We are very proud to share with you the 2021 Town-wide Virtual Art Show!


Click on the following link to access the entire virtual art show:



How EXCITING!  The debut novel of Hamden High Alum Zakiya Dalila Harris arrived yesterday.  It is being hailed as a must read this summer!  We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and look forward to more great things from Zakiya!!!

Get your copy today!


Hamden High Orchestra and Visual Artists

Check out this article about the video our department produced for the students of HPS...


Did you see the news report about the new billboards designed by Hamden art students?  Check it out here:





Leslie Della Valle

Director of Fine and Performing Arts
Central Office

Department Philosophy

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts seeks to provide students in all grades  a variety of opportunities to experience, explore and develop skills in music, visual arts and theatre.  Our goal is to help students to become creative problem solvers, independent thinkers, lifelong appreciators of art, and human beings who understand the importance of the arts to society.  We value all cultures, races and creeds, and strive to introduce our students to a wide variety of art, music and theatre media that represent the diversity of the human experience.  Along the way, we strive to help them enjoy their exposure to the arts, while learning valuable lessons about the benefits of practice, the importance of patient persistence, and the role of the individual as a member of an ensemble.  Exposing all students to a variety of art forms and pushing students who have chosen the arts as a focus are our dual and compatible goals.