10 Points of Differentiation
I’m often asked a question along the lines of… “How is Hyde’s focus on character unique in comparison to a host of other schools that claim to develop character?” In response, I humbly present ten points of differentiation.
- We were first (1966).
- Fifty years later, we may well be the only one that truly puts it first.
- We are guided and fueled by our founding premise: “Every individual is gifted with a unique potential that defines a destiny.”
- School is for kids… Hyde is for families.
- Many schools have shields adorned with words – often in Latin – that are rarely discussed. Our students and faculty not only know our 5 words, we talk about them… all the time.
- Most schools care about what kids can do more than about who they are. We care about who kids are more than about what they can do.
- We’re all about attitude over aptitude, effort over ability, and character over talent.
- We respect learning differences among our students, but expect a positive attitude from each and every one as we work toward genuine curiosity.
- At most schools, athletics and performing arts are for the kids who are already good at them. We honor the inner athlete, artist, and performer in every student.
- We look out for each other. Sometimes to an uncomfortable extent… for all parties involved.
Onward, Malcolm Gauld