RSCO On-line Application for the 2023-24 School Year Coming in December

Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts

Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
Performing Arts

Specifically geared toward students interested in art, music, dance, digital arts, creative writing, theater design, and other art forms, this theme integrates a rigorous core curriculum with instruction by professional artists focused on fine and performing arts.

Grades PK4 to 12
65 Van Block Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
415 Granby Street
Hartford, CT 06112
Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts

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Welcome to Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts!

We are delighted that your child has received an invitation to attend our Magnet School for the 2022-2023 School Year.  To secure your child’s seat for the upcoming school year, please follow this two-step acceptance and registration process.    

  1. Accept your child’s seat by logging in to your RSCO account and adhere to the RSCO deadline. We encourage you to submit your response as soon as possible. 
    • Please note: if you opt to decline the placement seat, your child will not receive another placement offer for the 2022-2023 school year.
  2. Register your child by completing the on-line registration.  All registration documents must be received to officially enroll your child at our school.  Please refer to the list below of required documents.
    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Parent/Guardian Photo ID – Driver’s License, Passport, or Government issued ID
    • Proof of Residency (utility bill such as cable, light, gas, water, home or car insurance or property tax bill)
    • State of CT Health Assessment Record Form. An updated physical is required for all students.
    • Authorization for Release of Student Records (if applicable).

Please register as quickly as possible.  We can help upload your documents to the registration portal. Contact us at 860-695-4140.

School Overview

Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts is focused on matching individual student’s progress, assessment and achievement with high academic expectations. The prekindergarten-Grade 12 continuum ensures that all students transition from each grade smoothly and effectively. Students are engaged in a data-driven curriculum with arts-integrated instruction and active learning.

The philosophy of the school integrates the core elements of education: Reading, Writing, Math and Science, with exposure to various cultures and arts. That integration allows each child to develop knowledge socially, linguistically and cognitively through a broad variety of hands-on experiences. Students have the opportunity to play a musical instrument, create through stagecraft, and experiment with drama, dance and movement. This process fosters student problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, encouraging individual learning so that students are able to arrive at conclusions independently.

Our theme is integrated daily through cultural exposure and comprehensive training programs to foster the artistic, independent and critical thinking of our students through performing arts-integrated instruction.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.


Fantastic Facts

  • High academic expectations coupled with comprehensive performing arts training
  • Theme fosters the artistic, independent and critical thinking of students through performing-arts integrated instruction 
  • Emphasis on problem solving & critical thinking skills 
  • Awarded as a School of Excellence and Distinction by Magnet Schools of America
  • Students participate in English/ Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Dance, Drama, Musical Theater, Production, Stagecraft, Vocal, and Instrumental. 
  • A data-driven curriculum is employed in Language Arts, Math and Science to address each student’s specific needs. 
  • 100.0% four-year graduate rate

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Students participate in enrichment activities such as sewing, sports, dance and theater. Enrichment is offered both during the day and after school


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