Hyde School - Bath, ME

616 High Street,
Bath, ME 04530
Tel: 207-443-7101
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 150 students
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.
Hyde Schools -Be the Best Possible You; HYDE.edu

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2013 School Data
Hyde School - Bath, Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
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 1907
Campus Size 145 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 150 students 300 students
% Students of Color 22% 18%
% International Students 18% 20%
% Students Boarding 99% 67%
Average SAT Score 1608 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1360 - 1810 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Monthly
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 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 35% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $10 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,000 $46,950
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$27,000 $26,280
% Students on Financial Aid 40% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $19,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 8 15
Calculus AB Calculus BC
English Composition Environmental Science
Physics Statistics
Studio Art US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 11 13
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 13 24
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 school is Lincoln Academy (16.8 miles away)
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