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200 Tyler St
East Haven, CT 06512

(203) 468-3219
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February 18, 2013
This school is not a gifted school any longer. Any children that originally followed the procedure of taking tests for two days and earning entrance into this school are being thrown to the wayside. The lottery was the worst thing that could have happened. There are children now that are not able to meet the academics and some have serious behavior problelms. Special help is given to these children and the children who earned their way are bored, not challenged and feel they are not getting the education that they were use to when they first got into the school. So much for all you losers who said that any child who got in was politically motivated. So sad that the kids that earned their way were badmouthed. I would not want my child in a school to struggle with the academics if they were not qualified. This school is like any other school, if not worst.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
I also agree that this school has gone downhill. My oldest started when Mrs Butcher was principal and I have 2 children in the school, My oldest has graduated & my youngest has 1 year left. If 2nd child was not graduating next year I would have changed schools. This school is just a smaller version of the regular middle school. The current principal has changed the curriculum, the band & drama programs are a lesser version than before, and the spanish program has ended for the lower grades. There is no difference here than the regular middle school. It is only a matter of time before the tax payers push to close this school because it has no unique offerings anymore. I am glad my children are moving on. I was one of the biggest supporters of this school in the past. I will not support the continuing existence of this school any longer & will now be one of those who voice my opinion at board of Ed meetings & town budget meetings to close it. I cannot see any reason to keep spending money on a school that has changed to nothing more than a glorified middle school existing to enhance the self-opinions of those who work there.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
The school has become a watered down version of its original intent. It's a shame. The music and drama which used to be a huge piece of the puzzle is in shambles. The school is too small to be all things to all children and the school will perform to lower standards as a result of recent changes. I'm glad my son experienced some of the good, but I watched first hand as things went downhill.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2011
East Haven Academy has been the best choice for my son. He didn't test to get into this school yet continues to excel in his learning and his CMT scores. The staff at this school is amazing and I would highly recomend this school to children who need a different learning enviroment rather than traditional classroom learning. I am very proud and grateful to have another alternative for my child's best interests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
EHA is a terrific environment for students to learn in. There are so many hands activities that engage the children in learning. I know my daughter will come away with a much better understanding of what she has learned and will actually remember things that I have long since forgotten. EHA is a Blue Ribbon school and everyone should be proud to have it in East Haven.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
East Haven Academy offers our community something no other communities around us do. I am grateful to the town of East Haven for enabling our children to have this opportunity to attend this school. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Awesome faculty & principal-community orientated-lots of fun projects and activities-great friends w/ great families

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
East Haven Academy offers your child the ability to grow as an independent young adult, gives them self accomplishments while establishing a sense of community. I considered my children to be very lucky to have the opportunity to be apart of a school the shows them how much they care for their love of learning. I ditto on the back on Melanie Higgins and John Gildersleeve for they took the words right out of my mouth.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
As a grandmother, I'm so pleased with all the reports from my granddaughter and from my daughter about the wonderful educational experiences at East Haven Academy. The sense of cooperation and accomplishment that works there is excellent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The students do so well to manage their own task as early as 3rd grade. Being responsible and self sufficient individuals are highly stressed at our East Haven Academy. I am very proud of my children how much they care about staying on task and caring about how well they do.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
A wonderful school, great staff and great students! A Blue Ribbon School definately worth voting for!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Discipline, diversification, exposure to arts and music.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
East Haven Academy prepares kids for success in the academic world by stressing an environment of pride for achievement. Both my children benefitted incredibly from the experience. It is the shining star of East Haven.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
EHA has inspired my children with a love for learning! As a parent I have seen firsthand how attending EHA has tapped into their creativity, made them more aware of current events, gave them a knowledge of politics and has incouraged them to continually think outside of the box. My children have grown both intellectually and socially since attending EHA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It gives the children a great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2009
A phenominal school that continues to be one worth fighting to keep open. Despite two difficult years with a principal who just wasn't the right fit fo the school, with Mrs. Johnson as ou pincipal now, EHA has bounced back and is moving forward better than ever - the best teachers in the district by far. The best program by far. We have the right to expect this level of excellence in education fom our town. Sadly, some in our community are intimidated by the school's success, instead of being proud of what the students, staff and parents accomplish together. Dawn Mason-Affinito, parent

