Welcome to Hyde School, "the way school should be."
A Hyde education starts with asking students to look at their highest expectations of themselves by answering these questions: Who are you? Where are you going in your life? What do you need to do to get there?
When students walk out through Hyde’s gates after graduation, the most important quality they carry with them is a set of “go-to” principles: Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity, and Concern. Students learn how to test themselves against these principles, having a sense of what they believe and what values are important to them.
Bath, Maine Campus:
616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
Woodstock, Connecticut Campus
150 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
Who you are as a person matters more at Hyde School than what you can do. Serving students in grades 9-12/PG, the Hyde approach to education is to involve parents and the entire school community in uniquely preparing each individual to reach their highest potential. 98% of graduates are accepted to four-year colleges.
Want to learn more about Hyde? Available in both the iTunes and Google Play stores, download "Share Hyde" for quick access to the latest news, events, photo galleries, video, parenting articles, and to sign up for Hyde newsletters. Download "Hyde To Go: Your Portable Conscience" to access a compilation of inspiring Hyde stories around character and leadership.
Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. We find that the sooner a student enrolls at Hyde, the more they will get out of the experience. Start your Hyde journey today by requesting an inquiry packet or giving us a call at 1 (860) 963-4721.
School name/location/number of students/grade levels/year of founding:
Campuses in Bath, Maine (150 students) and Woodstock, Connecticut (180 students)
Founded in 1966
Who is your school’s best-loved/legendary teacher?
Paul Hurd (1947-2013)
What is one interesting/unique/quirky feature of your campus?
The Bath, Maine campus has a state-of-the-art recording studio donated by Grammy-winning recording artist and father of a Hyde graduate, Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. The Woodstock, Connecticut campus has a state-of-the-art 1,000-seat theater, which is home to the Opera New England and Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, as well as to Hyde’s outstanding performing arts program.
What sets your students apart?
Through Hyde’s introspective character and leadership-building curriculum that involves parents and the whole school community, Hyde graduates are uniquely prepared to navigate the tough choices they face in everyday life. Hyde graduates often tell us they find they are better prepared than their peers at college in that they are not afraid to ask for extra help from professors and know how to have tough conversations.
What sets your faculty apart?
Hyde’s faculty will go to the ends of the earth for our students and their families. Every faculty member knows the strengths, challenges, and spirit of every student on campus.
What has changed about your school in the past 10 years?
Hyde’s academics have improved with an emphasis on developing writers, speakers, and problem solvers through comprehension, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Hyde has a new Academic Support Program and Learning Center as well as a new Postgraduate program. Hyde has also entered the online social sphere with active social media presences and even has two free apps available in iTunes or Google Play–Share Hyde and Hyde To Go: Your Portable Conscience. What hasn’t changed are Hyde’s values; at Hyde, who you are is just as important as what you can do. Hyde students still receive effort grades, along with achievement grades and attitude is valued over aptitude.
What changes are on the horizon for your school?
Hyde’s Family Education component has been so successful that the lessons families learn at Hyde are now accessible not only in regional workshops open to the public, but also a public online parenting community found at www.biggestjob.com. On the horizon are more ways to help parents help their children develop the character and leadership skills they need to develop their unique potential.
Describe your school in three words.
Character, Education, Family.
What advice would you give to prospective families looking at independent schools?
Independent schools offer an environment for your student not only to improve their academic skills, but also to grow and learn within a caring, close-knit community of people who want to see you succeed and do your best.