Celebrating 110 Years of Excellence in Education
Hamden Hall Country Day School
Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
We invite all Hamden Hall Alumni and families to join
us for Homecoming 2022 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Skiff Street Athletic Complex.

9:30 a.m:
Annual Color Run and Fall Festivities. Hamden Hall Alumni and families are welcome to participate in our 2022 Color Run by collecting pledges for your run or walk! Share your personal page with friends and family. All pledges raised will support the Hamden Hall Fund.

Enjoy a morning of fun, exercise, prizes, music, and lots of color at our Skiff Street Athletic Complex. Join us after the run for some fall family-fun activities.  Stay for the Homecoming Football game at noon and stop by our Alumni tent for some "Wings and Things!" More details to come. 

Click here to learn more and register! 

Noon: Varsity Football Game VS  Worcester Academy
3 p.m. - Boys Varsity Soccer VS Greenwich Country Day School
3 p.m.  - Field Hockey VS Marianapolis Prep
3 p.m. - Boys Water Polo VS Brunswick School
3:30 p.m. - Cross Country VS King, Forman, GCDS, EF Academy
3:30 p.m. - Varsity Volleyball VS EF Academy
3:45 p.m. - Girls Varsity Soccer VS Greenwich Country Day School

Football Game Halftime: Join us under the Alumni tent at half time for "Wings & Things"! Light bites and specialty drinks (specialty drinks will only be available to those 21 years and over, please) will be available for ALL Alumni.

Click here to preregister to be entered into a special raffle! 

Catch Up With Your Former Classmates

List of 17 news stories.

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Hamden Hall Reunions!

Congratulations To Our Alumni Who Have Recently Graduated From Institutions of Higher Learning!

List of 1 news stories.

  • The James R. Maggart Scholarship Fund

    Hamden Hall’s eighth head of school, James R. Maggart, passed away Nov. 19, 2021. Jim had served for 13 years under the pines before retiring in May 2004. Upon his retirement in 2004, Jim was surprised with news that his school community had established the James R. Maggart Scholarship Fund in his honor.

    Jim's fund supports the education of young women.


Alumni News

Help us build our alumni network! The following survey will enable the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to better connect with our alumni and provide networking opportunities for individuals throughout the country. We have more than 3,200 alums across the globe, and we're eager to engage with them via social events, workshops, programming, and more.


In Memoriam

List of 8 news stories.

  • Doris Beck Zeid, Past Grandparent, Current Great-Grandparent

    Doris Beck Zeid, 93, of New Haven, died September 5 in Woodbridge, Conn. Doris was the wife of the late Louis Zeid. She was the grandmother of Hamden Hall alumna and faculty member, Emily Schimelman, Class of 2002, and alumnus Joshua Zeid, Class of 2005. Her great-grandchildren, Laila and Gabriel Schimelman, are current Hamden Hall students.

    Doris was a dedicated volunteer at the Jewish Home for the Aged in New Haven for many years. She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Ira (Karen) Zeid, and David (Eileen) Zeid, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held graveside September 7 at B'nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven, at 10:30 a.m. Shure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    The family will receive visitors at the home of Dr. Ira and Mrs. Karen Zeid, 36 Spencer Place, New Haven, on Wednesday following the service until 4:30 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 2 - 4 p.m.

    Please join Hamden Hall in extending sincere condolences to the Zeid family. To read full obituary, please click here.  
  • Alphonse Cannavaciolo Sr., Past Parent

    Alphonse "Al" Cannavaciolo Sr., of North Haven, Conn., died on August 13, one day before his 92nd birthday, from complications of a stroke he suffered in May. He was married for 64 years to beloved Hamden Hall former faculty member, Albina Cannavaciolo. Al and Albina had three children, all of whom are Hamden Hall alumni: Teresa Cannavaciolo Souza, Class of 1977, Alphonse Cannavaciolo Jr., Class of 1979, and Lisa Cannavaciolo Ferris, Class of 1981.

    The Hamden Hall Community extends deep condolences to Albina and the Cannavaciolo family during this emotional time.

