Positively Impacting the Lives of
Bridgeport Students for 20 Years
Why choose New Beginnings Family Academy (NBFA) public charter school?
With an eye on the formative years, NBFA will open an evidence-based Early Childhood Center serving three-, four- and five-year-olds on its urban campus. The NBFA Early Childhood Center will serve as the feeder for NBFA elementary school, which uses an emotionally responsive practice model best suited for urban children in infancy through grade 6.
To hear from NBFA students on why NBFA is so special, click here.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
The Connecticut State Department of Education strictly prohibits the practice of enrolling a student in more than one or more magnet or charter school at the same time. Anyone caught dually enrolling their child/ren, may lose their slot in both institutions.
Come Grow With Us: To enter the 2022-2023 blind lottery for enrollment at New Beginnings Family Academy, download the form on this page or drop it off at 184 Garden Street. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 203-384-2897 or email [email protected]
Who is Eligible?: Any resident of Connecticut is eligible to participate in the NBFA Lottery. Applications are accepted for children entering pre-school (potty-trained 3- and 4-year-olds) through the 8th grade. NBFA currently enrolls 499 students from Bridgeport and surrounding communities.
Open House: New Beginnings Family Academy offers a virtual peek into its turn of the century school building directly off Interstate-95 in Bridgeport.
Siblings: Families of students currently enrolled are given sibling preference. Please make sure to fill out an application for any siblings wishing to enroll.
The Wait List: The Wait List will remain in effect until all seats are filled. New applications must be submitted each year, as names on the Wait List will not be held over to the next year’s lottery.