Lyman Hall High School, named to honor a prominent citizen of Revolutionary-era Wallingford who was among the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was constructed on its present 39 acre campus in southeast Wallingford in 1957. The current Wallingford Town Hall was the previous Lyman Hall site.
Most students start at Lyman Hall in ninth grade, from Dag Hammarskjold Middle School or Holy Trinity parochial school. About 80 Sheehan district students attend Lyman Hall for various academic reasons. Lyman Hall is also a Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Education Center, enrolling 225 students from Wallingford and nine surrounding towns.
The facility includes classrooms, a cafeteria, gymnasium, library/media center, and auditorium, indoor facilities include technology education workshops, a life management center, and science and computer laboratories. Outdoor facilities include athletic fields for football (lighted), soccer, softball, field hockey and an all-weather track. In addition, a new greenhouse and storage building were constructed in 1998. In 2010, the Vernon E. Cleaves Agricultural Science and Technology Center opened hosting classrooms dedicated to Wildlife Biology, Plant Science, Food Science, Animal Science/Equine Science, Animal Tech, and Agricultural Mechanics/Turf Management classes. The facility includes greenhouses, animal rooms, a aquaculture lab, and a barn and indoor riding ring.
Honors, academic, and general classes are offered in most subjects. Advanced Placement (AP) courses include Calculus, Statistic, United States History, Economics, American Government, Comparative Politics, Psychology, European History, World History, English, Art Studio, Spanish, French, and Music Theory. Many of our graduates attend highly competitive colleges and universities and our growing AP program allows many of those students to enter post-secondary education with college credit earned while in high school. In addition, students can earn college credit through the school's affiliation with the University of Connecticut's Early College Experience Program in English, Calculus and through an affiliation with local community colleges and their College Career Pathways programs.
Lyman Hall is one of only four schools in Connecticut that offer courses in all of the career clusters identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. Students can elect to take courses in Agriculture, Transportation Technologies, Communication Technologies, Construction Technologies, Food Service, Family and Consumer Science, and Medical Careers.
Ten varsity sports for men and eight for women are played at Lyman Hall, including ice hockey and volleyball. Students can join 30 ongoing student activities and clubs, from Art Club to Yearbook.
- Core Values & Beliefs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- School Wide Rubric
- School Nurse
Lyman Hall High School is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC.) Founded in 1885, NEASC is the nation's oldest regional accrediting association. NEASC's role is exclusively educational. It serves the public and the educational community by establishing rigorous standards of educational excellence and utilizing evaluation processes that focus on self improvement through regular review by educators throughout New England.
Lyman Hall is very proud of its affiliation with NEASC and is committed to maintain its accreditation through focused efforts at school improvement. These efforts include adherence to the school's Statement of Core Values and Beliefs which states,
At Lyman Hall High School, students enter a diverse community that encourages academic growth and challenges them to develop the personal integrity and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
We are required to assess how well our students attain the school's Learning Expectations. We have, therefore, established school-wide rubrics that are used across the curriculum to determine how well each of our students performs in collaboration, information analysis, critical thinking, communication, and as self directed learners.