Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
Our Upper School students are afforded individualized pathways to better learn what fields and subjects interest them. Students are exposed to a wide range of knowledge through traditional academic disciplines and innovative, creative programming all designed to promote meaningful interaction, critical thinking, and self-awareness. Most importantly, rigorous academic courses prepare and empower our students for the challenges of higher education. Signature Programs such as Science, Innovation & Design, Global Online Academy, and Princeton Peer Leadership create a culture of excellence for our students.

Helen Barnstable / Kimberly Gold Porto 1987

Co-Directors, Upper School

Upper School Highlights:

  • Rigorous academic courses empower and prepare students for the challenges of higher education.
  • Hamden Hall students are annually recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • We offer more than 25 Advanced Placement and post-AP Academic courses.
  • Students participate in nearly 50 extracurricular clubs and activities including numerous community service opportunities.
  • Leadership programs such as Princeton Peer Leadership and Middle School Advocates act as springboards for responsible citizenship.

The Hamden Hall Experience

We promote equity within our community via enriching programming and activities such as our annual Middle and Upper School "community conversations" and our many club offerings.
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The fostering of many time-honored traditions is a mainstay at Hamden Hall.
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Hamden Hall has the largest number of students selected each year to attend the prestigious Southern Regional Choir and Orchestra from among area private and public schools.
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Our scholar-athletes continue their sport at the DI, II, and III collegiate levels. 
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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.