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.

Student Climate Survey from UCONN   -          Grades 3, 4, and 5 only 

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 have been asked to complete a district-wide school climate survey.  The link to the survey is: https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BK0l9lwKrJ7u2p

This survey will provide helpful information to researchers from UCONN who will be working with our schools.  

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

West Woods School Goal

To increase student achievement across all domains with a focus on eliminating the existing academic disparities.

West Woods School Vision

The vision of West Woods School is to expand the knowledge base for all students and adult members of the school community and to promote respect for others while instilling 21st century skills to prepare students to become responsible citizens.

West Woods Mission

In a safe and nurturing school environment, all students will learn each day through collaboration with mutual respect and an appreciation of diversity.

West Woods Belief Statements

We believe teachers, students, and parents are life-long learners.

We believe collaboration and reflection are essential to continued success.

We believe all students are individuals who learn through high-quality instruction.

We believe all students will be analytical, innovative, and productive members of a global society.