STEP 1: Explore ATLAS.

Connect with us through the opportunities found on our Visit Us page.

STEP 2: Submit your online application.

Our application must be completed in one sitting, so we suggest that you review the application and collect any necessary materials before beginning.

STEP 3: Submit teacher recommendation.

Choose a teacher to fill out THIS FORM in support of your application.

STEP 4: Submit your student’s school records.

Send your student's current school records via email to or mail to:

Neighborhood Music School
100 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510

STEP 5: Submit your financial aid application, if you are applying for aid.

Please visit Tuition and Financial Aid to learn more about applying for financial aid.

STEP 6: Schedule your interviews.

We will reach out to schedule your family’s interviews.


For questions on ATLAS & Admission contact:
Caroline Golschneider
ATLAS Co-Director

ATLAS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs.


Applications open.

Late October
Family interviews begin and run through January.​

January 17
Application deadline for first-round applicants​.

February 15
Financial Aid applications due through SSS.​

March 5
Notification date of admissions decisions for first-round applicants.​

March through Summer:
Rolling admissions based on available space.

Who are ATLAS students?

We seek young people who display curiosity about their world, commitment to their work, creativity in their thinking, confidence in themselves, and compassion toward others. We are not an audition-based or test-score based school. A student may be accepted into ATLAS with no theatre experience.

We welcome learners who will flourish within our learning community, and families that are committed to our core values.

Ultimately, students are accepted into ATLAS when teachers, administrators, families, and individual learners mutually agree it is the right place for them.