Develop Character To Discover Unique Potential
Located in Bath, Maine, serving students in grades 9-12/postgraduate.
Hyde started with five Character words – Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity and Concern along with a belief in the unique potential of every individual. In the 55 years since the the schools founding, Hyde has tried many different approaches, many which have stood the test of time. Hyde has evolved over time while still holding its commitment to support and challenge each student while creating an environment of accountability with a deep sense of concern and care.
Hyde, At Its Core, is About Families
Being able to host an in-person Fall Family Weekend on campus again is such a joy for our community. Programs like this are at the core of what makes Hyde unique. Here, building those family connections is essential. Enjoy some of the highlights from this past Fall Family Weekend!
Hyde Students Impact The World
“A lot of these experiences that Hyde made me do, pushed me to get out of my comfort zone. I learned how powerful my voice can be.”-Kimberly James, Class of 2020
“At Hyde I learned to expand my thinking and take hold of my humility.”-Michael Celestine, Class of 2020
“I have built good friendships with my American classmates.We help each other improve and challenge each other to be better leaders at Hyde.”-Fiona Liu, Class of 2020
Robert Schuller Circle Dedication Ceremony
On Saturday September 18th, 2021, Hyde hosted a celebration of the life of Robert Schuller, class of ’78. Family and friends gathered around the newly built fire circle named for the alum and shared stories of his impact, both at Hyde and the amazing life he lived after he left campus. We invite you to watch the video of the ceremony and look through our photo gallery of this special day.
At Hyde we start with an interview and end with a speech.
Every Senior makes a speech at Commencement, click here to see why:
Alumni Parent Insight
We all want the best for our children. When Katherine Mondanaro’s girls began to fall through the cracks in the public school system, her family decided Hyde was the best option for them. She shares her families story; a story that may sound very familiar to you.
What Hyde Has Done For Our Family
“The Hyde school experience has been amazing for us. I would hope that the philosophy spreads culturally. They focus on developing the student’s character, attitude and effort — and then they help families to support this at home. Ultimately, they believe, and I agree, that this is the basis of all future achievement. My 17-year-old son has gained a sense of himself that far exceeds the trajectory of where he was at 14. I call this the anti-facade high school experience. The usual situation being that everyone has something that they tout as their strength – i.e. sports, academics, creative arts, etc. and then hopes that no one will uncover their areas of doubt. At Hyde, everyone is expected to participate in a fairly public way in everything – sports, theater, public speaking, academics, music, which would sound terrifying except that everyone has to do it. (Including faculty). As a result, after a while it is not embarrassing and the students support each other; cheer each other on. The students genuinely get to know themselves and one another. There is no cult, the faculty just expect a willingness to look honestly at self and be respectful of one another. The students who refuse at first to be respectful are given work detail on the school grounds or in the kitchen. How bad is that? My son did a lot of it the first year and became a pretty good worker — he held 3 jobs that following summer. Now he seems to understand the value of being a positive member of society and puts more attention into his academics than ever before. He got a lot of support from older student friends to take care of himself and do better, which is part of the leadership development that they encourage. Now he gets to help newer students. I am so grateful to Hyde, my kid is such a pleasure to be around and I wasn’t saying that 3 years ago.”
– Parent Kate Carey (Max ’17)