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Hope you’re all enjoying the wonderful summer we’re having this year. Doesn’t it seem seem just like yesterday when the school year ended?  Now before you know it the first day of school in New Haven is right around the corner.  

To help you get ready and answer your questions about what school supplies you will need for your child we’ve put together a suggested school supplies list for 2017.    

🚌First day of school

The first day of school in New Haven is August 28, 2017

While it is customary for New Haven schools to provide the most basic supplies, additional supplies may be needed subject to requirements of the teacher or grade level. 

This suggested school supplies list applies not only to schools in New Haven but for many of the other school districts in the Greater New Haven area as well.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the list of school supplies & school calendar

🎒New Haven School Supplies List

Kindergarten & Grade 1

KindergartenGrade 1
BackpackBackpack
Lunch bagLunch bag
12 No. 2 pencils12 No. 2 pencils
1 box crayons – 24pk 1 box crayons – 24pk
1 pink eraser2 glue sticks
1 pkg. washable markers 8pk1 box tissues
2 glue sticks1 pink eraser
1 bottle glue8 broad tip markers
1 box tissues1 pair of Fiskar scisscors
1 bottle hand sanitizer1 pencil case
1 pair blunt tip scissors2 wide ruled spiral bound notebooks
1 pencil box3 pocket folders
3 plastic pocket folders with brads12 pencil crayons
2 spiral notebooks wide ruled 70 count
2 primary composition notebooks

Grades 2 & 3

Grade 2Grade 3
BackpackBackpack
Lunch bagLunch bag
12 No. 2 pencils12 No. 2 pencils
2 glue sticks2 glue sticks
1 box tissues1 box tissues
1 pink eraser1 pink eraser
8 broad tip markers8 broad tip markers
1 pair Fiskar scisscors1 pair Fiskar scisscors
1 pencil case1 pencil case
2 wide ruled sprial bound notebooks2 wide ruled sprial bound notebooks
3 pocket folders4 pocket folders
12 pencil crayons12 pencil crayons
2 pkg. wide ruled loose leaf paper

Grades 4 & 5

Grade 4Grade 5
BackpackBackpack
Lunch bagLunch bag
2 glue sticks2 glue sticks
2 pink erasers2 pink erasers
1 pkg. washable felt markers1 pkg. washable felt markers
1 pair scissors1 pair scissors
1 pencil case1 pencil case
10 pocket folders10 pocket folders
1 pkg. lined paper1 pkg. lined paper
1 pkg. plain paper1 pkg. plain paper
8 lined notebooks8 lined notebooks
2 blue pens2 blue pens
1 red pen1 red pen
1 ruler1 ruler
1 pkg. pencil crayons1 pkg. pencil crayons

Grades 6 & 7

Grade 6Grade 7
BackpackBackpack
Lunch bagLunch bag
2 glue sticks2 glue sticks
1 bottle white glue1 bottle white glue
1 pink eraser1 pink eraser
1 pkg. washable felt markers1 pkg. washable felt markers
1 pair scissors1 pair scissors
1 pencil case1 pencil case
6 pocket folders6 pocket folders
2 pkg. lined notebook paper2 pkg. lined notebook paper
1 pkg. plain copy paper1 pkg. plain copy paper
4-lined composition notebooks4-lined composition notebooks
2 blue pens2 blue pens
2 red pens2 red pens
1 ruler1 ruler
1 pkg. pencil crayons1 pkg. pencil crayons
2 1″ binders2 1″ binders
1 pkg. subject dividers1 pkg. subject dividers
1 scientific calculator1 scientific calculator
1 geometry set1 geometry set
1 pocket dictionary1 pocket dictionary
1 pencil sharpener1 pencil sharpener
3 highlighter pens3 highlighter pens

Grades 8 & 9

Grade 8Grade 9
BackpackBackpack
Lunch bagLunch bag
2 glue sticks2 glue sticks
1 bottle white glue1 bottle white glue
1 pink eraser1 pink eraser & 1 white eraser
1 pkg. washable felt markers1 pkg. washable felt markers
1 pair scissors1 pair scissors
1 pencil case1 pencil case
10 pocket folders10 pocket folders
2 pkg. lined notebook paper2 pkg. lined notebook paper
1 pkg. plain copy paper1 pkg. plain copy paper
4-lined composition notebooks4-lined composition notebooks
10 blue pens10 blue pens
3 red pens3 red pens
1 ruler1 ruler
1 pkg. pencil crayons1 pkg. pencil crayons
2 1″ binders2 1″ binders
8 subject dividers8 subject dividers
1 scientific calculator1 scientific calculator
1 geometry set1 geometry set
1 pocket dictionary1 pocket dictionary
1 thesaurus1 thesaurus
1 pencil sharpener1 pencil sharpener
1 agent book/student planner1 agent book/student planner
1 stapler 1 stapler
1 staple remover1 staple remover
3 highlighter pens3 highlighter pens

