Elementary and Secondary Curricula

Welcome to the Family Curriculum resource.  This area has been designed to provide Hamden Public School Families information regarding our curricula.  This site can be used to assist you in supporting your child/children in their learning and also promote family involvement. 

Hamden Public Schools Family Curricula Guide


English/Language Arts



Social Studies

Health and Physical Education

World Language 7-8World Language 9-12 



Library Media


HECA (coming soon)
ESOL 7-8; ESOL 9-12 


Educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Education standards, like Common Core are not a curriculum. Local communities and educators choose their own curriculum, which is a detailed plan for day to day teaching. In other words, the Common Core is what students need to know and be able to do, and curriculum is how students will learn it.


Connecticut Core Standards

Next Generation Science Standards

Connecticut Social Studies Frameworks

Connecticut’s Common Core of Learning-World Languages

National Core Arts Standards: Visual Arts

National Core Arts Standards: Music

National Core Arts Standards: Theatre

National Computer Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) K–12 Computer Science Standards

American Association of School Librarians Standards for Learners

Connecticut English Language Proficiency Standards