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2009
My grandson is in this school. I wholly believe he is well served. There was a prior comment inferring that students were chosen more for their parents' 'politics' than their innate abilities and skills. I cannot attest to anyone else in this school, but in my grandchild's situation nothing could be further than the truth, as my grandson's parents enjoy NO particular favor whatsoever in the town. As for passion, well, it is invariably the case in all aspects of life that passions seemingly diminish with time and with the realization that expectations must be adjusted to account for various enablements and consrtraints. That is not to say that passions do not exist but they are tempered by circumstances and with time and factors unique to the situation being affected.

- submitted by a community member
January 01, 2009
This school is the best the town of East Haven has to offer. It's controversial and if you want to get the town folk riled up, all you have to do is mention EHA and budget. The school was established in 1997 by some pretty passionate people. It appears some of the passion has diminished and unfortunately the small town mentality has a larger voice than the educational process itself. The school is on its third principal in 11 years, making teachers/parents the ruling force of the school because they hold the institutional memory and traditions. Politics plays a role in acceptance, who is chosen for roles in activities and how the building is used. It would be great to see the school expand to high school to keep the students in town.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2008
I, too, agree it is a good school (like the other elementary schools in East Haven). I also feel that so many siblings are accepted over other students who seem more qualified, which discredits the students as gifted. It's a matter of convenience (and politics).

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2008
E.H.A. is incredible, though this is only my sons first year (3rd grader) I am beyond impressed. We just had his first play,If You Believe. It was phenomenal, everything was perfect you could see and feel all the love and confidence in all of the children. I firmly believe this school is the best in East Haven and I'm proud my son made it in . I do and always will support such a wonderful school. Good Luck and Goodbye to Dr. Speck. Of course I believe the next principal will be a good fit for E.H.A

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2007
This school is so incredible for my daughter. The teachers and staff are wonderful. P.T.O is another thing. Overall this is the best school ever attended.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2006
The school offered many things for all students, but I am afraid to say that the principal that has taken Mrs. Butcher's place this year, Dr. Speck, is not of the sam e quality. My children have come how telling me how they preferred Mrs. Butcher and how this principal treats them as if they are immature. I think that the chool still offers the same activities that teach the children the right view on learning. Also, the teachers provide a learning environment benificial to all, but i am worried how Dr. Speck will keep this school the success it has been in past years.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
It is a fun and interesting school enviornment and fun for children while teaching them the lessons they need to continue in life. Probably the best school in east haven. They act out partsof history together and encourage their students to try their very best. Although this school is public you need to test to get in. A simple test and they will determine who will be most succesful in that enviornment. Some of the teachers are really inspiring. If you spent a day in that school you would see how interacive and fun the school really is. You can't say that East Haven Academy is a bad school or a snotty school, it's just a better enviornment for your children to grow up in. The teachers at The East Haven Academy really do care about their students and the school couldn't be run by a better principal, ms. butcher.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 09, 2004
My son started at the East Haven Academy in Grade 5. He has become a more conscientious student since he has been there. I knew he would do well and I did not want him to struggle. He has done exceptionally well and I am so happy he is there. The teachers and the Principal expect the students to do their very best and are constantly encouraging the students to bring themselves to the next level. The teachers and Principal instill a feeling of confidence in all the students and we see at home how our child relates to this. He never complains about his homework and is very excited when he does well. The music program is also wonderful. The music program prepares the students for high school and college. The plays give the students a chance to see what they can do and build their selft esteem.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2004
I'm proud to say I have two boys that attend EHA and both are doing very well. The teachers go above and beyond to get the kids excited about learning. As a parent, I like the open lines of communication between parents, teachers and administration. The overall learning environment is superb!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
I have two children that attend the Academy. They both love it and so do I. The communication is great. This school teaches them to enjoy learning.

- submitted by a parent
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Carbone School/East Haven Academy
200 Tyler St, East Haven, CT  06512
(203) 468-3219
Last modified Carbone School/East Haven Academy is a Public school that serves grades 3-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carbone School/East Haven Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top