Grades 10 11 & 12

Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
BackpackBackpackBackpack
Lunch bagLunch bagLunch bag
2 glue sticks2 glue sticks2 glue sticks
1 bottle white glue1 bottle white glue1 bottle white glue
1 pink eraser & 1 white eraser1 pink eraser & 1 white eraser1 pink eraser & 1 white eraser
1 pkg. washable felt markers1 pkg. washable felt markers1 pkg. washable felt markers
1 pair scissors1 pair scissors1 pair scissors
1 pencil case1 pencil case1 pencil case
10 pocket folders10 pocket folders10 pocket folders
2 pkg. lined notebook paper2 pkg. lined notebook paper2 pkg. lined notebook paper
1 pkg. plain copy paper1 pkg. plain copy paper1 pkg. plain copy paper
4-lined composition notebooks4-lined composition notebooks4-lined composition notebooks
10 blue pens10 blue pens10 blue pens
3 red pens3 red pens3 red pens
1 ruler1 ruler1 ruler
1 pkg. pencil crayons1 pkg. pencil crayons1 pkg. pencil crayons
2 1″ binders2 1″ binders2 1″ binders
8 subject dividers8 subject dividers8 subject dividers
1 scientific calculator1 scientific calculator1 scientific calculator
1 geometry set1 geometry set1 geometry set
1 pocket dictionary1 pocket dictionary1 pocket dictionary
1 thesaurus1 thesaurus1 thesaurus
1 pencil sharpener1 pencil sharpener1 pencil sharpener
1 agent book/student planner1 agent book/student planner1 agent book/student planner
1 stapler 1 stapler 1 stapler
1 staple remover1 staple remover1 staple remover
3 highlighter pens3 highlighter pens3 highlighter pens
1 bottle correction fluid1 bottle correction fluid1 bottle correction fluid
3 mechanical pencils
1 pkg. pencil leads

school supplies list where to shop

Click here to download a printable PDF of the list of school supplies & school calendar

🛒Where to Shop

Walmart

Walmart features weekly specials and right now is offering Back to Class Cyber Days with FREE in store pickup. Click here to view Walmart’s weekly ad.

Walmart Locations

Branford – 121 Commercial Parkway, Branford CT 06405 (203) 488-4106
New Haven – 315 Foxon Boulevard, New Haven CT 06513 (203) 467-7509
Guilford – 900 Boston Post Road, Guilford CT 06437 (203) 458-1252
Hamden – 2300 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT 06514 (203) 230-0285
West Haven – 515 Saw Mill Road, West Haven CT 06516 (203) 931-2081
Milford – 1365 Boston Post Road, Milford CT 06460 (203) 301-0559
Wallingford – 844 N. Colony Road, Wallingford CT 06492 (203) 269-6622

Target

Target is another great place for school supplies shopping.  They feature a weekly on-line ad on their website with the latest specials, discounts and sale items.  For a limited time you can get FREE shipping and returns on every order.  This offer is valid August 2-August 15, 2015.  Want to receive your order faster?  Target offers FREE same day store pickup for online orders.

Check out their Cartwheel app for mobile savings of 5% to 30% on hundred of offers that are added regularly. Get the Target app for your iPhone, iPad or Android device to receive their weekly ad. 

Target Locations

North Haven – 200 Universal Drive N., North Haven CT 06473 (203) 859-3490
Orange – 25 Boston Post Road, Orange CT 06477 (203) 859-3694
Milford – 119 Boston Post Road, Milford CT 06460 (203) 306-5063

Staples

Staples is another favorite place for your school supplies shopping.  Staples is out to beat their competitors prices with their 110% Ready Guarantee.  If you find a product they carry from a competitor at a lower price Staples will match the price plus will discount it by 10% of the difference.  Just bring in proof of the difference in price to the store or save the url and item number and call 800-333-3330.  Click here to view their weekly ad.

Staples Locations

Branford – 85 North Main Street, Branford CT$ 06405 (203) 488-7300
Hamden – 2335 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT 06514 (203) 407-4250
Milford – 1371 Boston Pot Road, Milford CT 06460 (203) 878-6078
Wallingford – 1145 North Colony Road, Wallingfod CT (203) 265-2555

Dollar Stores

Who doesn’t love a dollar store?  Lucky for us we have plenty of Dollar Tree stores and Family Dollar stores in the area. Just another great place to swing by for your school supplies.

