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150 Kimberly Ave
New Haven, CT 06519

(860) 437-6450
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September 11, 2014
I was fortunate that my daughter was accepted from the suburban lottery to attend this school. Yes, you read right. I chose to send her to a city school - and I am so glad I did! At BRAMS, she changed from a shy, struggling student to a confident honors student with a passion for education. With very little exception, the experience was beyond positive. The teachers - from dance to English to science - are passionate about their subjects and it shows. They each seem to have the gift of finding that "spark" in your child and developing it to help your child shine. My only "negative" about this school is that it ends in 8th grade. The 4 years my daughter spent here before graduating in 2014 were an incredible experience we were sad to see end.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2014
My school is one of the most best schools in new Haven (my opinion) I love the arts I get good grade high honors and I love the dance the block classes are ok but I would rather have classes to where that I could switch from class to class. I LOVE my pricipal he is very good at his job and if he needs us to improve he makes sure it happens if we need to behave better and have a positive attitude then he will check us and he might not trust me but I still go to his school and I now obey his rules so that I can make my academic success. I have noticeed many things here than at my old school. At my old school we had to stay in one class and one teacher for the whole year I got good grades but not as good as the one shaper eat Betsy Ross I like how at Murphy school I have more focus and freedom than at my old school which is Celentano when I was stuck in a class filled with all girls.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2013
This is a really great school! So glad my kids go here. I like the principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Sean True is the definition of what a great guiding Principal should be. He understands his students and helps them challenge themselves to achieve. The Staff is knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. The teachers dealing with my child have been well prepared, personable, committed and talented in their field. My child came here from a well-considered private school and stated, "I learn more here in a day than I did there in a week."

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2012
My daughter came from a catholic school to BRAMS. She has been there since 7th grade. I have no complaints. My daughter loves the school. The teachers are good. I have great relationships with two of my daughter's previous teachers. There is a wonderful art show at the end of the year to showcase the visual arts students. I have not had any problems and the administration will address any concerns in an efficient manner.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
My daughter was accepted through the lottery program. I was so thrilled. I went to the Open House and we were filling out entry application before we even left the school that evening. It has exceeded my expectations! Arts Coordinator and Principal are awesome! Did I mention how much my daughter loves going to school?? She does!! What a great feeling!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
We love the school. It has a very challenging, demanding curriculumn combined with the love of the arts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Betsy Ross is extremely well run by professional people who car about their students. It offers students a fabulous alternative to traditional schools. I also love ECA, but they are not listed.

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April 13, 2010
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November 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
As a student at Besty Ross I feel compelled to comment on the oldest review which states that Besty Ross has an awful student body. There are not fights in the hallway everyday, in fact, there was only one that I knew of this year! Our principal has zero tolerence for violence and bullying etc. as does our vice principal and artistical coordinator. I hate to break it to you, but I think your son was lying to you. Betsy Ross is a wonderful school, and if I had to attend it for the rest of my school life (not that I would have to, I'm a straight A TAG honor student), I most definitely would.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 18, 2009
The Principal, Mrs. Moore, is the best a school could have! Ms. Nikki, the dance instructor, is also the best dance teacher a child could have; not to mention all of the other teachers! Each one takes an interest in each & every child! I am sooo glad that I took my daughter out of the Milford School System and put her in BRAMS when entering the 5th grade. Too bad she's high school-bound in June!! Where she will also be in the New Haven Magnet system- THE BEST!!! J.C. Milford, CT

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April 30, 2009
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February 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
My daughter is in 7th grade at BRAMS and she loves it. She struggled in the West Haven public school and disliked school because of the daily struggle. Now she loves and it looks forward to school. Smaller classroom was what she needed. Her grades are the best they ever been. Not sure what the parent that wrote about fights and violence at this school and did not sign name, was talking about. Children are kept busy and monitered closely. School has camera to monitor. Mrs Moore does not allow any bullying or violence. The Artedemics at BRAMS are the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
This is my son's 2nd year at BRAMS and I have had really no complaints. He is very happy there and he really enjoys his arts classes. What a wonderful way to keep a child interested in school and help them grow their minds through creative thinking. They call it artedemics at BRAMS. The principal has a very good handle on things there and the director of the arts programs has really looked out for our son.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2008
Not a very good school. There is Fighting and vilolence.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
I love BRAMS. What a perfect fit for my daughter. She has always been top of her class but easily distacted because the work gets to easy or she finishes quickly, now she is occupied constantly. Her teacher & principal are terrific. Mrs. Moore the principal is a great leader with the interest of the children in mind at all times. I am so glad that I choose BRAMS as her school. We can't see her growing like this any where else.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2006
As a student who attended Betsy Ross all four years, it deffinitly is a school that brings kids who are usually shy and takes them out of their shell. The extracurricular activites are fanatastic and the thing about Betsy Ross is that we don't stay to our 'majors'. Sure, we are very commited to our music, dance, and such, but Betsy Ross allows us to do other classes, three times a week. Betsy Ross's fundrasiers are done by parents of st

- submitted by a former student
July 04, 2006
As a teacher at BRAMS I have to agree with the students. Every school has its problems but by no means is Betsy Ross a violent school. Every child is treated with respect and every parent's concerns are dealt with in an extremely professional manner. Betsy Ross provides countless opportunites for artistic children to flourish. Academically BRAMS strives to always be Better than Best!

- submitted by a teacher
March 05, 2006
Im a student at betsy ross and it is an great school! the teachers are wonderful and our principal is 1 of a kind! she is soo nice and caring. There are fights in betsy ross but only once in a while! the arnt that many fights! so who ever says betsy ross is a bad school i disagree with those parents! So all i say is brams is a great school!

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2006
As A student of Betsy Ross I disagree about what these parnets are saying about us. There are no fights in the hallways as this parent is trying to say. But am going to be honest there are fights but it happens once in the blue moon.There are probably 2 or 3 fights once a year. And our Principal and our vice principal do what they can to stop the fights.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2006
This school is a great school for children wanted for music, art, dance, and some sports! my child just graduated from this school and is an honor student. She loved betsy ross because of the arts and what she learned from the teachers. Make sure you make the right decision and also i recommend this school to all parents!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
I think betsy roos is a great school. it has many races and it has many activities for students who love to preform dance sing draw and or paint. photo is an option. has a very good library for students who love to read.lunch is ok. the children in the school do have conflicts some times but it is not to the piont where students have to leave the school because they feel treatend by other students and there problems. the staff does their best to keep the school safe and looking good. i highly recomend this school for all students. even for students who do not live in new haven they still can attend.

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
I cannot believe that you think Besty Ross is a terrible school. Shame on you. You digrace it in a horrible way, Betsy Ross is a fine school, it opens up a window to those children who usually have no hope, and you dare call it vulgar! Fights everyday? Try only 3 times a year, just because it's in the city you put it down. Betsy Ross is a miracle in the making, just becuase your son has no callus doen't mean it's all bad. You've never givin it a chance.

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2005
My son went to this school for 5th grade because he loves theater arts and wanted to learn more about it and perform. This school, however, has the worst student body. The principal and vice principal did nothing to keep my son safe there. There were fights every day in the hallways. My son was afraid to go there. I approached the staff regarding this and the vulgar language used there and was yesed to death. I would not recommend this school to anyone! It is an awful school!

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March 20, 2005
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February 20, 2005
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Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School
150 Kimberly Ave, New Haven, CT  06519
(860) 437-6450
Last modified Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top