Please contact us to apply to our first 7th grade cohort.

The application process for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in September.



Step 1: Fill out the ATLAS application form HERE.

The application must be completed in one sitting, so please collect any necessary materials before beginning. We recommend that you write the open ended questions in a word processing document first, then copy and paste to the application form.

You can print a hard copy of the application form HERE

Step 2: Print, fill out, and send Records Release Form via email to or mail to:

Academic Theatre Lab on Audubon Street (ATLAS)
Neighborhood Music School
100 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510 ​

Step 3: The ATLAS Education director will reach out to schedule interviews.

Step 4: Complete the SSS application if applying for financial aid. NOTE: This application becomes available October 2, 2018.

Step 5: Sign up for an experiential admissions workshop if you have not already attended one! ​ Deadline for submission is January 15, 2019.

To learn more about financial aid, click HERE.

We look forward to getting to know you! ​

We welcome enrollment inquiries at any time. Please email Caroline Golschneider, ATLAS Education Director, at with any questions. ​

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 and other school-administered programs.



August 1
Applications open

Family interviews begin and run through January

September 27
Family Info Session @ NMS 7:00 PM

Admissions Tea & Tour
Thursdays @ 2:00 (Registration Required)​

October 9
Family Info Session @ NMS 5:30 PM

October 13
Experiential Admissions Workshop*
*all applicants strongly encouraged to attend

​November 3
Experiential Admissions Workshop*
*all applicants strongly encouraged to attend

November 13
Family Info Session @ NMS 5:30 PM

​January 15
Application deadline for first round applicants​

February 15
Financial Aid applications due through SSS

​March 1
Notification date of admissions decisions for first-round applicants

​March through Summer:
Rolling admissions based on available space