Mystic Seaport Partnership
Learning Comes to Life!
Hamden Hall forms partnerships with the best resources in the area to bring learning to life for our students. One of the most innovative and dynamic is our collaboration with Mystic Seaport.
In conjunction with Mystic educators, we combine in-class lessons and activities for our fourth- and fifth-graders with onsite travels to the popular maritime history attraction.
The results are cross curricular, highly interactive monthly programs that are varied and project-based in areas such as geography, nautical science, American history, technology, and more.
As a two-year partnership, content differs by grade. In Grade 4, the focus is "life at Sea," combining simulation activities along with primary source analysis. Meanwhile, in Grade 5, students take part in a very hands-on, yearlong, "Seaport Town Apprenticeship" program.
Hamden Hall established its partnership with Mystic Seaport in the 2012-2013 school year.