By 1935, student population had grown to more than 120 and high school classes had been instituted. The first Hamden Hall graduation exercises commenced in 1937 for five students.
Growth remained steady following those flagship days, in terms of physical size, student population, and academic achievement. Today’s main campus encompasses 12 acres housing nine major buildings. A 30-acre athletic complex lies 1.5 miles north of the main campus and features fields, tennis courts, and a $13 million indoor athletic center. Our third campus, referred to as "The Castle," is a breathtaking Tudor Revival-style mansion built in 1906. The 3.3-acre property overlooks Lake Whitney and has a storied history as the former Lucerne Mansion built by New Haven architects Brown and Von Beren and later purchased by prominent architect Eero Saarinen.
More than 625 students from 50 surrounding communities and six foreign countries thrive in our Early Childhood programs, Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
The school also remains as tight-knit in terms of the familial community that was fostered a century ago. In June 2012, the graduating class enjoyed another first in the school's storied history - the Class of 2012, at 82 students, was not only Hamden Hall's Centennial Class but also its largest class to date.
Hamden Hall’s mission continues to challenge students to develop a strong sense of personal integrity and social responsibility while preparing them for demanding academic programs at the collegiate level.