The Hamden Board of Education offices are home to the superintendent of schools as well as the district's other top…More administrative positions. It also is where the Board of Education holds its meetings.
The Board of Education has set the following goals through the 2011 school year:
Goal 1 Eliminate the disparity in achievement for all students while significantly improving all students' performance.
Goal 2 Hamden Public School students will have a 95% attendance rate.
Goal 3 Ensure that all students graduate with the requisite skills to become productive citizens in the twenty-first century.
Wintergreen Magnet School is run by ACES (Area Cooperative Education Services) for students in grades K–8.…More Students come from Hamden, New Haven, Meriden, Wallingford and Woodbridge. Wintergreen opens for the school year in mid-August and runs through the end of June, giving it a longer school year than its public counterparts. At more than seven hours, the school day also is longer than other schools.
All students are taught Spanish beginning in kindergarten, and students in grades 6–8 are given laptops to use. The school also works with parents to assure that students have computer access at home.
The school is run by ACES and overseen by a board that consists of the superintendent of schools and a Board of Education member from each district represented, as well as the ACES executive director. It boasts an all-day kindergarten program. Students are chosen to attend the school through a lottery system, and applications are available in each town's Board of Education offices.