Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12


It is truly an honor to lead our excellent Lower School! Hamden Hall is a family of students, parents, faculty, and staff who care deeply about each other and their school. Our Lower School is a division of curious, passionate, talented, and creative students, guided by faculty who use their wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to create a learning environment within a culture of possibility.



Lorri Carroll
Director of Lower School

What's Happening In Our Halls

Our Lower School faculty act as mentors, cheerleaders, instructors, and sources of empathy and understanding.
Our comprehensive reading program incorporates decades-long research regarding the best way to teach children phonemic awareness and reading skills.
With nurturing educators by their side, our youngest students in our Early Childhood Program feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves and discovering their first interests and talents.
The Lower School science curricula is rooted in the natural curiosity of young children and housed in our Bayer Family Lower School Science Center.
Our math program is designed to empower children to master mathematical concepts through interactive activities that engage every learner.
Our performing, music, and fine arts programs bring life to the academic curriculum and enable students to discover their artistic gifts.
We form partnerships with the best resources in the area, such as iconic Mystic Seaport, to bring learning to life for our students.
To promote deeper learning, the use of developmentally appropriate technology and multi-sensory tools are used daily in the classroom.
Our youngest and most enthusiastic minds are exposed to world languages and many other global projects to develop a multicultural perspective.

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.