Register for School

Have a child ready for Kindergarten (Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, Connecticut will require that all children enrolling in kindergarten turn 5 years old by Sept. 1st, more information here) or just moved into Hamden -now is the time to register!

Hamden has 8 grade K-6 elementary schools, with attendance zones designated by address. If you don't know which school your child will attend, you can find out here

Registration can be completed online

Visit our Hamden Student Registration Page for more information.


Produce and other food resources will be distributed at Hamden's free mobile food pantry. 

This is FREE for anyone and everyone.

Hamden Public Schools with the help of the Keefe Community Center, United Way of Greater New Haven volunteers, and the Hamden Police Department will be distributing nutritious food from the CT Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry. This distribution will be every other Wednesday July 3rd- December 18th from 4:30pm-5:30pm. This is free for anyone and everyone. Just show up with bags.

Located on 306 Circular Ave. (Parking lot across from Sapori)

For updates, flyers, photos and more: FOLLOW US on Instagram >>> @hamdenfood

Do you wish to volunteer? Please click on this volunteer link for more info. Volunteer Link

Stay updated on cancellations- CT Foodshare Calendar Page

Contact Hector Velazquez Jr., Family Engagement Coordinator for questions

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Low Cost Child Care Openings

The Hamden Public Schools Early Learning Program currently has openings for Hamden 3 & 4-year-olds at the Alice Peck location (35 Hillfield Road, Hamden). Contact Director Jessica Vega at 203-407-2254 for more information.

The program is 9 hours/day, 5 days a week, year-round program with a sliding scale for fees. 

Applications are being accepted now.

DCF Behavioral Health Resource Guides for Parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all of us. Children, in particular, have experienced increased mental and behavioral health concerns due to anxiety caused by the changes they have experienced in their lives, extended isolation and loss of family members. Parents have struggled to find local mental health providers to help their children cope or recommend appropriate treatments.

The DCF Behavioral Health Resource Guide will provide valuable points of contact to parents who are already dealing with difficult situations and hopefully have them access services earlier before their children experience a worsening mental health problem. Accessing supports is a sign of strength and this document provides families one more added support as they are empowered to connect with services in their local communities.


HMS is one of 8 Schools in CT Honored as a "No Place for Hate" School

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced that Hamden Middle School is one of 8 schools in Connecticut to be named as a "No Place for Hate" school!  Hamden Middle School’s designation as a "No Place for Hate" institution recognizes the school’s commitment to taking a stand against all forms of hate and creating an inclusive school community. Read ADL's Press Release and view ADL's National 2020-2021 NPFH Recognition Video. You may also want to view Governor Lamont's congratulatory video about the No Place for Hate recognition, as well as his support for the NPFH vision to be spread state and nationwide. 

We couldn't be prouder of our HMS community and their efforts!