Hamden High School

2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax  

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Assistant Principal
All Freshman

Whitney House
Assistant Principal
Last Names A - K (10-12)

Washburn House
Assistant Principal
Last Names L - Z (10 -12)
Assistant Principal


Student Life

Hamden High School is proud to offer a wide variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for grades 9 - 12, including interscholastic sports. In addition to Hamden's beloved and well-established Reptile Club, other clubs include the Global Youth Activists, Robotics, Fashion, PRIDE, and The Looking Glass literary and arts magazine, just to name a few. See the Clubs page to browse what's available to students at HHS. 

Venture Yearbook

Click here to access the school's Venture Yearbook website:


The Dial Newspaper

Click here to access The Dial, HHS's student newspaper:


Thornton Wilder Writing Competition

Now in its thirty-fifth year, the Thornton Wilder Writing Competition was established by the Friends of the Hamden Library to honor long-time Hamden resident and Pulitzer Prize winning author and playwright, Thornton Wilder. The competition is open to all New Haven County public, private and parochial high school students. Over the years we have awarded cash prizes to hundreds of students for their creative writing efforts, and we encourage students from your school to take advantage of this opportunity.

The entries for the competition may be any work of fiction: short stories, poetry, scripts, one-act plays or selections from longer works. Entries are limited to 2500 words, only one prose and one poetry piece per student, please. For more information please contact Tracy Nista (203)287-2680, tnista@hamdenlibrary.org

Application FormDeadline is March 5, 2021. Cash prizes range from $100.00 - $500.00