School Hours

Regular School Day Hours

Early Elementary Schools- 8:15 AM - 1:45 PM  Students can arrive anytime after 8:00.
(Church Street, Dunbar Hill, Helen Street, Shepherd Glen) 

Late Elementary Schools- 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM  Students can arrive anytime after 8:30.
(Bear Path, Spring Glen, Ridge Hill, West Woods)  

Hamden Middle School- 8:05 AM - 1:35 PM  Students can arrive anytime after 7:55

Hamden High School- 7:31 AM - 1:03 PM  Students can arrive anytime after 7:16

HCLC (Hamden Collaborative Learning Center)- 8:30 AM - 1:10PM Students can arrive anytime after 7:45

Early Dismissal Hours

Alice Peck Learning Center- 10:15AM & 12:15PM
Early Elementary Schools (Church Street, Dunbar Hill, Helen Street, Shepherd Glen) 12:30PM 
Late Elementary Schools (Bear Path, Spring Glen, Ridge Hill, West Woods) - 1:00PM  
Hamden Transition Academy- 11:00AM
Hamden Collaborative Learning Center- 11:00AM
Hamden High School- 11:30AM
Hamden Middle School- 12:00PM
Wintergreen IIC- 12:30PM
The Elementary IIC Classrooms are still located at 670 Wintergreen Avenue. Please contact the main office at the Wintergreen Building at 203-407-2133 for information regarding their early dismissal times.


Elementary students will be in school four days per week, for 5.5 hours per day. One day will be at-home learning.  The day of the week that students will be at home is as follows:

  • Kindergarten - Monday at home distance learning
  • Grades 1 and 2 - Tuesday at home distance learning
  • Grades 3 and 4 - Wednesday at home distance learning
  • Grades 5 - Thursday at home distance learning
  • Grade 6 - Friday at home distance learning 

Part of in-school days, students will be in specials and working on their Chromebooks independently with supervision

Secondary students will be divided into two groups, attending school two days per week one week and three days per week the next week, or the reverse. Students whose last name starts with letters A-K are in one group, and students whose last name starts with letters L-Z are in the other group. 

The days not in school will be at-home distance learning that incorporates live and asynchronous learning activities.

Each day includes 5.5 hours of instruction/learning activities.