On April 25 in Bath and April 17 in Woodstock, Hyde School welcomed families to campus for its annual spring family weekends. From Thursday night through Sunday morning, families joined their students in class rotations, watched their sons and daughters take part in athletic competitions, and participated in the family component of a Hyde School education.
The Hyde School family education program provides guidance and support to parents and their students, and focuses on helping every individual discover his or her full potential.
The program’s messages are straightforward: the way adults live their lives must be consistent with the way they raise and teach children, principles are the most powerful force in influencing children in a positive way, and parents need to focus on personal growth to allow their best parenting instincts to emerge.
“Our family program is based on a simple premise: If you focus on your own growth, you will create a ripple effect that will inspire the family,” shared the executive director of Hyde’s boarding schools, Laura Gauld.
The weekend also included an original performing art show developed by the students and faculty. In Bath, the show highlighted major moments and figures in the civil rights moment in America and around the world. For Woodstock, the show focused around a student’s dreams and the way they can clash with daily realities and peer culture. The Bath weekend also included an exhibit of Hyde students’ art work at a local gallery, Centre St. Arts Gallery.