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.