Hyde Schools Opens Charter School in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY—Hyde School, a national leader in character and leadership development, is exporting its success to Brooklyn, New York. The Hyde Leadership Public Charter School, Brooklyn, will open its doors in September 2010.

The new school, located at the Phyllis Wheatly School at 330 Alabama Avenue in Brooklyn, will serve 66 kindergartners, 66 first-graders and their families, with annual growth anticipated to grade 5 in five years. Applications for enrollment are available and registration remains open. Hyde’s total enrollment is projected to be 132 students on opening day.

The Hyde School approach to education has been developed since 1966 at Hyde boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut, and through public school initiatives in New Haven, Connecticut, Washington DC, and Bronx, New York. The organization, based in Bath, also includes national parent workshops and teacher trainings.

Dr. Sandra DuPree has been named Executive Director of the newest Hyde School. DuPree comes to Hyde-Brooklyn with 15 years of experience in Washington, D.C. and New York City Public Schools as a teacher, principal, professor of education and consultant.

“The Hyde Schools method of cultivating each student’s potential through a focus on both moral character and performance character is the most effective and inspiring I have ever encountered. I am excited to be able to bring it to Brooklyn,” offers DuPree.

The Hyde Schools approach connects the academic success of the student with the student’s overall growth. The Hyde-Brooklyn school’s mission is to build a community of students, parents, and teachers who are committed to achieving their own best, and helping others in the learning community to do the same.

Hyde School in Brooklyn is the second Hyde charter school opened in New York City. Hyde Leadership Charter School in Bronx, New York opened its doors in 2006 with kindergarten and sixth grade; it now spans grades K – 3, 6 – 9 and will grow to include K – 12. Hyde-Brooklyn is a replication of the successful Bronx school, which has a parent approval rate of 95 percent based on the New York City Department of Education Learning Environment Survey. Both schools are affiliated with the Hyde Schools organization.

The school guides all students toward college enrollment. One hundred percent of all seniors at the Hyde school in Washington DC are accepted to four-year colleges. The Hyde school in Bronx, New York will graduate its first seniors in June 2013.

For more information about Hyde Public Charter Schools, contact Jennifer Burns at 207-504-6695; jburns@hyde.edu.