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Teaching & Learning


Hamden public school organizes its curriculum into units in the Understanding By Design framework, which assists our teachers in implementing a standards-based curriculum that leads to student understanding and achievement. Hamden's curriculum aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CT Core Standards). More information on the specifics of English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies can be found in our academics section of this site.

Elementary Curriculum

Speak with your child's teacher for specifics on curriculum content and delivery.

Middle School Curriculum

Our middle school curriculum is rigorous and varied, and includes core and limited elective courses.  A full description can be found on the Academic Programs section of the HMS Website. 

High School Curriculum

Hamden High School Academics


It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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