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Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Lower School News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Kindergarten and Grade 5 students drumming as part of their classroom activity.

    Black History Month Under the Pines

    February marked the month-long celebration of Black History Month and the Hamden Hall community partook in activities, discussions, readings, and a special luncheon that gave students the opportunity to dive deeper into history and learn more about the people and events who shaped our nation.
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  • Grade 6 teacher Patrick Yeoman dressed as Socrates during a class lesson with students.

    Grade 6 Students Think Critically in Socratic Seminar

    A recent English class for sixth-grade students took an unexpected turn as teacher Patrick Yeoman walked through the door dressed as Socrates for an enriching learning experience. Students partook in a Socratic Seminar for their current reading of Among The Hidden by author Margaret Peterson Haddix.
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  • Grade 2 students creating their own erupting volcanoes during a hands-on STEM activity.

    Erupting Volcanoes: Budding Scientists Explore the World of Chemistry

    While most are too dangerous to view up close, active volcanoes make for interesting conversations and, in classrooms, science projects. Second-grade students carried out their own volcanic eruptions in a recent hands-on STEM activity.
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  • Fourth-grade students performing their alternative version of Goldilocks.

    Fairy Tales Take “What If” Spin in Grade 4 Production

    The beloved world of fairy tales turned upside down as fourth-grade students offered a new perspective full of fun anecdotes and modern twists on the traditional telling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood in their cross-curricular stage production of Twisted Tales.
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  • First-grade students performing The Color Monster in the Taylor Performing Arts Center.

    Grade 1 Production Takes Audiences on Emotional Journey

    How do little monsters understand feelings and emotions? First-grade students turned that question into a vibrant and fun production as they performed their own telling of the book, The Color Monster, by author Anna Llenas. First-graders performed on the stage in our Taylor Performing Arts Center in front of their families and fellow Lower School students.
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Did You Know?

Our Lower School classrooms have a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio. In our PreSchool through Kindergarten classrooms the student-to-teacher ratio is 6:1.
Our Lower School students spend at least 160 minutes per week engaged in physical education, and our Grade 6 students participate in Middle School athletics.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 explore the arts - both the performing arts and visual arts - for 140 minutes each week!
 

Views from the Lower School

  • 2022-2023 Slideshow

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  • Valentine's Day Bake Sale

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  • End-of-Year Slideshow

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  • Grade 1 Planting Seeds of Kindness

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  • A Million Dreams - Reading with Mrs. Wilonski

    A Million Dreams - Reading with Mrs. Wilonski

    A Million Dreams - Reading with Mrs. Wilonski

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  • First Day of School 2021

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  • 6th Grade Graduation 2021

    6th Grade Graduation 2021

    6th Grade Graduation 2021

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  • Living History Museum Commercial

    Living History Museum Commercial

    Living History Museum Commercial

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  • Maypole Assembly

    Maypole Assembly 2021

    Maypole Assembly

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  • At The Game Virtual Band Performance

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  • "What A Wonderful Life" Grade 2 Signing

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  • JA in a Day 2020

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  • Chinese New Year 2020

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  • STEM Family Night 2020

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