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616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530

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(207) 443-5584
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November 07, 2015
An excellent school for families in crisis. There is a demanding academic curriculum, with participation in sports, performing arts, and community service required. My child became captain of the cross-country team and was accepted to her top choice college. Still more important, she benefited from Hyde's character-building curriculum--gaining the self-discipline, courage, and confidence she needs to succeed as an independent adult. Hyde's family education program brought the two of us closer together and strengthened our bond, taught me the skills I needed to parent more effectively, and encouraged me to make meaningful changes in my own life--for which I am very grateful. Fantastic faculty and staff. I'm proud to be a Hyde alumni parent.

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Staff member
November 07, 2015
I feel grateful to people in every one of these categories. During our time at Hyde, special teachers, coaches, and school leaders went above and beyond to help and uplift my student and me--as did other parents and students. This is a strong community where everyone contributes to the quality of the experience for others.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
November 07, 2015
Hyde's family education program brings parents into close contact with teachers, staff, coaches, etc. I've found them uniformly excellent and inspirational--almost everyone who works at Hyde lives on campus and takes at least some daily meals with students in the dining hall. The children of fac/staff with kids attend Hyde, too. As a parent, I feel most strongly about who is interacting with and influencing my child--and the Hyde team makes me feel great in this regard.

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Amount of homework: Just right
November 07, 2015
Students are given a reasonable amount of homework and a reasonable amount of time to complete it. There are supervised study halls for those who need help. My child learned excellent study skills and time management that helped her to succeed in college.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
November 07, 2015
Hyde values effort over ability and easy talent. With all students required to participate in sports and performing arts, all students are required to step outside their comfort zones. The school offers challenging outdoors experiences, too.

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
November 07, 2015
Students are taught to respect not only the excellent faculty and staff, but themselves, their parents, their peers, and everyone around them.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
November 07, 2015
Hyde's unique "discovery group" process asks both students and parents to share their stories of hardship with other families and to support encourage, and challenge one another.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
November 07, 2015
Quite simply, ethics and character-building are part of the curriculum and a daily on-going part of discussion in every aspect of Hyde life.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
My son graduated from Hyde in May after 2 years and we were very satisfied with the level of academic rigor, character development and family engagement. He thrived in the structure, we are all challenged to learn and grow and are better humans as a result of all the support, challenge and learning at Hyde. It takes a special school to focus on attitude as much as aptitude and to really challenge all involved to be their best in mind and spirit. I am eternally grateful to Hyde and know my son was able to find himself and actualize his unique potential as a result. After looking at many boarding schools that only focus on image and ignore the whole child we were so happy to find Hyde.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2012
Do not believe the hype. Absolutely the worst place to send your kids. If you wish to be brainwashed and forced to comply to a strangers (with little to no credentials I might add) standards, want to totally distance yourself from your loved one and allow some yuppie salesmen to fleece your bank account... "that place" will do it for ya!!!

- submitted by a community member

July 15, 2011
Although our son was the student at Hyde, my husband and I came away from the experience with a completely different perspective of our our own lives. Our son received an excellent academic education that propelled him into college, but the lifelong principles of character, curiosity, courage, integrity and leadership are what we see on a daily basis. These principles are modeled at Hyde in EVERY aspect of the school, EVERY day. A good kid that could really be great, he was (and still is, even though he's in college) supported and challenged by teachers that truly believed in his best. This is not an easy task. Our son came to Hyde after many years of complacency in our lives. The work of building a life takes time and committment. Hyde was committed to our family from day 1. I often read in the newspaper about kids making choices and parents looking the other way. You only get once shot to do this the right way. I'm so glad our family found Hyde School. We know our son has the tools he needs on his journey and our family has the connection we had hoped to have. I highly recommend Hyde School to all families!

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October 18, 2007
This school builds character and responsibility into its students, something that is sorely lacking in public and even many private schools. The dedication of the teachers to the students is inspiring. You and your child will come away having experienced something truly unique that will stay with you throughout your life.

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November 29, 2006
I attended this school myself and it changed my life. I am stronger, smatter and a better person because of Hyde. I will be sending my daughter when she is ready to enter high school.

- submitted by a student

January 20, 2006
The best school for both yg men and women that are in need of character development or love the outdoors I have ever seen. Excellent program and great staff. Very impressive.

- submitted by a parent
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Hyde School
616 High Street, Bath, ME  04530
(207) 443-5584
Last modified Hyde School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Hyde School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top