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 46 communities and eight foreign countries. 
  • Founded in 1912 by Dr. John Cushing.
  • Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Faculty 
  • Ninety-seven 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 the 2016, 2017, and 2018 academic years, 312 students in Grades 10-12 took a total of 713 Advanced Placement Exams. Of those exams, 65 percent of the scores were either a 4 or a 5; and 88 percent of the scores were 3, 4, or 5. In addition, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year, 52 juniors and seniors were recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars - 25 of whom were AP Scholars with Distinction.   
  • 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.