Dear Hamden Hall Community:
One of the most treasured tasks I’ve undertaken at Hamden Hall is the research and writing of a coffee table book in commemoration of our centennial year back in 2012. In delving into our archival material, I couldn’t help but feel a kinship with many of our former community members - from past headmasters to faculty to students and families.
Because of their commitment and vision, the foundation of educational excellence was established and our school community now enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest day schools in the country. Our second headmaster, Herbert H. Vreeland Jr., is credited with having the foresight to view the school as a large family - a basic tenet that has endured over the decades. But Headmaster Vreeland must also be acknowledged for his philanthropic endeavors on behalf of the school, which included personally purchasing additional land to enlarge the Whitney Avenue campus.
These types of charitable pursuits have been the cornerstone of Hamden Hall’s longtime success and enviable curriculum. Our theme for the 2021-2022 school year is: The Power of a Gift. And truly, there is power in each gift! A gift unleashes myriad benefits for our students - specifically, all of the special experiences that we tout under the pines such as personalized attention, top-notch resources, talented teachers, and dynamic learning environments.
In the long term, programming and infrastructure improvements brought about by the contributions of our current families also translate into the continuance of the expected standard of excellence that is inherent in a Hamden Hall education. Our graduates past and present reap the rewards of having attended a prestigious school during their formative years, and the credibility of that foundation is one that cannot be underestimated.
On behalf of the Office of Advancement, Communications and Alumni Relations, thank you for your support of our school community. As you peruse this document, feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have as we tackle quite a bit in our offices!
Dawn A. Miceli
Director of Advancement