Young Alumni/ae Challenge

We can make an impact, together.


1. Nurture the culture of critical thinking and the love of learning that thrives on the Hill.

2. Enhance the academic program through the integration of global education with the arts and humanities.

3. Deepen our STEAM offerings by stregthening our computer science program, promoting innovative methods, and creating maker and design based courses.


4. Create new opportunities for students to engage with the arts, such as a new concert band, pep band, and Treble Choir.

5. Deliver five dramatic productions, including a musical, in addition to many other student-led theater performances. 

6. Renovate artistic spaces to support the depth and capacity of current programs.


7. Invigorate community spirit and nuture the vitality and competitive spirit of the athlete.

8. Celebrate and support our girls athletic programs so we can deepen and broaden the experience for all of our student-athletes.

9. Renovate athletic spaces to support the depth and capacity of current programs.


10. Attract and support the most talented and passionate educators in the country.

11. Expand the professional development platform by researching and implementing programs to support both innovative content and pedagogy, and best practices for exceptional teaching.

12. Establish a faculty peer-coaching cohort model to further promote peer collaboration and review for our teachers.


13. Deepen our commitment to diversity by increasing financial aid resources to accommodate families across income profiles.

14. Invest in "Reach and Readiness" programs (like Pathfinder) designed to access and educate underrrepresented students.

15. Embrace our regional demographic by expanding outreach in the greater New Haven area and enhancing transportation options for families outside of the New Haven area.


16. Equip all students and faculty with the technological resources needed to excel in the classroom such as Chromebooks, internet access, and smartboards.

17. Subscribe to over 50 online research databases in the Calarco Library, free of charge to students and faculty.

18. Offer new, innovative courses with students and faculty from other schools across the country through the Malone Schools Online Network.



For more information or questions, please contact Charlie Rich, Director of the Hopkins Fund at or 203-397-1001 x.460, or Katey Varanelli, Director of Alumni/ae Engagement & Assistant Director of the Hopkins Fund, at or x.432.

Check back here during the challenge for a listing of all those who have joined us in making a gift to Hopkins.

Young Alumni/ae Events

Join us at an event for young alumni/ae in your area! Spread the word and invite your Hopkins friends in the area. Click on the links below to RSVP and for more info.

Washington, DC
1/31 from 7-9 pm at Mission DuPont

New Haven
2/5 from 7-9 pm at Elm City Social

2/7 from 7-9 pm at The Wren (21+ only)

2/13 from 7-9 pm at The Hawthorne

If you live in one of these cities and didn't receive an email invitation, please send your updated contact information to Katey Varanelli at

Class Standings

Check back here starting on February 1 to see which class is on top!