Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
Dear Prospective Parents and Students,

I hope you will spend some time exploring the Middle School information posted here to gain a greater sense of what makes the middle school experience so special at Hamden Hall. For those who teach and advise students in the Middle School, the greatest joy comes from the relationships that we are able to form with students and their families. We feel it is very important to balance real academic rigor with a nurturing approach to each individual child. 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

Middle School Highlights:

  • Academic rigor is balanced with a nurturing approach to each individual student.
  • Middle School students are assigned an advisor to ensure properly tailored instruction and to build a strong support network.
  • An orientation camping trip in seventh grade and a Washington, D.C., adventure in eighth grade foster class unity and personal growth.
  • Middle School Advocates (from our senior class) serve as role models for our seventh- and eighth-graders and mentor them in different capacities.
  • Health and wellness classes help students build social-emotional skills useful for managing their time, mental health, and relationships.
  • From mock trials, to fictional memoirs, creating geometric structures, student teaching, and our capstone Short Story and Declamation projects, our focus on project-based learning results in authentic real-world activities and programming.

We Learn By Doing

We are a small, nurturing community where teachers find a way to reach and push each individual student.
Students experience authentic hands-on learning via division-wide projects such as the Earth Summit, Political Convention, and Media Conference.
Our MakerSpace, a center for design and innovation, allows students to explore and enables teachers to take class projects in new directions.
With two productions a year, a Seventh-Grade Chorus, a Glee Club, and the Orchestra, students have myriad opportunities to perform.
Clubs such as the Student Newspaper, Mathcounts, Book Club, Debate Club, and more allow students to develop additional interests and skills.
Community service is built into the Middle School curriculum with meal preparation for a local shelter and work at urban gardens in New Haven.

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.