Hamden Hall Country Day School

Hamden Hall Country Day School Photo #1 - Three-quarters of graduating seniors are historically admitted to colleges ranked as "most competitive" or "highly competitive."
  • Hamden Hall County Day School, an independent, college preparatory, coeducational PreSchool through Grade 12 day school, fosters the individual growth of every student. We challenge students to develop a strong sense of personal integrity, social responsibility, and a global perspective, while preparing them for demanding academic programs at the collegiate level.
  • Hamden Hall Country Day School continues to embrace the spirit of family that has defined the sampus since its opening days in 1912 as the nation's fourth country day school.
  • The Hamden Hall Experience starts with academic excellence as enhanced by our dynamic learning environment and fostered by our esteemed faculty. Our core values - excellence, support, participation, accountability, and respect - are interwoven in that overarching experience and are integral to the academic growth and success of every student.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1912
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students574 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Hamden Hall Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers88 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses30 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language, AP French Literature, AP Latin, AP Latin Literature, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, Global Online Academy, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus
Average SAT score1330
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,490
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $18,200 in PS to $42,990 in Upper School
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJanet Izzo
Admissions AssociateKeith Kaliszewski


Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A Capella, Admissions Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Art Club, Biology Olympiad, Board Games Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Chorus Ensemble, Computer Science Club, Conservation Club, Debate Team, Economics, FACES Literary Magazine, Fiber Arts/DIY, GSA, Innovation & Design, Interact Club (Community Service), Investment Club, Jazz Ensemble, Linguistics Olympiad, Math Team, Model U.N., Multicultural Students Interests, Physics Bowl, Production Crew, Puzzle Team, Robotics Club, Science, Student Government, Student Musicians Union, Student Newspaper, Swarm: School Spirit, Table Tennis Club, Thespians/Drama Club, Woodworking Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • A college preparatory independent day school.
  • Enrollment of more than 575 boys and girls.
  • PreSchool through Grade 12 from 50 communities and six foreign countries.
  • Founded in 1912 by Dr. John Cushing.
  • Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Ninty-eight full- and part-time teachers.
  • Three quarters of the faculty hold advanced degrees.
  • Student/faculty ratio: 6 to 1.
  • Average class size: 12.
  • Three-quarters of graduating seniors historically admitted tocolleges ranked as "most competitive" or "highly competitive."
  • Historically, 15 percent of our seniors receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • In our 2018-2019 sophomore, junior, and senior classes, 49 students earned AP Scholar Recognition,including 30 Scholars and Scholars with Honorand 19 Scholars with Distinction.Three seniors were also recognized asNational AP Scholars and two earned AP International Diplomas.
  • Ten percent of our graduating class historically competes at the collegiate Division I and Division III levels.
  • Nearly 30 Advanced Placement and post-AP academic courses oered.
  • Over 50 varsity and sub-varsity oerings at the Middle and Upper School levels.
  • Signature Programs include our Global Online Academy, EarlyChildhood Reading Program, Mystic Seaport Partnership, Science, Innovation & Design Program, Princeton Peer Leadership Program, Makerspace Design Lab, and Music and Theatre Programs.
  • Grades 4-6 athletic teams.
  • Robust performing and visual arts program that garners national attention.
  • Broad selection of student clubs and activities, including numerous community service opportunities.
  • Transportation covering a 40-mile radius.

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  • Cheshire
    Grades: 9-12 | 344 students
    10.9 miles
    10 Main St
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    10.9 9-12
  • New Haven
    Grades: 7-12 | 714 students
    3.3 miles
    986 Forest Road
    New Haven, CT 06515
    3.3 7-12
  • Wallingford
    Grades: 9-12 | 850 students
    9.6 miles
    333 Christian Street
    Wallingford, CT 06492
    9.6 9-12
  • Waterbury
    Grades: PK-12 | 185 students
    16.3 miles
    565 Chase Parkway
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    16.3 PK-12
  • New Haven
    Grades: K-9 | 484 students
    1.1 miles
    50 Loomis Place
    New Haven, CT 06511
    1.1 K-9

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Hamden Hall Country Day School offers rigorous academics and a plethora of opportunities for students at all levels in which to participate. More than that, Hamden Hall is truly a community that cares about the students and the people they become after graduation.
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The amount of diversity Hamden Hall cultures is irresistible. When I look around the courtyard, there are no two people that are exactly alike. At Hamden Hall, I feel a sense of comfort with both the students I am learning with, but more importantly the faculty and staff. Hamden Hall truly is ONE big community, which is why I encourage everyone to stop by, see our campus and meet some of our amazing students and faculty that create a wonderful Hamden Hall Experience.
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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $16,527 for elementary schools and $33,495 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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