Hyde School Blog

Puerto Rico Spring Break Service Trip

“I’m grateful for all the basic needs I had considered necessities prior to our trip: cold drinking water, warm showers, a bed, hygiene, and the list goes on. By forfeiting these luxuries I was able to fully immerse myself in a culture that exposed me to how the greatness of human potential lies in community…. Read more »

News from the Wilderness Squad

By Wilderness Faculty Michelle Beebe Winter has been busy for the Hyde Wilderness Department. We finished the decks to our winter yurts and Mother Nature has graced us with at least four feet of snow. This gives us ample opportunity for snowshoeing, skiing, and, you guessed it…shoveling! We’ve run different programs here on the Black… Read more »

The 2 Ways Hyde Has Helped Me Build My Confidence

By Gaby Hirsch ’20 To me, the word confidence is being able to trust yourself and your abilities. Confidence is something that many teenagers seek to find, especially within ourselves. Self-esteem is something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. Coming to Hyde last winter, I did not trust my self,… Read more »

Malcolm’s Blog

On the Keeping of Others

This past summer I did some blog-keeping.  Having written 830+ posts from 2009 to 2020, I culled out 300+ and organized the remaining 500+ in 12 categories. While placing the posts in their proper categories, it became abundantly clear which topic had been covered more than any other: Brother’s Keeper (now called Each Other’s Keeper… Read more »

Social & Emotional Teaching

Schools cannot possibly offer effective social and emotional learning without effective social and emotional teaching.

Writer’s Wrules

Been working with some of our seniors on their college essays. Although my own school teachers did their best to dutifully cram Warriner’s Grammar and English Composition (1946) into my indifferent teenaged head, I pretty much went rogue once I was on the other side of the desk.  (Today, I do keep a copy of… Read more »

(School) Culture by Design

Even if a school manages to make bullying absent, it does not necessarily follow that an uplifting esprit de corps will be present.