Sacred Heart Academy 265 Benham St, Hamden, CT06514 Sacred Heart Academy is an all-girls Catholic high school that sits atop Cherry Hill. Originally located in New Haven,…More the school moved to Hamden in 1953, to more than 100 picturesque acres. It installed its first president, Sr. Sheila O'Neil. Its student body consists of about 500 girls from Hamden and the surrounding areas. The school is known for its rigorous academic program that includes an award-winning science department.
Hamden High School is the town's only public high school, educating more than 2,000 students in grades 9 through 12.…More The school is divided into "houses," with a principal for each house. There are three houses of upperclassmen and one house of freshmen. Advance Placement classes are open to students who qualify. There also is a wide variety of elective classes.</p>
<p>Educational opportunities run beyond the academic. The school has its own restaurant, nursery school, school store and automotive services run by students in vocational programs. </p>
The former Hamden Middle School in the Newhall section of town was first known as Michael J. Whelan Jr. High School.…More In the 1980's, when the town's second middle school, Sleeping Giant Jr. High School, closed, M.J. Whelan Jr. High School because Hamden Middle School, serving all of the town's seventh- and eighth-grade students. The school closed for good in 2006 when the new Hamden Middle School opened on Dixwell Avenue just down the road from Hamden High School. The former building is now the subject of a state and federal cleanup after it was determined that the area had in the past been used as a dump by the former Eklund Corporation.</p>
<p>In the meantime the building is used as a town community center. The Hamden Police Department also has opened a substation in the building.</p>
Hamden Middle School 2623 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT06518 Hamden Middle School is the town's newly-constructed school for students in seventh and eighth grades. It sits on…More Dixwell Avenue behind the town's Veteran's Memorial monument that lists town residents who served in times of war and its auditorium is named in honor of the town's veterans. Years ago the town had two "junior high" schools, Sleeping Giant and Michael J. Whelan, but those were later merged into Hamden Middle School, which operated in the Whelan building on Newhall Street. Age and environmental problems with that facility led to the construction of a brand-new school, offering students state-of-the-art education.