Hyde School - Bath, ME

616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
Tel: 207-443-7101
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 150 students
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Located in the quaint and historic shipbuilding city of Bath, Maine, on the Kennebec River, the 145-acre Hyde-Bath School campus was founded in 1966. Year-round, students and faculty enjoy miles of wooded running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing trails that extend beyond the campus.
Campus Life Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on character–courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern—provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.">Campus Life Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on character–courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern—provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
Hyde Stories Hyde Stories are thirteen intimate, personal interviews with recent Hyde private boarding school alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. Each reveals a distinctive aspect of Hyde's unique education.">Hyde Stories Hyde Stories are thirteen intimate, personal interviews with recent Hyde private boarding school alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. Each reveals a distinctive aspect of Hyde's unique education.
Academics Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde students attend four-year colleges.">Academics Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde students attend four-year colleges.
Visual/Performing Arts Hyde students all participate in visual or performing arts. The arts program allows students to express their creativity, appreciate the world around them, enhance public speaking and presentation skills, and take pride in their work.">Visual/Performing Arts Hyde students all participate in visual or performing arts. The arts program allows students to express their creativity, appreciate the world around them, enhance public speaking and presentation skills, and take pride in their work.
Athletics All students participate in three sports during the academic year. Hyde Schools athletic programs offer seasoned athletes, novice athletes, and athletes whose abilities fall somewhere in between an opportunity to explore leadership potential by developing skills that can help them become effective problem-solvers, strategists, and strong team players.">Athletics All students participate in three sports during the academic year. Hyde Schools athletic programs offer seasoned athletes, novice athletes, and athletes whose abilities fall somewhere in between an opportunity to explore leadership potential by developing skills that can help them become effective problem-solvers, strategists, and strong team players.
International Program The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut are centers for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.">International Program The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut are centers for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.
Summer Programs Great things happen at Hyde Schools Summer Sessions! Join us for an experience filled with fun and adventure— on our campuses, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast or at sea.">Summer Programs Great things happen at Hyde Schools Summer Sessions! Join us for an experience filled with fun and adventure— on our campuses, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast or at sea.
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Located in the quaint and historic shipbuilding city of Bath, Maine, on the Kennebec River, the 145-acre Hyde-Bath School campus was founded in 1966. Year-round, students and faculty enjoy miles of wooded running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing trails that extend beyond the campus.
Campus Life Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on character–courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern—provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> Campus Life Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on character–courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern—provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields." alt="Campus Life Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on character–courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern—provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.">
Hyde Stories Hyde Stories are thirteen intimate, personal interviews with recent Hyde private boarding school alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. Each reveals a distinctive aspect of Hyde's unique education." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> Hyde Stories Hyde Stories are thirteen intimate, personal interviews with recent Hyde private boarding school alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. Each reveals a distinctive aspect of Hyde's unique education." alt="Hyde Stories Hyde Stories are thirteen intimate, personal interviews with recent Hyde private boarding school alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. Each reveals a distinctive aspect of Hyde's unique education.">
Academics Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde students attend four-year colleges." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> Academics Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde students attend four-year colleges." alt="Academics Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde students attend four-year colleges.">
Visual/Performing Arts Hyde students all participate in visual or performing arts. The arts program allows students to express their creativity, appreciate the world around them, enhance public speaking and presentation skills, and take pride in their work." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> Visual/Performing Arts Hyde students all participate in visual or performing arts. The arts program allows students to express their creativity, appreciate the world around them, enhance public speaking and presentation skills, and take pride in their work." alt="Visual/Performing Arts Hyde students all participate in visual or performing arts. The arts program allows students to express their creativity, appreciate the world around them, enhance public speaking and presentation skills, and take pride in their work.">
Concern for others is at the center of Hyde's principles, and our students are engaged in community service on many levels.  Our students participate in programs such as the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, blood drives, fundraising and work in local homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
Athletics All students participate in three sports during the academic year. Hyde Schools athletic programs offer seasoned athletes, novice athletes, and athletes whose abilities fall somewhere in between an opportunity to explore leadership potential by developing skills that can help them become effective problem-solvers, strategists, and strong team players." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> Athletics All students participate in three sports during the academic year. Hyde Schools athletic programs offer seasoned athletes, novice athletes, and athletes whose abilities fall somewhere in between an opportunity to explore leadership potential by developing skills that can help them become effective problem-solvers, strategists, and strong team players." alt="Athletics All students participate in three sports during the academic year. Hyde Schools athletic programs offer seasoned athletes, novice athletes, and athletes whose abilities fall somewhere in between an opportunity to explore leadership potential by developing skills that can help them become effective problem-solvers, strategists, and strong team players.">
International Program The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut are centers for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> International Program The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut are centers for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more." alt="International Program The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut are centers for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.">
Summer Programs Great things happen at Hyde Schools Summer Sessions! Join us for an experience filled with fun and adventure— on our campuses, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast or at sea." data-slink="http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/92" data-sname="Hyde School - Bath, ME" data-featured="" data-common=""> Summer Programs Great things happen at Hyde Schools Summer Sessions! Join us for an experience filled with fun and adventure— on our campuses, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast or at sea." alt="Summer Programs Great things happen at Hyde Schools Summer Sessions! Join us for an experience filled with fun and adventure— on our campuses, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast or at sea.">
HYDE SCHOOLS, the leader in character education, are a network of college preparatory private and public schools, with boarding schools in Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut, serving students in grades 9-12 and post-graduate studies.
Hyde offers a wide range of courses, including AP, Honors, Summer and Orientation programs.
At Hyde Schools, academics are only part of what we teach.
Students get the tools they need to prosper and grow in this challenging world.
That’s because our approach to education is entirely different.
Our teachers focus on helping students reveal their character and develop the confidence they need to succeed in high school, college and beyond.
And the way we teach is different, too.
We offer leadership opportunities to all students as well as a dynamic leadership track for eligible students.
And, unlike any other school, we involve parents and the entire school community in the discovery process.
As a result, Hyde students and families strive to realize their fullest potential and are uniquely prepared to navigate the tough choices they face in everyday life.
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2014 School Data
Hyde School - Bath, Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1966 1910
Campus Size 145 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 150 students 295 students
% Students of Color 22% 19%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 99% 68%
Average SAT Score 1608 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1360 - 1810 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 8 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 35% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $10 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,000 $48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,000 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 40% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $19,000 $20,250
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 65% 57%
Director of AdmissionsKevin Folan
Associate Director of AdmissionsLiz Atwood

