Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12


Hamden Hall is a leader in educational excellence. We employed our distance learning model, "Virtual Halls Under the Pines," during the last semester of our 2019-2020 school year. Our 2020-2021 school year commences on September 1, and we look forward to welcoming our students back to campus.

Our Admissions Team is eager to connect and share more information about The Hamden Hall Experience with our prospective families. To virtually explore our school community from the comfort of your home, click here
For a more personalized virtual tour, please reach out to our Admissions Team:
Director of Admissions Janet Izzo at  jizzo@hamdenhall.org
Director of Lower School Admissions Keith Kaliszewski at kkaliszewski@hamdenhall.org
Assistant Director of Admissions Megan Borelli at mborelli@hamdenhall.org
Thank you for your interest in Hamden Hall Country Day School. We are proud to provide students with a wonderful educational experience, and we have been doing so since 1912! We offer an education to PreSchoolers through Grade 12. 

The admissions process for our youngest applicants is geared towards measuring developmental readiness, while the admissions process in the Middle and Upper School evaluates an applicant’s commitment to a high standard of intellectual and personal growth.

Our mission of helping students develop a strong sense of personal integrity and social responsibility while offering challenging academics holds true. A school community the size of Hamden Hall’s is ideal in so many ways. It is large enough to offer a wide variety of academics and extracurricular activities, but small enough to allow and encourage students to participate and experience new things, while discovering their passions.

Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and our unique and special community. While this website will provide you with a snapshot of the many offerings of Hamden Hall, there is no replacement for a school visit. I hope that you will attend an admissions coffee or open house, or will call the admissions office to schedule a personal visit.

If you have any questions about the admissions process, please email me at jizzo@hamdenhall.org or call the office at 203-752-2610. I look forward to meeting you and your family.


Janet B. Izzo, Director of Admissions

Meet Our Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Janet Izzo

    Janet Izzo 

    Director of Admissions, Sophomore Class Dean
    Bates College - B.A.
    The College of William and Mary - M.S.
  • Photo of Megan Borelli

    Megan Borelli 

    Assistant Director of Admissions, Science
    Quinnipiac University - M.S.
    Quinnipiac University - M.A.T.
  • Photo of Jennifer Luty

    Jennifer Luty 

    Admin. Asst. to Director of Admissions
    Quinnipiac University - M.S.
  • Photo of Keith Kaliszewski

    Keith Kaliszewski 98

    Director of Enrollment Management, Varsity Golf Coach
    Mary Washington College - B.S.
    U.S.S.A - M.S.

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.