Hyde School Blog

Lo Fi Music: A Secret to Focusing During Study Sessions

By Brenden Lutes ’18 Lo Fi music is used by students all across the world to help them study, workout, and focus. The acronym LO-FI, according to its creator Eric Mathews, stands for “low fidelity.” This is a type of sound recording that contains technical flaws that make the recording sound differently compared to the… Read more »

Guide for a High School Digital Artist

By Emile Button ’19 Being a high school digital artist can be hard, especially for beginners. Getting publicity, buying expensive devices and programs, and media are major things to know and have knowledge on. If you are an artist who has developed their style and is comfortable with sharing your art on a semiprofessional level,… Read more »

Hyde Ranked #1 Best Boarding High School in Maine

We are honored and grateful to be ranked the #1 Best Boarding High School in Maine this year by, a website that provides information on K-12 schools. The 2018 Best Boarding High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and… Read more »

President Malcolm’s Blog

“The Rules: Lessons of a Learning Teacher”

Forty years ago, having completed month #1 of my very first teaching assignment at a New York boarding school, the head of school called me into his office for a chat. Dispensing with niceties, he got right to the point: “Malcolm, I just received a phone call from a mother who complained that her son… Read more »

Walter Becker – Thanks & RIP

Ask me who my favorite band is and I’ll give you a different answer on a weekly basis. But it will pretty much always be one among a group of four that stays in the regular rotation of answers. Those would be The Band, The Rolling Stones, NRBQ, and Steely Dan. (Note: I’m talking long-standing… Read more »

5 Things: Senior Evaluations

Hyde School is dedicated to a curriculum of character education. Thus, we require evidence of character development as a prerequisite to a formal degree from our school. “Senior Evals” is the key to assessing, respecting, and encouraging that development. At most schools, the month of May is a breeze for high school seniors. Not so at Hyde.

5 Things: Parent Graduation

Early in Hyde’s history, founder Joseph Gauld noticed an unmistakable correlation between the involvement of parents and the success of students. Those parents who had sought to apply Hyde’s five words to themselves tended to have children who acted likewise.

5 Things: Brother’s Keeper

Key Quotes/Points: BK seeks to create a community of people who care for each other, who make it both safe and an expectation for all members in the community to take risks and pursue their personal best. On face value, Hyde’s definition of BK is simple enough: We help others achieve their best. However, as simple as this may sound, most Hyde students will tell you it’s the hardest thing they are expected to do.