A College-Prep American Immersion Experience
The International Program at Hyde School offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding school campus in Bath, Maine is a center for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.
Hyde School provides a variety of forums to practice English outside the classroom. These include: three seasons of competitive sports; interactive discussion-based school meetings where faculty and students share their thoughts on meaningful and relevant topics; weekly small group workshops focused on self-discovery; and performing arts where students and faculty partner to create an original school show.
Meet the Director
Director of International Admissions
1 (207) 443-7101
What’s App: Erica Mazzeo
Erica’s career in education spans the world and the PreK-Higher Education continuum. Erica has served five institutions of higher education in faculty, administration, and consultant capacities in Japan, Poland, and here in Maine. She has extensive experience as a teacher and leader in pre postsecondary education as well. Her service includes having built and operated a US Department of State supported school in Poland. Erica has cultivated and maintained close and dynamic networks for development, partnership, and reform in each organization she has served. She has extensive experience with accreditation, governance, and advancement. Erica has proudly called Maine home since completing her undergraduate studies in the University of North Carolina system where she also competed as an All American/Division I scholarship athlete. Erica went on to complete her graduate studies at Framingham State College. Erica is the proud mom of twin nine-year-olds and calls Portland, Maine home.
Why Study in Maine?
Facts About Hyde School
- Since 1966, Hyde School has been a national leader in character education and leadership development.
- Students are expected to speak English in common spaces, and they enjoy meetings with other international students in which they share and learn about culture.
- In addition to excellent college-preparatory academics in our mainstream curriculum, international students take ESL courses to enhance their learning.
- Students also work on study techniques, critical reading and writing skills, grammar development and application, SAT vocabulary development, and hone all four elements of English language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
- All international students share a room with an American roommate.
For more information about the International Student Program at Hyde School, please download our brochure or contact our Director of International Admission.
International Program Brochure
Meet Our Students and Families
Rongpei (Tina) Zhang graduated this year and will be attending the University of California at Berkeley in the fall.
Tina’s Parents Guoqiang Zhang and Yan Cheng talk about their family’s experience at Hyde School.
Yiren (Tony) Shao also graduated this year. Here he talks about how Hyde School helped him to become self-confident and open to new experiences.
Tony’s parents Jianhua Shao and Yihua Mai talk about their family’s experience at Hyde School.
Aneth Batamuliza ’11
Aneth came to Hyde School from Kigali, Rwanda, and her family now lives in South Bend, Indiana. Aneth became a leader on campus during her three years at Hyde, and won several academic awards, including the Fleming Award for Exemplary Personal Growth. She wrote for a newspaper, interned at the Rwandan Embassy in Washington, D.C., and helped to raise money for the Imbabazi Orphanage in Rwanda. She played soccer for the first time at Hyde, and became the junior varsity basketball captain and varsity captain of lacrosse. She also served in the dean’s area and was a dorm captain. Aneth attended St. Mary’s, a women’s college in Indiana.
Hailun Ni Bath ’10
Hailun came to Hyde School from Shenzhen, China, in her sophomore year. She was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Award her junior year and she maintained consistently outstanding grades in her academics and on her standardized testing. She has been a member of the Coastal Chamber Orchestra in Maine and she performed flute solos at the Bath campus annual Cultural Heritage Celebrations. Hailun actively participated in sports; in her junior year, Hailun was named MIP of cross-country, and she learned how to dribble a basketball and wield a lacrosse stick. Her senior year, Hailun was named co-captain of the girls basketball team! Hailun attends Stanford University in California. She studies business and expects to pursue an MBA.
Highlights from the International Student Graduation Speeches
Traveling to Hyde School
616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
We suggest flying into Boston Logan (BOS), Manchester, NH (MHT), or Portland, ME International Jetport (PWM).
Concord Coach Lines buses go directly to Bath, ME.
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