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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.


  • College Prep Academics

    Taught by inspiring faculty, choose from a range of courses, including many AP and Honors.
  • 3 Seasons of Athletics

    Every student plays three seasons of 
    competitive athletics.
  • Performing & Visual Arts

    All students participate in putting on PA shows. You can also explore your artistic potential in studio, graphic arts, and music courses.
  • Family Experience

    The Family Education Program encourages a lifelong journey of personal and family growth.
  • College Counseling

    The College Office provides one-on-one support through the college application process for each student.
  • Discovery Group

    Each student is placed in a Discovery Group, which acts as an on-campus, 
    family-type support system.
  • Senior Speeches

    Seniors give speeches at graduation focusing on their personal transformations.
  • Academic Support Program

    Hyde's Academic Support Program provides personalized academic support to help students develop academic confidence and ownership.
  • Campus Life

    Students live on campus in dorms supervised by faculty. Each campus has beautiful facilities for you to play sports, go hiking, or relax with friends in your free time.


  • Emotional Maturity
  • Self-Reflection
  • Independence
  • How to Interact in a Community
  • Resilience
  • Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
Hyde School helps parents help their kids develop the character they need to fulfill their unique potential
"By recognizing and embracing my strengths and striving to conquer my challenges, I have become a stronger, better person. I feel prepared for the rest of my life."
Leana Reagan '12


  • "Our son Jonathan seems to be doing well at school, thanks to Hyde School. We love you guys for all you did for him in the Summer Challenge Program; he has improved in many positive ways. This morning I got a glowing email from one of his teachers, which is sort of unbelievable, compared to last year."

    Hyde Parent Sharon Davis

  • "We wish to express to each of you [the faculty] our sincere gratitude for all you've done for our daughter, Allie. In just a few short months, we have witnessed an anxious, defiant girl begin to blossom into a more confident and self-assured young woman. There is no greater joy than knowing your child is developing the skills that are necessary for a productive life.  Thank you for giving this gift to our family."

    Hyde Parents Sara and Mike Helfrich

  • "Hyde school works wonders!!! Thank you so much for all you have done for my grandson, Dow. He has become the man I thought he could be, as well as hoped for!"

    Hyde Grandparent Sherry M. Corbett

  • "I’ve never seen a school with faculty that goes so all-out for kids. It’s truly amazing."

    Hyde Parent Tammy Kirby

  • "My trust that Hyde is providing the education and growth experience for my son, my family, and myself was proved after this past weekend. I've never seen such commitment and caring as the Hyde staff and Hyde parents demonstrated during the fall family weekend." 

    Anonymous Hyde Parent Survey Response

  • "Hyde taught me how to work hard and embrace my struggles. For the first time in my life, I have hopes for my future and want to achieve something. I ended up getting a lot more out of Hyde than just a good transcript; I found a vision for myself."

    Burke Riley '15



Bath, Maine Campus:
616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-5584

Woodstock, Connecticut Campus
150 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
(860) 963-9096

About Hyde

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.

Hyde Apps

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.

Applying to Hyde

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.

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Hyde School Q & A

School name/location/number of students/grade levels/year of founding:
Hyde School
Campuses in Bath, Maine (150 students) and Woodstock, Connecticut (180 students)
Grades 9-12/PG
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 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.