Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

The Middle School Experience

The Hamden Hall Experience starts with academic excellence as enhanced by our dynamic learning environment and fostered by our esteemed faculty. Our core values - excellence, support, participation, accountability, and respect - are interwoven in that overarching experience and are integral to the academic growth and success of every student. While rigorous academics underscore all we do, we also care about the people our graduates become and pride ourselves on our socially considerate atmosphere. 

Our Middle School balances real academic rigor with a nurturing approach to each individual child in appreciation of the rapid developmental changes taking place at this age. Moreover, the unbridled curiosity of our seventh and eighth graders is carefully managed by experienced educators who know how to inspire excellence while cultivating personal connections.

Experience A Day in Middle School

Throughout the year, seventh graders broaden their ability to think critically and analytically through a spiraled curriculum and multiple academic avenues including project-based learning, elective rotations, advisory groups, and more that inspire creativity and challenging projects and experiences. Click here to learn more.

"By getting to know every student well, and partnering with parents to ensure successful academic habits, we are able to help each child reach their potential. Life in the Middle School is filled with dynamic and engaging programs and activities."

-Brian Christman
Director of Middle School
Purposeful Halls

Project-Based Learning allows the Middle School to provide authentic, real-world learning through in-depth, extensive projects. From mock trials, to fictional memoirs, creating geometric structures, and our capstone short story and declamation projects, we believe students learn as much - or even more - from the high level of engagement engendered by these rigorous initiatives.

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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.