Hyde School

PO Box 237 150 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281-0628
Tel: (860)963-4721
Grades: 9-12 | 175 students
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The 120-acre Hyde School campus in Woodstock, Connecticut includes spacious classroom buildings and a student union with dining hall, 200-room dormitory facilities, two playing fields, a track and turf field, ropes course and a practice field. Set in the rolling farmland of northeastern Connecticut just three hours from New York City, Woodstock is a haven of open fields and peaceful woodlands.
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The 120-acre Hyde School campus in Woodstock, Connecticut includes spacious classroom buildings and a student union with dining hall, 200-room dormitory facilities, two playing fields, a track and turf field, ropes course and a practice field. Set in the rolling farmland of northeastern Connecticut just three hours from New York City, Woodstock is a haven of open fields and peaceful woodlands.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/campus-life/'>Campus Life</a>
Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on character–courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concern—provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/hydestories/'>Hyde Stories</a>
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.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/academics/'>Academics</a>
Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde students attend four-year colleges.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/arts/'>Visual/Performing Arts</a>
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.
Community Service
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.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/athletics/'>Athletics</a>
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.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/admission/international-program/'>International Program</a>
The International Program at Hyde Schools offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience.  Our private boarding campuses in Bath, Maine, and Woodstock, Connecticut are centers for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.
<a href='http://www.hyde.edu/admission/summer-programs/'>Summer Programs</a>
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 SCHOOLS, the leader in character education, are a network of college preparatory schools, with private boarding schools in Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut, serving students grades 9-12 and postgraduate studies. Hyde also operates public charter schools in Brooklyn and Bronx, New York.
Hyde offers a wide range of courses, including AP, Honors, Summer Leadership & Academic programs.
At Hyde, 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, ADHD, NVLD, Language-based
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 175 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Hyde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus (AB & BC), English, Environmental Science, European History, Physics, Spanish, US History
Average SAT score 1698
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $52,000
Average Financial Aid Grant $18,500
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jason Warnick
Admissions Associate Holly Thompson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
EquestrianFootball,
LacrosseSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service including Habitat for Humanity and American Red Cross, Drama, Martial Arts, Newspaper, Performing Arts, Public Speaking, Ropes Course, Tech Production, Yearbook Drama, Martial Arts, Newspaper, Ropes Course, Yearbook, Community Service including Habitat for Humanity and American Red Cross,
Performing Arts,
Public Speaking,
Tech Production,

School Notes

  • The Hyde School campus in Woodstock, Connecticut is situated on the grounds of a former Catholic women’s college.  The 120-acre campus includes spacious classroom buildings and a student union with dining hall, 200-room dormitory facilities, two playing fields, a track and turf field, ropes course and a practice field.  The gymnasium includes weight and wrestling rooms and basketball courts. One of the unique features of the Woodstock campus is a state-of-the-art, 1,017 seat theater, also home to the Opera New England and Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut.  Hyde’s Performing Arts program benefits from the theatre’s sophistication. Set in the rolling farmland of northeastern Connecticut just three hours from New York City, Woodstock is a haven of open fields and peaceful woodlands.

Profile last updated: 09/16/2014

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