Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
About Hamden Hall

Quick Facts

The School 
  • A college preparatory independent day school. 
  • Enrollment of 574 boys and girls.
  • PreSchool through Grade 12 from 50 communities and six foreign countries. 
  • Founded in 1912 by Dr. John Cushing.
  • Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Faculty 
  • Ninety-four full and part-time teachers.
  • Three quarters of the faculty hold advanced degrees.
  • Student/faculty ratio: 6 to 1.
  • Average class size: 12.
The Students 
  • Lower School: PreSchool through Grade 6. 
  • Middle School: Grades 7 and 8.
  • Upper School: Grades 9 through 12.
  • Three-quarters of graduating seniors historically admitted to colleges ranked as "most competitive" or "highly competitive."
  • Historically, 15 percent of our seniors receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • In our 2018-2019 sophomore, junior, and senior classes, 49 students earned AP Scholar Recognition, including 30 Scholars and Scholars with Honor and 19 Scholars with Distinction. Three seniors were also recognized as National AP Scholars and two earned AP International Diplomas.
  • Nearly 15 percent of the Class of 2019 is competing at the collegiate Division I and Division III levels. Click here to view the schools at which our students are playing.
The Campus  
  • Twelve acres located in Hamden, Conn., a residential community adjacent to New Haven.
  • Eight major buildings including a science center, theater, library and art studios; three technology centers, MakerSpace Design Lab, and music suite with choral and instrumental practice rooms and classrooms.
  • The Skiff Street Athletic Complex, located one mile north of the main campus, is a 30-acre facility featuring a multi-sport artificial turf stadium, multiple fields, six outdoor tennis courts, and our $13 million Beckerman Athletic Center. Called the BAC, the 65,000-square-foot facility includes a natatorium, three basketball courts with an elevated jogging track, fitness center, multipurpose aerobics room, locker rooms, student lounge, and study center.
Special Programs and Resources   
• More than 25 Advanced Placement and post-AP academic courses offered.
• After School Academy featuring Extended Day, Extended Courses, and Extended Activities during the after-school hours and non-school day coverage throughout the year and summer for students in Grades PreSchool through Grade 8.
• Extensive enrichment and recreational programs for all grade levels to complement a state-of-the-art athletic and recreation center.
• Over 50 varsity and sub-varsity offerings at the Middle and Upper School levels.
• Signature Programs include our Global Online Academy, Early Childhood Program, Mystic Seaport Partnership, Science, Innovation & Design Program, Princeton Peer Leadership Program, MakerSpace Design Lab, and Theatre Program.
• Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade athletic teams.
• Robust performing and visual arts program that garners national attention.  
• Broad selection of student clubs and activities, including numerous community service opportunities.
• Eight week comprehensive summer program.
• Transportation covering a 40-mile radius.

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.