Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
Our Commitment to Diversity at Hamden Hall starts with our core values: Excellence, Support, Participation, Accountability, and Respect. Taken as a whole, our core values are paradigmatic of the standards and principles that are the foundation of The Hamden Hall Experience for all members of our school community.

For our Hamden Hall family to truly function properly, we must take great care to embrace our core values while recognizing the individuality of each of our community members. We are one united community but we are also diverse in our self-identities and cultural experiences.

We continually talk at Hamden Hall about the need to speak up or take a stand when we see or hear something that violates one of our core values. We talk about being an ally, not a bystander,” said Head of School Bob Izzo.

To ensure that we continually grow and progress, we reaffirm each school year our commitment to equity, fairness, justice, and cultural cognizance through activities and programming as supported by our Diversity Committee.

Diversity Announcements

List of 4 news stories.

  • Commitment to Campus Life Action Items

    This year promises to be one of unprecedented challenges and one that requires great flexibility. We continue to be concerned about our nation’s social justice issues and are committed to creating a safe space for all of our students to thrive on our campuses. The concerns and well-being of our students, particularly those of the BIPOC community, are our priority, and we will work diligently on all areas of campus life and learning to become a more inclusive community while maintaining the highest standards of education for which we take great pride in at this institution.
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  • Hamden Hall's Commitment to Anti-Racism

    Head of School Bob Izzo and Dr. Lisa Hill, Director of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity, reaffirm Hamden Hall's commitment to being an equitable and inclusive school community.
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  • Head of School Announces Appointment of Dr. Lisa Hill as Director of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Hill has been appointed Hamden Hall’s Director of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity.

    In this new post, Dr. Hill will help promote and enhance a campus-wide understanding of ethnic identities and cultures while working in conjunction with administration, faculty, current and past families, and alumni. Her overall efforts will be an integral component of campus life and will serve to create an inclusive environment that supports and affirms all members of the Hamden Hall community.
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  • Head of School Statement Regarding the Killing of George Floyd

    Head of School - Robert Izzo
    Dear Faculty and Upper School Students:

    It has been a week since the killing of George Floyd. While Floyd’s death is the most recent tragedy befallen an African American citizen, we cannot forget the recent and needless killings of Ahmaud Arbery by a neighbor while he was jogging in the street, or Breonna Taylor while she was in her own home. These killings are tragic examples of what black and brown people in our country face every day.
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About The Diversity Committee

The goals of the Hamden Hall County Day School Diversity Committee are to work with the entire school community to develop and implement programs to build connections, reduce stereotypes and prejudices on campus, and increase cultural, religious, racial, and sexual orientation awareness in a safe environment.

The Diversity Committee is comprised of students and faculty members and collaborates with other campus organizations to be inclusive. Members of the committee organize educational campus programs and invite guest speakers to provide personal testimony of their own experiences on many different topics.

Members of the Diversity Committee also have the opportunity to participate in leadership and diversity conferences throughout the year.

Diversity Committee Chairs

   Krysi Crimley

   Yasmin Haque

Diversity Committee Activities

  • Look for the Good Project
  • Lower School Mentor Program
  • FIlm Festival
  • "The Name Jar"
  • "Julia's Star" premier program
  • Black History Month
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • Lower School Movie Night
  • Mix it Up Day
  • National Anti-Bullying Month
  • Multicultural Mondays
  • No Name Calling Week
  • Parent and student programs on Name Calling / Cyber Bullying
  • Prejudice Reduction Conference
  • Discrimination Lecture
  • Student written and produced performances
  • Testimony about life in Darfur, The Holocaust, Armenia
  • Diversity Movie: "The Blindside"
  • From Bystander to Ally Program
  • Salt & Pepper Gospel Singers
  • Assembly Programs
  • Coordination with Amnesty International & Gay / Straight Alliance
    • Lower School Premier Mentor Program

Hamden Hall Country Day School

About Us

Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.