Trinity College and The Learning Corridor: A Small, Urban Liberal Arts College Launches a Public Magnet School Campus

  • Kevin B. Sullivan
Keywords: Higher Education, Magnet Schools, Education Corridors


The Learning Corridor is a 16-acre campus adjoining Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, containing four public schools and other neighborhood services. The Corridor was developed by a consortium of Trinity College and four other institutions. This paper describes the political and financial history and decision-making behind The Learning Corridor. It includes lessons about what small urban colleges can accomplish, as well as the power of pragmatism, the importance of evaluation, and the challenges of sustainability.