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>
Hamden Adult Education 2040 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT06514 The Hamden Adult Education Program is located on the Hamden High School campus and offers a wide variety of academic and…More enrichment programs for adults, including a high school diploma program. In addition, each school year the offerings range from arts and crafts to languages to computer technology in classes that are open to the public at a reasonable cost. Among the topics residents can study in the Adult Education program include learning to knit, learn to use a computer, study for a real estate license and learn how to become a published author. Those without a high school diploma also have several options open to them to gain that degree. Classes in English are also available to those who don't speak or write English. The philosophy of the Hamden Adult Education program is that learning is a lifelong experience and should be embraced by people of all ages.
Louis Astorino Ice Arena 595 Mix Ave, Hamden, CT06514 Located on Mix Avenue, Louis Astorino Ice Rink is a competition size ice rink and home of Hamden High School Hockey,…More Hamden Youth Hockey and the Hamden Figure Skating Association. It also offers public skating sessions and has a pro shop, which sells and rents skates and other equiptment. Louis Astorino Ice Rink has a concession stand selling drinks and snacks, and also has several outdoor seasonal tennis courts.
A branch of the Hamden Public Library System, the Brundage Branch on Circular Avenue is named for former library…More director Louise A. Brundage. The branch has four computers with Internet access that are used almost 4,000 times a year, and offers a storytime program for preschool children on Mondays.</p>
<p>About 23,000 items were circulated in 2009 during 16,000 visits to the branch. The branch also is home to the Highwood Parents and Communities for Kids (PACK) Program. Aimed at children ages six to 10, PACK offers services for both children and parents to provide after-school programs that are both fun and educational.</p>