ACES Educational Center for the Arts

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ACES Educational Center for the Arts
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ACES Educational Center for the Arts
55 Audubon Street[1]

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United States
School typePublic, High School
School districtArea Cooperative Educational Services[1]
AuthorityRegional Educational Service Center[1]
PrincipalJason Hiruo[1]
Communities servedAnsonia, Cheshire, Clinton, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Regional District #3, Regional District #5, Regional District #6, Regional District #9, Regional District #15, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, and West Haven[1]

ACES Educational Center for the Arts, or ECA, is an American public arts magnet high school located at 55 Audubon Street in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The school is primarily located in the former Congregation Mishkan Israel synagogue with studio spaces across the street; the school has two theaters—the Arts Hall in the main building, and the Little Theatre at 1 Lincoln Street—and multiple gallery spaces throughout the main building.

The school enrols approximately 260 students and is divided into five departments: Music, Dance, Theater, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts. Students take academic courses at their "sending schools" (public high schools) during the morning and attend classes within their departments during the afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00, Monday through Thursday.[citation needed]

Students may apply to up to three individual departments at a time and must prepare a portfolio, audition piece, or interview depending on the department to which they are applying. Accepted students may enroll at the beginning of any year of high school.[citation needed]

ECA is based on the idea of artists teaching artists, employing working artists to teach high school students their art form of choice.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Front view, ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St., New Haven, Brunner and Tryon, New York, contributing building in the Orange Street Historic District.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "ACES Educational Center for the Arts". Area Cooperative Educational Services. Regional Educational Service Center. 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2008-06-07.

Coordinates: 41°18′39″N 72°55′13″W / 41.3109°N 72.9202°W / 41.3109; -72.9202