Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
Hamden Hall is a community of students, parents, faculty, and staff who care deeply about each other and our school. We all work toward the common goal of instilling a love of learning and personal discovery in our students by creating a safe, challenging, and joyful classroom environment built upon developmentally appropriate curriculum rooted in the most up-to-date research and best practices. From our Early Childhood gardeners to our sixth-grade performers, our initiatives continually inspire students and foster individual growth, self-knowledge, and social responsibility. At Hamden Hall, we believe that a strong and healthy partnership between the school and parents contributes greatly to our ability to offer an exceptional educational experience for our students. As partners, we share this responsibility and want you to know that we will do our very best to provide your children with a productive and enjoyable school year.



Lorri Carroll
Director of Lower School

Lower School Highlights:

  • Responsive Classroom utilizes best practices to better help students develop their academic, social, and emotional skills amid a positive learning environment.
  • Reading instruction uses a research-based, structured literacy approach. Our individualized program ensures that students become proficient, lifelong readers.
  • A hands-on approach in the STEAM disciplines encourages students to be curious, to think outside of the box, and to develop problem-solving techniques.

We Learn By Doing

Our Lower School faculty act as mentors, cheerleaders, instructors, and sources of empathy and understanding.
Our comprehensive reading program incorporates decades-long research regarding the best way to teach children phonemic awareness and reading skills.
Our Early Childhood Program is a play-based, hands-on environment where experiential learning is the foundation of all that we do. A.
The Lower School science curricula is rooted in the natural curiosity of young children and housed in our Bayer Family Lower School Science Center.
We form partnerships with the best resources in the area, such as iconic Mystic Seaport, to bring learning to life for our students.
Our performing, music, and fine arts programs bring life to the academic curriculum and enable students to discover their artistic gifts.
Our math program is designed to empower children to master mathematical concepts through interactive activities that engage every learner.
To promote deeper learning, the use of developmentally appropriate technology and multi-sensory tools are used daily in the classroom.
Our youngest and most enthusiastic minds are exposed to world languages and many other global projects to develop a multicultural perspective.

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.