616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
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Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #1 - Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on charactercourage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern-provides the cornerstone for learning-in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
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Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #1 - Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on charactercourage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern-provides the cornerstone for learning-in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #2 - 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.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #3 - 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 School - Bath, ME Photo #4 - Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Hyde partners with local universities to also offer students courses for college credit taken both on the Hyde campus or on the University campus. 100% percent of Hyde students are accepted to college.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #5 - 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.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #6 - 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.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #7 - The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our private boarding campus in Bath, Maine is a center for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #8 - 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 SCHOOL's mission statement is: "Develop Character to Discover Unique Potential" underscoring Hyde's role as the leader in character-focused education.
One campus in Bath, Maine, just 30 miles/30 minutes from Portland (and the state's largest airport.)
Hyde offers a wide range of courses, including AP, Honors, and Summer programs.
With a program that unites character and leadership education with a unique and unparalleled Family Education experience (The Biggest Job Family Program) there is holistic focus on helping students learn and develop self-awareness, confidence, and grit.
At Hyde School, students are challenged to know themselves so that they can fully be themselves in the world.
At Hyde School "all do all." Students and faculty participate in athletics, performing arts, public speaking, a rigorous college-preparatory academic program, the Discovery Process, and service to the community.
Hyde gives real-world leadership development opportunities to qualified students demonstrating strong leadership potential in the application process. Hyde School -Be the Best Possible You; HYDE.edu.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hyde School - Bath, ME ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 307 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Student Attention

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Hyde School - Bath, ME
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1966
1907
Campus Size
145 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
125 students
300 students
% Students of Color
35%
26%
% International Students
19%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
70%
Average SAT Score
1180
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
23
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Monthly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Hyde Dress once per week (formal dress)
Casual
Average Class Size
8 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
8
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
52%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$30 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,000
(includes room, board, and books)
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$34,900
Tuition international students
$65,000
$54,500
Summer Program Cost
$6,500
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$23,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
65%
58%
Director of Admissions
Kristin Harman

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
8
17
Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Studio Art, US History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
7
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Robotics Team, Ropes Course, Student Activities Council, Wolfpack Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical & Dramatic Productions

College Matriculation

Year: 2016 - 2021
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Boston University
4
Lehigh
4
Endicott College
3
George Washington University
3
Boston College
2
Fordham
2
University Wisconsin Madison
2
Wake Forest
2
rensselaer polytechnic institute
1
University of North Carolina
1

School Notes

  • Located in the quaint and historic shipbuilding city of Bath, Maine, on the banks of the Kennebec River,  Hyde School  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 & Chase 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. 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. The campus also includes the 1915 Sunken Garden, a Health Center, bookstore, a Spiritual Center, several 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 can take advantage of  the on campus state-of-the-art music recording studio, indoor climbing wall, outstanding ropes course, and ice skating ponds. 
  • More than a collection of buildings and facilities, Hyde represents an intentional community that seeks to help all people in its midst--students, faculty, parents, siblings--become the best version of themselves.  With a unique and particular focus on character education that is threaded through all aspects of the student experience, Hyde truly is in a category of one within the larger independent school world.
  • LD types supported: Yes - LD & ADD/ADHD/Executive Function
  • Hyde School - Bath, ME 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
    • Stuart Jones ’78 - Former United States Ambassador to Iraq
    • Jessica Jackson Sloan ’01 - Human Rights Attorney
    • Jim Irving ’71 - Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI), a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States
    • Robert Irving ’73 - Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI), a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States
    • Shannon Curry ’98 - Dr. Shannon Curry is a licensed clinical psychologist serving as Director of the Curry Psychology Group, a practice she founded in Newport Beach, CA out of a commitment to bring high-quality psychological services to any and all individuals, couples, and
    • Al McClain ’80 - Youth Mentor & Community Leader; For decades, Al McClain has been recognized throughout greater Boston as a committed advocate for and dedicated mentor of youth from all walks of life. Whether as a coach and director with various Boston youth organization
Source: Verified school update

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Class of 2016
5.00
Pucmm
One aspect in which I feel this school really stands out is based on the principles and words that have as a mission statement and goal. They teach many aspects in which it can better. . .

Class of 2002
5.00
Denison University
I came to Hyde on the heels of my older brother, who had enrolled two years earlier. It was an interesting transition from public school, where passive obedience is rewarded, to Hyde where everyone. . .

Class of 2000
5.00
University of Mary Washington
Character and family development is like no other in the world. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,000
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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