About Us

Daniel M. Levy, Principal
350 West Todd Street, Hamden, CT 06518
203.407.2050   fax 203.407.5863
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:34 p.m.


Front of West Woods School Building

Located in northern Hamden, West Woods is a K-6 elementary school with a culturally diverse population of about 380 students. Student instruction at West Woods emphasizes student achievement and academic growth through differentiated instruction, lesson modeling and flexible grouping.

Our building is an open space school design that houses four large learning centers with multiple grade levels classrooms within. In keeping with our “woods” theme, each of our classroom learning centers is named after a different type of tree. In addition to learning spaces dedicated to specialized areas, West Woods has three full-day kindergarten classes in traditional, self-contained classrooms.

We believe being a good citizen is a part of being a good student and we teach our students to view each other as special and unique people who take responsibility for their actions, exhibit positive behavior, practice self control and are considerate of others.

WWS Family Handbook

This guide is intended to provide WWS families with important and useful information about our school.   WWS Family Handbook.2022

Two girls examining battery and connecting wires to it
Students sitting on rug learning from teacher writing on a board
three students looking at a laptop screen and talking about it
Smiling teacher surrounded by smiling students outside
Teacher and child working together
Adults and children outside talking with each other
two students seated at desk writing on paper
Two students seated side by side in chairs reading books
Student building small structure in hands on activity
Two boys stand next to each other looking at clipboards together
Adult shows book to students. Students are looking at book and some are raising their hand
Teacher at table working with small group of students
Smiling young girl looking at camera at lunch table
Smiling students playing outside looking at camera
Two students looking at animal in aquarium fishtank
Smiling student in line getting lunch in cafeteria
Students studying container with worms and dirt in it

Core Values