Hyde School - Bath, ME
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 - 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.
Hyde School - Bath, ME Photo #8 - 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, 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 postgraduate studies.
- Hyde offers a wide range of courses, including AP, Honors, Summer and Orientation programs.
- At Hyde School, 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 School -Be the Best Possible You; HYDE.edu.
Alumni Reviews Review School
- Review Description
- 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. . .
- 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. . .
- University of Mary Washington Character and family development is like no other in the world. . .
|Definition of Terms|
| 2020 School Data
|Hyde School - Bath,||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||9-12, PG||9-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||145 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||175 students||310 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1160||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal||Casual|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||8||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$6,500|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$10 million||$22 million|
(includes room, board, and books)
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$19,000||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Kristin Harman|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Dominic Susi|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||8||18|
|Courses||Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art, US History|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||11||16|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||14||24|
|Extracurriculars||Bicycling, Computer Graphics Workshop, Design Club, Drug and Alcohol Prevention Club, Faith Community, HOWL, a chorus, Middle School Advisor, Musical & Dramatic Productions, Painting, Ropes Course, Snow-mobiling, Student Activities Council|
Club or Organization:
Martial Arts / Self-Defense
- 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 caf, 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 caf, entertainment room, or gracious foyer, which is equipped with a stone fireplace.
- LD types supported: Yes - LD & ADD/ADHD
- 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 - 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
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