Hyde School Blog

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 »

Emma Levensohn ’17 Selected As Maine’s Only 2017 Female All-American

This summer US Lacrosse recognized over 750 male and 900 female high school lacrosse players for their efforts on and off the field. In Maine, only one female player was selected as an All-American, and that was Hyde School’s Emma Levensohn ’17. A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques… Read more »

Hyde School Hosts Maine DOE Culinary Boot Camp

On August 2 and 3, the Hyde School Student Nutrition Team hosted a two-day “Culinary Boot Camp” created by both the Maine DOE Child Nutrition Services and Hyde Student Nutrition Program. Twenty nutrition professionals from Kittery to Fort Kent, along with the Hyde Nutrition Team, explored culinary best practices while focusing on nutrition and wellness… Read more »

President Malcolm’s Blog

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.

5 Things: Faculty Evaluations

Faculty Evaluations Key Quotes/Points: Faculty Evals provide a way for our teachers to be better at their jobs. This, in turn, provides our students with a better learning experience. It’s all about students and faculty working together to enhance learning and teaching… for all. 

5 Things: Auditions

Key Quotes/Points: Definition: Every student and teacher sings a solo in front of the entire school community without benefit of instrumental accompaniment. All new students get a taste of the auditions challenge – a warm-up, if you will – on the very first day of school with an exercise we call “Introductions.”