West Woods School 350 W Todd St, Hamden, CT06518 West Woods School opened more than 30 years ago in northern Hamden after nearby Alice Peck School became overcrowded. In…More the years since, student populations have dropped and Alice Peck closed as an elementary school, leaving only West Woods to serve students in the area. Class sizes are small and test scores are among the best in the district.
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.
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.
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.
St. Rita School was founded in 1956 as a school for students in grades one through four. Within three years that…More expanded to grade six, and by 1961 it was educating students through eighth grade. Several orders of religious sisters have taught at the school, including the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Dominican Sisters from Columbus, Ohio and most recently the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The school has grown as the needs of its students have grown, and it now sports a computer lab, a science lab and a renovated library and media center. Before- and after-school care also is offered at the school.
The school's mission:
St. Rita School is a Catholic Parish elementary school that provides the opportunity for students to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing, faith-filled environment. We prepare our students to be responsible Christian citizens who can make sound, moral choices and think critically to meet the challenges of today's rapidly changing society and those they will face in the future
Bear Path School 10 Kirk Rd, Hamden, CT06514 Bear Path School is one of the town's eight elementary schools. It is located in the northern section of town and its…More enrollment has grown over the years, which led to a $14.5 million renovation project in 2002 that doubled its number of classrooms and allowed an additional 100 students from other schools to attend. The school was the first in the district to have a full-day kindergarten program. Bear Path students' test scores are consistently among the town's best.
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.