We are zoned for Vandegrift HS and gave our daughter the option of public vs private and she chose Hyde Park High School when entering 9th grade. It came down to size and opportunities. She is beyond thrilled with her choice as she is excelling academically while being involved in sports during each season and enjoying time with wonderful friends. HP provides a Christ centered education while nurturing your child to help them find who they are vs becoming what a school wants them to become. The small classes allows each teacher to know their students. We can't say enough about the wonderful teachers, coaches and administrators. We have two other children we look forward to attending HP. No place is perfect but this is close.
Hyde Park has been a great fit for my kids. We have only been there one year, coming out of top-ranked public schools. What we have received at HP is a good education, positive environment, balanced lifestyle, teachers who care, and an opportunity to be involved in as many activities as we desire. Coaches are positive role models, teachers are available and the administrative staff is open to listening to your concerns. There is no such thing as a perfect school, but this comes pretty close.
My son transferred to Hyde Park beginning his junior year. He/we were nervous about him starting at a new school. We/he were so pleasantly surprised with the helpful and friendly environment. Our son had come from the "best" public high school in town and had felt completely lost in the masses of kids. After 3 weeks at Hyde Park he came downstairs one morning and announced that his "old self" was back. He shared that he realized that his teachers really cared about him and his learning. He made National Honor Society that first semester and we are still so grateful for having our son back. Without hesitation I would recommend Hyde Park High School to any family.