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 16
CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, English Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art, US History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 14
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 13 23
ExtracurricularsBig Brother / Big Sister, Boat-building, Community service, including Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Christmas Party, American Red Cross Blood Drives, etc, Mobile Food Truck, Public speaking, Residental Dorm Captains, Ropes Course, Singer-songwriter workshop and Nashville trip with world-renowned musicians, Tech Production, Teen workshops delivered nationally, Ultimate Frisbee, Wilderness Leadership Experience, Yearbook

School Notes:

  • Located in the quaint and historic shipbuilding city of Bath, Maine, on the Kennebec River, the Hyde School campus was founded in 1966. Formerly the estate of shipbuilder John S. Hyde, the sprawling 145-acre New England estate includes the historic Hyde Mansion and carriage house, which houses classrooms and offices. The Hyde grounds feature the Wheeler Library & Academic Wing and an all-inclusive athletic center with field house, wrestling room, entertainment center, weight and cardio rooms. The Student Learning Center, built in 2006, houses a 5400-square-foot library, a resource center, computer laboratory, and comfortable classrooms, some of which overlook the picturesque campus grounds. Classrooms include interactive plasma displays, known as Smart Boards. The Student Union houses a 600-seat performing arts center, a 350-seat dining hall, the campus mailroom, and a state-of-the-art music studio where students write and record original music. Campus also includes the 1915 Sunken Garden, Health Center, bookstore, and café, the Student Cultural Center, the Spiritual Center, three playing fields, including a turf field, an all-weather track, indoor tennis and basketball courts, and several dormitories. Year-round, students and faculty enjoy miles of wooded running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing trails that extend beyond the campus. Hyde students also enjoy running, biking, and cross-country ski trails, state-of-the-art music recording studio, climbing wall, and ice skating ponds. The Joseph W. Gauld Student Life and Athletic Center Complex, built in 2006, provides multiple options for athletes, including a climbing wall, and comfortable gathering spaces in the café, entertainment room, or gracious foyer, which is equipped with a stone fireplace.
  • LD types supported: Yes - LD & ADD/ADHD
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; National Association of Independent Schools; Maine Association of Independent Schools; Independent School Association of Northern New England
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Wes Matheny '02 - Nationally Ranked Triathlete - Head Golf Professional, Golden Bear Golf Club, Hilton Head, SC
    • Alicia McFarren '98 - Cornell Alum, NY Medical College, Pediatric Resident at Children National Medical Center
    • Jessica Most '97 - University of Miami, Miami Law, Trial Lawyer, Deerfield Beach, FL
    • William Umbach '99 - Duke University. USC Law,Corporate Lawyer, Columbia, SC

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The nearest boarding school is Lincoln Academy (16.8 miles away)
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  • Kents Hill, ME
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  • Saco, ME
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