    Please click here to view the complete obituary.
  • Maria Barkev Agulian, Beloved Hamden Hall Math Teacher

    Maria Barkev Agulian (née Bulbulian), 71, of Hamden, passed away at home surrounded by family, on Friday, May 20, 2022, following a yearlong journey with pancreatic cancer. Maria was born on December 31, 1950, in Beirut, Lebanon.

    Maria received her Masters in Mathematics Education from the American University of Beirut, and was a passionate Mathematics teacher for 41 years, 26 of which were spent at Hamden Hall.

    She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Samuel Kevork Agulian, and her three children, Tamar Agulian, Taleen Agulian Gleeson, and Lori Agulian. Lori graduated from Hamden Hall in 2005.

    Maria left a lasting impression on the Hamden Hall Community. We are deeply saddened by her loss. Please join us in extending condolences to the Agulian family.

    To read Maria's obituary, please click here.
  • John R. Froines, Ph.D., Past Grandparent

    John R. Froines, Ph.D., died on July 13, 2022 at the age of 83 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was the grandfather of Kayla Stanley, Class of 2016, and Jessica Stanley, Class of 2021. 

    John was born on June 13, 1939, in Oakland, Calif. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air National Guard, then earned an associate degree from Contra Costa Community College. He went on to the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1962. He pursued a doctorate from Yale, where he first became involved in politics.

    John was a quiet but politically stalwart chemist who stood trial alongside six other antiwar activists — known collectively as the Chicago Seven — on charges of conspiring to incite a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and who went on to become a pioneering advocate for environmental justice. 

    Please join Hamden Hall in extending condolences to John's family.

    To read John's obituary and to learn more about his legendary career and activism, please click here
  • Robert Nicholas Felice, Ph.D., Past Grandparent

    Robert N. Felice, Ph.D., died on July 2, 2022, at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen, and four children, including Robert (Dale) Felice, Hamden Hall past parent. Two of his grandchildren graduated from Hamden Hall, Taylor Felice, Class of 2003, and Matthew Felice, Class of 2005.

    Robert was raised in Brooklyn. He attended Erasmus Hall HS, and St, John’s University, on scholarship, graduating with a bachelor’s degree and ultimately earning a PHD. He met his wife, Helen, in 1953, and they were married in 1955. 

    Please join the Hamden Hall Community in extending sincere condolences to the Felice family.

    To read Robert's obituary, please click here.
  • Charles Goclowski, Class of 1975

    Charles Goclowski, Class of 1975 Alumnua of Woodbridge, died on June 7, 2022. He is survived by his wife Eileen, his sister Barbara Pandolfi of North Branford, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
    After graduating from Hamden Hall, Charles attended SCSU. He was employed by UPS for over 30 years.

    Please join Hamden Hall in extending condolences to Charles' family. To read full obituary, please click here.
  • Theresa Vitolo Vingiano, Grandparent

    Theresa Vitolo Vingiano of North Haven died on May 30, 2022, at the age of 94. She was the loving grandmother of Hamden Hall graduating senior Ava Vingiano. Her other granddaughter, Erika Vingiano, also attended Hamden Hall. 
    Theresa's son, Anthony "Bill" Vingiano, is a member of the Hamden Hall Board of Trustees and his wife, Laurie, is a longtime member of the Hamden Hall Parents' Association, currently serving as past president, advisor, and treasurer . 
    Born and raised in New Haven, Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Anthony "Big Bill" Vingiano, whom she met while working at Sargent & Co. The couple had three children. 
    Theresa was a NY Yankees fan and enjoyed watching sports and cheering on her favorite teams.

    The Hamden Hall Community extends sincere condolences to the Vingiano family.

    To read Theresa's obituary, please click here.
  • Estelle Morris Herman, Past Parent and Grandparent

    Estelle M. Herman of New Haven died on May 5, 2022, at the age of 103. She was the mother of Hamden Hall past parent and alumna, Michele Herman Brownstein (James Brownstein), Class of 1972, and grandmother of Hamden Hall alumni Megan Brownstein Rutstein, Class of 1998, Kimberly Brownstein Greenberg, Class of 2001, and Blake Brownstein, Class of 2009. 

    Private funeral services are being handled by Robert E. Shure and Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial will be in B'nai Jacob Memorial Park, New Haven. The period of mourning will also be private.

    To leave a message of condolence on the funeral home website, please click here.

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