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>
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.
Founded in 1912, Hamden Hall Country Day School helps students to develop socially, academically, physically and…More artistically. It aims to challenge students and to help them develop social responsibility and personal integrity while preparing them for college. The school is coeducational and enrolls students in preschool through grade 12 from over 35 communities.</p>
<p>Established as the nation's fourth country day school, Hamden Hall continues to help each child develop as an individual. The school features challenging academics, a wide range of extracurricular activities, a top-notch faculty, strong athletic programs and a commitment to diversity.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
Cedarhurst School 871 Prospect St, Hamden, CT06517 Operated by Yale University, Cedarhurst School is a therapeutic school for students grades 6 through 12. Each student's…More program is tailored to their needs; some attend traditional classes while others get one-on-one attention. Parental involvement is encouraged. Students can either complete their education at Cedarhurst or transition back into their community high school, depending on their needs. The school's Prospect Street building is the former home of John Day Jackson, who for years owned the New Haven Register.
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.