Hamden has nine elementary schools (grades Kindergarten to 6), one middle school (grades 7 to 8), and one high school (grades 9 to 12). Hamden students selected by lottery also attend Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School (grades Kindergarten to 8). Visit the official Hamden Public Schools website for more information.


The Hamden Library provides and promotes access to highly responsive library service, relevant library materials, information sources nationwide. The Library also offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities for the entire Hamden community. Visit the official Hamden Public Libraries website for more information.

Area Private Schools

Many of Hamden's school students are served by the equally fine programs offered in the parochial and private school system of the community.

  • Cheshire Academy - grades 6 to 12 in Cheshire
  • Choate Rosemary Hall School - grades 9 to 12 in Wallingford
  • Foote School - grades Kindergarten to 9 in New Haven
  • Hamden Hall - grades pre-Kindergarten to 12 in Hamden
  • Hopkins School - grades 7 to 12 in New Haven
  • Sacred Heart Academy - for girls in grades 9 to 12 in Hamden
  • Saint Rita School - grades pre-Kindergarten to 8 in Hamden
  • Saint Stephen School- grades Kindergarten to 8 and preschool
  • West Woods Christian Academy - grades Kindergarten to 12 in Hamden