Admissions/Lottery Information

The 2024-2025 school year C. H. Barrows STEM Academy lottery opened on January 8, 2024, and closed on February 23, 2024, at 3:00 PM. The lottery reveal date will be Monday, March 25, 2024, and applicants will receive an email with the results.

If you have questions about the school or to schedule a safe in-person tour, please contact C. H. Barrows STEM Academy directly: 860-465-2610 or

The lottery process will run in the order of preferences as has been determined by the Windham Board of Education Policy #5117.11 and #5117.111 (Spanish). We thank you for your interest in the C. H. Barrows STEM Academy, and wish you luck in the lottery.

If you have questions about your application, please contact

Lottery Q & A

Q:  When does the lottery open? 

A: The lottery is open from Monday, January 8th, through Friday, February 23rd, until 3 p.m.

Q:  When does the drawing for the lottery take place? 

A: The drawing for the lottery takes place on Monday, March 25th, for both the Compañeros and CH Barrows choice programs. 


Q:  When is the deadline for acceptance of a seat in the Barrows or Compañeros lottery?

A:  You must accept your seat for the Barrows or Compañeros lottery by Thursday, April 8, 2024.


Q:  I want to visit CH Barrows STEM Magnet School.  How do I set up a tour?

A:  You can set up a safe in-person walking tour by calling CH Barrows directly at 860-465-2610 or via email at

Q: Can I apply to Compañeros and the CH Barrows STEM Magnet school lottery? 

A:  Yes, you can apply for both programs through the lottery process.

About the STEM Academy

Windham’s regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Academy is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 magnet school in northeastern Connecticut, enrolling 570 students from the Town of Windham and surrounding communities.

The STEM Experience

Our teaching methods, technology offerings, laboratories, classrooms, and modern equipment provide students with the tools they need to apply effective, critical thinking skills to any challenge.  Hands-on inquiry learning helps to motivate students as they gain confidence across academic disciplines and develop a broader intellectual and personal understanding of the world around them. Learning becomes more meaningful as personal inquiry stimulates higher-level thinking, and students investigate real-world problems in a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

Video About Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy in English

Video sobre la Academia STEM Charles H. Barrows en español