Principal
Laura Rodriguez
lrodriguez@hamden.org

Building Secretary
Kathy Pommer
kpommer@hamden.org

Phone
203-407-2025

FAX
203-407-2027

 
Dunbar Hill School
315 Lane Street
Hamden, CT 06514

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About Us

Dunbar Hill School

Dunbar Hill School is home to nearly 300 students in Grades K through 6 in Hamden, Connecticut, a town of roughly 50,000 north of New Haven. We are located on Lane Street in southern Hamden across from Radio Towers Park. A Pre-K program lives in our building as well. Our wonderful staff strives everyday to help our students achieve their potential.

Dunbar Hill School History

The first Dunbar Hill School was a red brick, one-room schoolhouse built in the early 1800s on what is now Cooper Lane and Dunbar Hill Road. The area was named for Giles Dunbar, who served as a town hayward (look that one up!) in the late 1820s. A second Dunbar Hill School was built in 1863, and a third in 1906, also one-room structures. Additions and modifications were made over the years and the school was closed for a short time until in 1950 the community rallied to build a new school on the grounds of the current school, which opened in 1951. It was the first school in Hamden to have both a cafeteria and auditorium.

Beginning in 1992, the building once again underwent a massive renovation, re-opening in 1995. The remodeled building included a media center and computer lab, as well as separate facilities for instrumental and choral music.