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!
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.
Among the 25+ videos embedded in the training materials of the Discovery Process, is a 3-and-a-half minutes selection titled “What it Is & isn’t.” (See link below.) It presents three Pennsylvania public school educators sharing insights on how the Discovery process has impacted the cultures at their schools. First up, is Jared Shade (Superintendent of… Read more »
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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)