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University High School of Science and Engineering (Grades 9-12)

351 Mark Twain Drive
Hartford, CT 06112

Primary Contact: Caryn Baseler
School Hours: 7:45 a.m.–2:55 p.m.
School Uniform: Yes 

Female student using a graphing calculator

University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) is an early college high school located on the campus of the University of Hartford. The theme of the school is science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The rigorous curriculum incorporates STEM components into core classes, including language arts and social studies, while also extending the theme into extracurricular activities.

UHSSE features an early college partnership with the University of Hartford, where students can take courses and earn college credit at no cost. Students may also take classes for ECE (Early College Experience) credit through the University of Connecticut and the University of New Haven.

Based on enrollment data, the school meets the state integration standard.

- Participate in 14 CIAC-approved interscholastic sports
- Earn college credits at no cost through relationships with University of Hartford, UCONN and PLTW credit through University of New Haven
- Small school size (400 students) fosters a strong sense of community

- Nation’s Top Magnet High School - Magnet Schools of America, 2012
- ConnCan Awards for reducing achievement gap for African American and Hispanic students
- Hartford Teacher of the Year: 2011, 2006, 2004
- Hartt Community Division music/dance classes available at reduced rates and for high school credit
- National Merit Scholar Finalist, 2011
- National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, 2012 and 2014
- National Achievement Scholar, 2013 and 2014
- Nationally ranked Robotics team
- Secondary School Merit Award of Excellence - Magnet Schools of America
- U.S. News & World Report: Best High Schools in America

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Image: Front entrance of the University High School of Science and Engineering