The Interdistrict Magnet Schools at the Fairchild Wheeler Campus

840 Old Town Road
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 275-3337

Our Mission:
To create a culture for passionate investigators to develop solutions for the global community.

Information Technology and Software Engineering High School 
Students who select this theme will be engaged in the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the design, development, operation and maintenance of software and hardware for careers in such fields as mechanical & electrical engineering, robotics, science modeling, gaming, animation, simulation and digitized theater arts to name a few.
 Victor Black, Ed.D
 (203) 275-3373


Biotechnology Research and Zoological Sciences High School 
Courses such as genetics, ecophysiology and human anatomy and physiology prepare students for careers in all areas of life science such as medicine, healthcare, chemical engineering and pharmaceuticals, environmental studies and veterinary medicine.  Research projects in partnership with Beardsley Zoo and local universities will be a focus. Curriculum is designed to heighten an awareness of the environment and to stimulate a passion to develop solutions for environmental preservation.
 Michael Watson, Ed.D
 (203) 275-3413


Aerospace / Hydrospace Engineering and Physical Sciences High School
In this STEM-based program, students will learn the practical application of science and math to solve problems. Learning to use software, interacting with regional industry and collaborating with state and local universities, students will research, design and develop creative solutions for exploration and discovery. 
Principal: Jay Lipp 
Phone: (203) 275-3374

What are Magnet Programs?

Magnet schools create exciting learning experiences that promote student achievement. They are schools with programs that have a special focus, ranging from science and literature to performing arts and innovative technology. They attract students based on their learning needs, skills and special interests.