Named a “Dream Town” by Coastal Living Magazine, Madison, Connecticut is located midway between New York City and Boston on the sparkling waters of the Long Island Sound. Madison mixes quaint New England charm with modern conveniences, top ranking public schools, and friendly, welcoming locals. With three town beaches, several nature preserves, and home to the largest state beach, the area offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities and developing an appreciation for the natural environment. A thriving downtown with multiple restaurants, shops, and a movie theater provide entertainment year round. With a train station and direct access to I-95, the town is connected to the larger cities of the East Coast.
Madison is consistently ranked top among state school districts in education and athletic programs, earning a Silver Medal in Best High Schools National Rankings for 2016. The mission of Daniel Hand High School is to provide students with the tools to be “competent in communication, understand use of technology, develop critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.” Total student body of 1,134 with a 13:1 student to teacher ratio provides plenty of one-on-one learning opportunities. Daniel Hand offers Advanced Placement course work and exams with an 85% participant pass rate. U.S. News ranked Daniel Hand 96% Mathematics Proficiency and 98% English Proficiency for 2016.
Supplementing a solid educational foundation, Daniel Hand offers a variety of well ranked extracurricular activities for all interests. A member of the Southern Connecticut Conference, Daniel Hand Tigers are 11 time State football champions. Tiger Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, and Track and Field are regularly high ranking athletic teams with dedicated coaches and competitive enrollment. VIBE is Daniel Hand’s Nationally recognized show choir regularly competing out of state and winning multiple Grand Champion titles in 2015 and 2016. The High School Band and Theater departments provide exciting performances year round and a number of ways to participate, from behind the scenes set design and operation to drama and musical performance. Recent student trips have included a show choir performance in Nashville and band trip to Disney World.
Come see for yourself why Madison, Connecticut is a dream town where your aspiring scholar will grow and thrive.