"We chose Hamden Hall for our two sons’ high school education because we valued the school’s respect for each child’s individual learning style as well as the small teacher-student ratio. As a psychologist, I liked the fact that Hamden Hall offered challenge without creating a pressure-cooker environment. Despite my sons’ very different personalities (Ben’s passion was soccer and other sports, and Derek’s was the Academic Decathalon team), both boys found a comfortable niche for themselves. And, despite Derek having no love for sports when he entered Hamden Hall, he did end up co-captain of the Cross Country team.
While our sons were not academic stars in their early years at Hamden Hall, they both grew to become strong students, with an appreciation for academic pursuits. Derek is mid-way to earning a Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton, and Ben is just finishing a doctoral program in applied economics at Wharton, heading toward an assistant professorship at Brandeis University.
We are most proud of our sons’ achievements and thankful to Hamden Hall for the solid foundation, support, and well-timed challenges they provided!" - Virginia Shiller
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.