Dollar Tree Locations

New Haven – 126 Amity Road, New Haven CT 06515 (203) 389-6747
New Haven – 852 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06510 (203) 782-0099
Hamden – 2300 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT 06514 (203) 287-2496
Orange – 96 Boston Post Road, Orange CT 06477 (203) 795-4883
East Haven – 32 Frontage Road, East Haven CT 06512 (203) 466-2100
Branford – 869 W. Main St., Branford CT 06405 (203) 315-9108
Guilford – 850 Boston Post Road, Guilford CT 06437 (203) 453-1720
Milford – 185 Cherry Street, Milford CT 06460 (203) 783-0407
North Haven – 420 Universal Drive N., North Haven CT 06473 (203) 985-0276

Family Dollar Locations

Handen – 1245 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT 06514 (203) 230-0730
East Haven – 684 Foxon Boulevard, East Haven CT 06513 (203) 468-6708
New Haven – 760 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06510 (203) 777-7860
New Haven – 81 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT 06511 (203) 624-3154
West Haven – 238 Captain Thomas Boulevard, West Haven CT 06516 (203) 931-9586
West Haven – 2 Ocean Avenue, West Haven CT 06516 (203) 937-5768
West Haven – 163 Boston Post Road, West Haven CT 06516  (203) 931-0442
West Haven – 1055 Orange Avenue, West Haven CT 06516 (203) 937-8063

Amazon

If you’re an avid online shopper and really want to stay away from the stores, the crowds and the lines Amazon is the place for you. There are thousands of school supplies listed on their site and Prime membership gets you free two-day shipping on millions of items. Enjoy shopping with your children from the comfort of your own backyard.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the list of school supplies & school calendar

🏫School Uniform Requirements

*Students who apply to any school with a dress code/uniform code must be in compliance with the school’s dress or uniform code.

Most but not all New Haven schools have specific school uniform requirements.  Please check with your school if you have any questions and to make sure you have the most up to date information on this year’s uniform code.

Barnard K-8 Colors of the earth/globe: blue, green or white top, khaki pants or untorn jeans

Beecher K-8 Navy blue shirt/khaki bottom

Betsy Ross 6 to 8 N/A

Bishop Woods K- 8 Khaki pants or skirt, forest green polo shirt

Celentano K – 8 Navy blue polo shirts/ khaki pants

Clarence Rogers K-2 Navy pants/ White shirt

Clemente 6 to 8 Khaki pants/black polo with emblem

Clemente K-4 Khaki pants/gold polo shirt with emblem

Clinton Ave K-8 Navy blue bottom white Top

Columbus K-8 Navy blue pants or skirts/ sky blue top

Conte West Hills K-8 Khaki bottom /navy blue top

Davis Street 6th Navy pants/red polo shirt

Davis Street PK-5 White polo shirt navy bottom

Domus 6 to 8 Khaki pants, shorts or skirts at the knee & blue

Domus Academy Polo black or brown shoes no sneakers

East Rock K-4 Yellow or Nav Tops/ Khaki or Navy bottom

Edgewood K-8 N/A

Eng and Science 6 to 9 Pants-navy blue or khaki, shirt navy or royal blue, white or gold

Fair Haven K-8 Navy bottom/ white top

Helen Grant Head St PK Yellow top for girls/light blue top for boys/ blue bottoms

Hill Central K-5 Khaki bottom/navy top

Hill Central 6-8 White top/Khaki bottom

Hooker K-8 Not applicable

Hyde 9 to 12 Khaki bottoms or skirt, blue polo shirt for boys/ blue or white for girls

Jepson K-8 Not applicable

John C. Daniels K-8 Khaki bottom/ navy top

John Martinez K-8 Navy blue bottom/ white shirts

K.Brennan 3 to 8 Khaki or black pants/dark blue, yellow or white shirts (Not updated for 2014-2015)

King Robinson K-8 Burgundy/ white shirt (NO GRAPHICS), khaki pants, jumpers, skirt or shorts burgundy sweats for PE

Lincoln Bassett K-6 Navy or tan khakis pants, skirts or jumpers and navy, white or light blue tops

Mauro/Sheridan PK-4 Red shirts -khaki pants

Mauro/Sheridan 5-8 Navy/khaki pants or skirt

Metro 9 to 12 Light blue or navy top/navy or khaki knee high skirt/navy or khaki pants

MicroSociety (West Rock Authors’ Academy) K-5 Khaki pants or skirt/ royal blue shirt

Nathan Hale K-8 N/A

Quinnipiac K-2 Burgundy top and khaki bottom

Ross Woodward K-8 Shirts kelly green, bottoms khaki or navy

Strong K-2 Burgundy and khaki bottom

Troup K-8 Khaki bottoms/ green or white top (hunter)

Truman K-8 White or navy top/Khaki bottom

Wexler Grant K-4 Navy blue bottom/ white top

Wexler Grant 5-8 Khaki bottoms, navy blue top

Trying to stay up to date with school meetings, school holidays, school events and after school activities can be challenging.  To help you keep up with all the happenings during the school year we’ve put together a 2017-2018 New Haven School Calendar and Report Card Schedule that you can easily print out and place in an easy to see location in your home.  Also included is the entire school supplies list and the list of schools with uniform requirements.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the list of school supplies & school calendar

🗺️Map of Stores to Shop

Purple – Walmart
Orange – Target
Blue – Staples
Green – Dollar Tree
Red – Family Dollar

Click here to download a printable PDF of the list of school supplies & school calendar

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