World Class Leader in Family-Based Character Education
“Our family got three educations for the price of one.” -Hyde Parent
The Family Program at Hyde School encourages a lifelong journey of personal and family growth.
- Self-Discovery: helping each participant to become his or her best self.
- Family Excellence: understanding the family’s strengths and challenges.
- Hyde Philosophy: learning about the core beliefs and principles of the Hyde Education.
There are three required components to the year-long program. The first two years have a structured format. Subsequent years allow parents flexibility within the program’s framework.
- Region – As a global network for Hyde families, the region provides a setting for parents to focus on their own growth. Parents are expected to attend four regional meetings (September, November, January/February, and May). During the March vacation, there is a family activity to complete. The September meeting is an all-day mini-retreat; the January/February meeting is an overnight retreat.
- Family Learning Center (FLC) – The FLC is a two or three day workshop held on campus. (Veteran families have the option to attend a wilderness FLC in Eustis, ME.) Parents choose a date which best fits their schedule from an FLC calendar provided by Family Education Dept. each spring.
- Family Weekends – A time when the entire community gathers, family weekends provide an opportunity to highlight student growth, work on family renewal and reaffirm the mission of the school. Two family weekends are held each year: one in October and one in April. These weekends begin on Thursday night and end on Sunday at noon.
The family program is open to all parents and committed adults. Full participation involves a willingness to do one’s best. Hyde recognizes that conflicts may arise and the Family Education staff will work closely with each family to create a successful partnership which will ultimately benefit the student.
Parents who participate in the program have an opportunity to graduate with a Hyde Parent Diploma on the morning of their child’s commencement.