Fairfield Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus in Bridgeport holds open house event

An open house was held today at Bridgeport’s newest high school, the first to be built in the city in the past 50 years. Mayor

Mayor Bill Finch hosted the event at the Fairfield Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus for parents of current and future students to tour the 316,000-square-foot school grounds.

Mayor Bill Finch hosted the event at the Fairfield Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus for parents of current and future students to tour the 316,000-square-foot school grounds. (11/16/13)

BRIDGEPORT - An open house was held today at Bridgeport’s newest high school, the first to be built in the city in the past 50 years.

Mayor Bill Finch hosted the event at the Fairfield Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Campus for parents of current and future students to tour the 316,000-square-foot school grounds.

The magnet school follows a specific curriculum that includes a focus on science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. The campus is broken into three different areas of study including schools for aerospace engineering, zoology and information technology.

One of school's principals told News 12 that the students are full of enthusiasm on campus.

Unlike other magnet schools, each class is taught on the Fairfield Wheeler campus. The school cost $125 million to build.

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