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Hyde School

At Hyde School, everyone gets to do everything pioneering character education we value effort over achievement attitude is everything since 1966.

Our Stories & Outcomes



Hyde School prepared me to handle the triumphs and challenges of life. Working with our amazing students and their parents each day inspires me to keep reaching for my best.

Laura Gauld ' 76 P'08, '10, Head of School


My Hyde experience as a teenager taught me key life lessons that I still use today and now have the opportunity to pass on to our students. I love the spirit, enthusiasm and humor that our students and faculty bring each and every day. For over 25 years, my family has called Hyde home and now some of my greatest teachers have become our students.

Bob Felt '90 P '19, '22, Chief Engagement Officer


I love working at Hyde because of the community spirit in students, teachers, and families. When everyone is on the same page, magic happens!

Rich Truluck '89 P '18, '20, Associate Head of School

faculty & staff

Faculty and Staff

I joined the Hyde community as a parent in 2018 and joined the faculty in 2021, where I serve as Director of Family Education. I have a passion to help others recognize their worth and love being part of a caring community that strives to support and challenge each other to continue evolving into the best version of ourselves.

Katherine Mondanaro P '19, '22— Director of Family Education

Faculty and Staff

I am in a unique position at Hyde where I interact with virtually every parent and student here, which is the absolute best part of my job. I am here to help and love to do what I can to make educational experiences at Hyde personal and unique, just like our students!

Crystal Peltzer — Director of Studies

Faculty and Staff

The reason I work at Hyde is for the opportunity to change lives. To be the teacher and coach that I needed growing up.

Justin Siekierski — English Department

Faculty and Staff

Hyde is such a unique, special place and it is an honor to provide meals to the community. My goal is to ensure that every person entering the dining hall can enjoy a tasty, nutritious meal in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Mo Kenney— Director of Food Services



My time at Hyde School has been very special. I've learned better ways to communicate, and have grown in my leadership. I have met people from all different parts of the world and made friends for life.

Aree King '23


At Hyde School I was able to connect with my peers in a positive way. I learned how to interact in a meaningful and genuine way as a part of the school community.

Steven Heil '23


Hyde School has untapped potential I didn't see in myself. I'm becoming who I want to be!

Henry Pennell '24



Over the past 4 years, we have seen a tremendous change in ourselves, and our son, and that has helped us collectively form a new and improved relationship as a family. 

 Doug & Sharon Goldhirsch, Rafael '23


The bonds and friendships and core principles (Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity, and Concern) learned at Hyde last a lifetime. I feel so strongly about what I learned at Hyde School as a student I decided to send my son. The growth I have seen in him this past year is amazing.

Susie Galligos '91, Matt '24


It's been 11 years since my son (and I) graduated and we still reflect on its impact on our lives. My family embraced the words & principles in our friendships, our work lives, and most of all, in how we treat each other. We have strong adult relationships, built on truth, high standards, being each others keeper, and lots of laughs at our expense.

Linda McGuire P'11



During my formative years, I learned how to tolerate difficulty, how to accept responsibility, and how to serve. But most importantly, I learned that there is nothing greater or more worth seeking in life than the beauty and simplicity of a clear conscience.

Dr. Shannon Curry, PsyD, MSCP, Hyde School '98, Pepperdine University. Owner of Curry Psychology Group. 


One of the biggest attributes that my Hyde experience instilled in me was grit.  Perseverance, if guided by honesty, integrity and a positive attitude makes the obstacles in my life seem less daunting and my goals very attainable, thank you!!

Mike V. Dawes '92, Saint Lawrence University, University of Denver MBA. Fishing Entrepreneur.


I will alway cherish my 3 years at Hyde as a period of profound growth. Amazing things happen when you're part of a community deeply committed to unique potential!

Stacey Babb '96, Carnegie Mellon University BFA, Emerson College MA. Executive Producer and Co-founder, The Opening Doors Project

news views & events


Performing Arts Kicks Off!

