How the Lottery Works
Admissions to the Center for Global Studies is through blind lottery.  For 2019-2020 applications, we will hold lotteries for the towns of Stamford, Norwalk, and Bridgeport. The lottery will be held on Tuesday, Jan 22 at 8AM.  We will notify everyone by mail if they have been accepted into the program or are on the waiting list. Letters should arrive no later than mid-February. 

The lottery is organized by district and by language choice (Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese). 

Preference is given to students currently enrolled in the Japanese or Chinese language program at Roton Middle School.  Students who participated in the Japanese language program at Ponus Middle School in Norwalk during the 2017-18 school year are eligible to be grandfathered into CGS via the pathways preference.  Any student from  Roton or Ponus must complete the CGS application by January 10 to reserve their spot.  

Because of our small size, we are not able to offer preference for siblings of current or previous students.