My son has been attending Hamden Hall for 3 years. The children are broadly engaged and kept active throughout the day in many areas. They are challenged while keeping a good balance between school work, social and athletic activities. Lots of great friends that get together outside school as well.
... Read more Wouldn't hesitate to send him again and we plan on staying with Hamden Hall through the end of high school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/07/13
Lower and middle school have excellent small school atmosphere with the "bar" set higher starting at 6th grade. Lower school emphasis is to promote love of learning. Lower school reading evaluation, music, art starting at age 3. Students make lifelong friends in diversity rich school. Summer school
... Read more recommended for new students coming in at 6th grade and above. 8th grade challenging, equivalent to public school high school. Excellent team sports, and students must balance them with academic schedule. Outdoor activities alternative for those not interested in team sports. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/08/11
Hamden hall is a good school, but hmmmm it has a very high bar that u are supposed to live up to and f u dont u are looked down uppon. I guess its because they are getting u ready for college. I'm a eight grader in Hamden hall and i've been there my whole life (1st-8th until grad). Im one of the few
... Read more lower students, all of my friends are in algebra I or algebra II while im still in math essencitals. In hamden hall they try to have all thier student be very well educated and very well...perfect. If u don't seem to get up to the standard they kind of give u on u and u kind of stay in the back while everyone esle succseeds. There is also alot of pear pressure to wear certin clothes; like im not exagerating every girl in hamden hall has to Read less
Posted by a student on 09/26/09
Terrifc school. Great teachers and very effective administration. The focus has been on the fine arts over the last couple of years and now they are building a new athletic field house
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Posted by a parent on 09/06/08
Great school with excellent academics. Administration is approachable and involved. My daughter had excellent teachers who seemed well-versed in their subjects and passionate about teaching.
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Posted by a parent on 04/23/08
This school is well suited to the above average/gifted student who is capable of independent work. It is not 'tolerant' of the average student or, heaven forbid, below- average student in need of support. Children admitted to the Lower School are often very different from the older children required
... Read more to pass an admissions test. Classes are taught with an eye to the 'upper levels' and weaker students are left with no foundation and no way to catch up.Expectations for students are very high, but teacher direction and guidance is minimal. For a school with such small class sizes, there is no excuse for not providing for students' individual needs. The 'social scene' is obviously a major draw for many parents and children, as there are countless 'events'. The athletic program had the opportunity to be quite good, but was often plagued by mismanagement and rigid, unlikable coaches. Read less
Hamden Hall Country Day School provides an outstanding education that is both nurturing and intimate. The class sizes are small, and the teachers give students individual attention. The teachers are outstanding and the overall atmosphere of the school is warm. The academics are top notch. While there
... Read more are not lower levels of classes, there are many opportunities for honors or AP credit. The campus is small, but maintained exquisitely. Students in the upper school are also given full college counseling and advice. The admissions department is friendly and welcoming. The only area in need of minor improvement is the athletic department. Overall, this is an excellent school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/29/04
While no school is perfect, Hamden Hall provided my children with a great education based on their individual needs and prepared them very well for college life. At HHCDS, a student is both nurtured and challenged to the extent necessary for each individual. If I had to choose one area in need of
... Read more immediate review, it would be the athletic department. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/11/04
Our son started at HHCDS as an 8th grader. He had been in public school in our town, with class sizes at 20 or more. Spanish classes in the public high school can be as large as 30 students. Our son has experienced small class sizes, individual attention and extra help from teachers and the study center.
... Read more Although you will find academically challenging teachers in both public and private schools; a small class improves the potential for the student's academic and personal growth and development. Our school provides many opportunities for extracurricular activities besides sports. Sports are required for two out of the three seasons. As a small school this helps to field the many interscholastic teams. There are 24 other student organizations: like community service, envirothon team, film club and jazz rock. One of the most effective departments is college counseling. Intense support to both student and family make this department worth the price of admission. Read less
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Hamden schools — Hamden Hall School is located at 1108 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT 06517. 1108 Whitney Ave is in the 06517 ZIP code in Hamden, CT Hamden Hall School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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