This year’s Hyde’s Performing Arts program began with a bang! Or a step-touch should we say? After only two short weeks of rehearsals, students and faculty have learned multiple dance numbers for our Fall Family Weekend show. This year, we decided to take it back to the 70’s, inspired by the all-time classic band Abba and the soundtrack of Mamma Mia. Get ready for some surprises!

STEAM at Hyde:  Introduction to Engineering and Design

In our dynamic world, nurturing young minds to excel in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) is paramount. Our STEAM education program at Hyde School is not just a class; it's an immersive journey that equips students with the skills and mindset to tackle real-world challenges. Structured over three terms, our program is designed to engage, inspire, and transform young learners into proficient problem solvers and innovative thinkers.

Getting Ready for Fall Family Weekend 2023

In just a few short weeks you will be joining us for Fall Family Weekend. 

Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15

Our theme for the weekend is Courage - I learn the most about myself through challenge and taking risks.”  Whether intellectually, emotionally, physically, or spiritually, we must take risks and challenge ourselves to reach our best.

We are excited for all of our families to be here on campus and take part in all of the events throughout the weekend. Please remember to print out the Friday seminar homework linked in the rest of the article.

On Sunday Afternoon Hyde School is opening up the rock wall with Megan-Mack Nicholson. If you are interested in 
participating in The Rock Wall Challenge after the conclusion of Fall Family Weekend, on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1-3 pm, please sign up with Megan-Mack Nicholson at
Announcing Jac Arbour: Keynote Speaker for Maine State Leadership Day 2023

Hyde School is pleased to announce Jac Arbour as our Keynote Speaker for Maine State Leadership Day 2023, which will be held on campus on October 26th, 2023.  Jac graduated from Cony High School and attained his BA degree from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Jac earned his ChFC® designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and his CFP® certification from the CFP Board of Standards.

Discovery Groups: COURAGE:  Taking the First Step

In this week’s Discovery Group, students and faculty participated in a lesson about courage, one of Hyde’s five words, and how to take the first step toward doing something outside of your comfort zone. Oftentimes when we think of courage, it tends to be glorified to an extent that can seem unattainable as we live our day-to-day lives. In reality, courage is an everyday occurrence.

Tropical Storm Conditions Forecasted for the Weekend

A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of southern New England as Hurricane Lee makes its approach northward. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm and is not expected to increase in strength. Possible threats to the Bath area include power outages and downed trees. Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to cancel school activities for Saturday morning.


Our Emergency Response Team will be monitoring conditions throughout the weekend and will provide additional updates should they be warranted.   

New Faculty Spotlight Bailey Kent '18 shares original song "Running" with the school community

My journey to songwriting starts with my parents and their passion for sports. My mom, Jen Kent, went to Colby College and played soccer, basketball and lacrosse. While my dad, Jeff Kent, attended Bowdoin College  and played on the football and wrestling teams. 

In the early 90s, they met at Hyde and got married. During their time here, they coached various sports teams, continuing to explore their passions in new ways. Fun fact, my mom started the girls lacrosse program. (I will be assisting the team this Spring, full circle moment!) 

4 of my siblings spent their early childhood years of life on Bath’s campus before my parents moved to Massachusetts, where I and my sister Addison were born. 

Hyde Receives gift to establish the Joseph W. Gauld Endowed Fund for Golf

Wolfpack Athletics is excited to announce its inaugural golf team! The new golf team at Hyde was made possible thanks to a generous gift from a Hyde Alumni Parent, in honor of our founder Joe Gauld. Joe was a golf enthusiast, who believed that the game provided many lessons in building character. 

College Application Season Begins!

Fall brings us changing leaves and everything pumpkin spice, but, most importantly, it signals the beginning of the college application season for the class of 2024. This year, the College Office relocated to the second floor of the Mansion and has become a hub for the students to work and also connect with and support each other through the process. This year, students have the opportunity to participate in College Workshop, a class period dedicated to working on their college applications.





Hyde's New day student program

Hyde School is excited to launch a new day student program for grades 9-postgraduate!

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