive an email confirmation from SchoolMint when you successfully submit your application.

Those interested in applying for the 2020-2021 school year may apply on line (visit, or submit a paper application. (Paper applications may be faxed to 860-446-9381; emailed to; or mailed to MSMHS, 130 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340).

 We encourage interested families to attend one of our Open Houses for more information and a tour of the school:

               Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. 
                Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.  

There are no prerequisites for applying to MSMHS: students who are residents of Connecticut and currently enrolled in the 8th grade are eligible to submit an application for the MSMHS 2020-2021 freshman class.

Applicants are selected through an electronic lottery process. Families will be notified by the end of January if their child was selected in the lottery.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call Bonnie MacHaffie (MSMHS Office Manager) at 860-446-9380 ext. 602, or send an email to

 Southeastern Connecticut Magnet Schools are committed to serving military families and their children.  If slots are available, Marine Science Magnet High School may assist highly mobile families who transfer to the region following the regular application period.  If you are moving to the area or receive transfer orders to the Connecticut Submarine Base or the Coast Guard Academy and are interested in learning more about our school, please call 860-446-9380.


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