Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12
Dear Friends, 

The Hamden Hall community is clearly connected through vibrant relationships. As a newcomer to Hamden Hall, I have witnessed how the community of faculty, parents, alumni, past parents, grandparents, and friends spans decades and creates an integrally woven fabric of dynamic opportunity, personal growth, and academic excellence for students attending our beloved school.

As we all know, Hamden Hall educates the whole student. We value preparing students for college, and more importantly, preparing them for life! At the core of all learning is our shared desire to instill personal integrity, social responsibility, and a global perspective in each of our students.

Your philanthropic support helps students excel in academics, the arts, athletics, and in personal development. To continue weaving your connection into the exceptional Hamden Hall Experience, we are counting on you to Get Connected! Volunteer, lend us your expertise, visit us, and support the Hamden Hall Fund. It’s a privilege to join you in the connection that makes all the difference. Please consider a gift that is meaningful to you and give today!

Michele Krasznai
CFRE Director of Development
Hamden Hall Country Day School.

Meet the Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Michele Krasznai

    Michele Krasznai 

    Director of Development
    University of Rhode Island - B.S.
  • Photo of Carissa Civitello

    Carissa Civitello 

    Associate Director of Development
  • Photo of Dawn Miceli

    Dawn Miceli 

    Communications Director
  • Photo of Anna Pesce

    Anna Pesce 

    Admin. Assistant to the Alumni/Development Office

Endowed Chair of Lower School Music Supports Programming

Thanks to funding by the Jon and Katharine Harris Endowed Chair of Lower School Music, three programs have received support this year.Read More...

1954 Alumna Gives to Scholarship

Hamden Hall Country Day School is pleased to announce that Maryanne Lincoln Hall, Class of 1954, is sponsoring a partial four-year scholarship for an Upper School student. Maryanne spent her entire career teaching elementary school in Bethany, Conn. Read More...

Barbara Beitch Sowing Seeds in Lower School Library

Thanks to the generosity of former faculty member Dr. Barbara Beitch, books are flying off the shelves in the Lower School Library.

Jim Maggart Remembers Hamden Hall with Estate Planning Gift

Hamden Hall is pleased to announce that former Headmaster James “Jim” Maggart has remembered our school in his estate planning. Jim served Hamden Hall for 13 years, retiring in 2004. He has now named Hamden Hall as the sole beneficiary of a term life policy. We thank Jim for his generosity and friendship to Hamden Hall, and we extend our best wishes to Jim and his wife, Kaye.

Ursula Lawder Remembered

We thank former faculty member Katharine Harris for remembering her dear friend and Hamden Hall colleague, Ursula Lawder, who passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2017. Ursula was 80 and had taught art in our Lower School for many years. Read more...

Night of Literature Honors Betty Lou Blumberg

In May 2017, Hamden Hall celebrated the establishment of The Betty Lou Blumberg Endowed Chair of English with an Evening of Literature.  Betty Lou is pictured with former students and supporters of the endowment (from left) Susan Stone Levine 1980, Leslie Hazen 1980, Andrew Saxe 1980, Herb Emanuelson 1982, Jeannette Cole 1981, Mario Dittoro Jr. 1980, and Chris Kuselias 1980.

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.