Our School

Nathan Hale-Ray High School, a fully accredited high school in Moodus, Connecticut (a rural village in East Haddam), prepares ninth through twelfth-grade students for success.

Our Mission

Nathan Hale-Ray High School prepares all students to meet 21st-Century expectations as self-motivated, lifelong learners in a positive environment. The school collaborates with the community to promote the development of college and career-ready citizens in a diverse global society.

Curricular Focus

Our core curriculum, based on Connecticut state standards, gives students a firm foundation in English, math, science, and history while broadening their horizons with world languages, music and art, and technology education. We’re also proud to offer life skills and business classes, vocational agriculture, physical education, and health.

Juniors and seniors may take Advanced Placement courses to earn college credit while still in high school, and/or enroll in dual credit courses through Wesleyan University or Middlesex Community Technical College. We’ve expanded our course offerings even further with state partnerships that allow us to offer online classes not available at our school.


To meet our school mission, we provide students with career work experiences through an active Cooperative Work Education (CWE) program. Through planned, carefully sequenced tasks, tailored to individual interests, all students in the program explore career interests and learn about additional fields of study as they build employability skills.

Core Beliefs

At Nathan Hale-Ray, we believe all students can succeed, but success is not limited to pursuing post secondary education. We are committed to helping all our students discover and nurture their career interests. By the time they graduate NHRHS, students will be:

  • effective communicators who can exchange thoughts and ideas in a variety of formats and settings;
  • informed thinkers who use critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and reach justifiable decisions;
  • problem solvers who strategize and innovate to develop solutions;
  • self-directed learners who engage in inquiries across multiple disciplines and contexts; and
  • responsible citizens who contribute to the school and community.