Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

The Upper School Experience

Our Upper Schools students are afforded individualized pathways to better learn what fields and subjects are of interest to them. Students are exposed to a wide range of knowledge through traditional academic disciplines and innovative, creative programming designed to promote meaningful interaction, critical thinking, and self-awareness. Most importantly, rigorous academic courses empower and prepare students for the challenges of higher education.

"The Upper School curriculum includes a wide range of courses that are scaffolded to provide an appropriate level of rigor for every student. In addition, our students have opportunities to move beyond the traditional curriculum through GOA courses and participation in our Signature Programs."
Helen Barnstable
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Co-Director of Upper School

Experience A Day In Our Classrooms

"Our Upper School is full of wonderful opportunities. Students have a variety of classes to choose from including multiple AP options. On top of rigorous classes, students are encouraged to join in our extracurricular activities. We have numerous clubs that vary from competitive clubs such as Math Team or Debate, to altruistic clubs such as Interact and Amnesty International, to interest-based clubs such as the Cooking and the Investment clubs. Extra help is available and encouraged, and time for students to meet with their teachers is built into our schedule. Our weekly advisor and assembly meetings foster the sense of community that is so robust at Hamden Hall."

-Kimberly Porto, Co-Director of Upper School, Academic Dean

Collegiate Halls

As a college preparatory school, Hamden Hall takes great pride in the role we play in establishing the foundation for our students to pursue higher education and, indeed, a lifetime of continued learning. Hamden Hallers continually matriculate into the world's most prestigious and competitive colleges and universities and gain admittance to even more. Our college counselors act as mentors and guides and help empower students during this exciting transitional stage of life.

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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.