Hyde School

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Hyde School Photo #1 - 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.
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Hyde School Photo #1 - 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 Photo #2 - Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on charactercourage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concernprovides the cornerstone for learningin the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
Hyde School Photo #3 - 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 Photo #4 - 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 Photo #5 - All students participate in three sports during the academic year. Hyde School 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 Photo #6 - The International Program at Hyde School offers students from all over the world a true American immersion experience. Our campus in Bath, Maine, is a center for outstanding college-preparatory academics, leadership opportunities, athletic participation, arts and theater, and much more.
Hyde School Photo #7 - Hyde's academic program builds skills and develops confidence. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde graduates attend four-year colleges.
Hyde School Photo #8 - 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. Find on hyde.edu.
Hyde School Photo #9 - Great things happen at Hyde's summer programs! Join us for experiences filled with fun and adventure on our campus, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast, or at sea. hyde.edu/summer
The whole person philosophy that guides all learning and teaching at Hyde's boarding campus in Bath, Maine, and through public school initiatives in Bronx and Brooklyn, New York and affiliate schools in Orlando, Florida and Lanham, Maryland, is to develop the individual by developing their inner leadership.
Along with a rigorous academic and athletic program, students participate in singer-songwriter workshops, preforming and visual arts programs, student-mentoring programs in Hyde's New York charter schools, and internship and volunteer experiences that help to apply learning to real life.
Hyde's unique character education program helps not only students, but parents, siblings, and grandparents.
Hyde teaches that it is never too late to fulfill your unique potential and gain the tools needed for a successful life. Ninety-eight percent of Hyde School graduates are accepted to four-year colleges.
If you are a committed parent who is determined to create a better future for your teenager, and you want to join a community with a school culture that works, visit Hyde.edu to see what Hyde can do for you!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hyde School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1966
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
96 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Hyde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics, Studio Art, US History
Average SAT score
1180
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
includes room, board, and books
Summer Program Cost
$5,000
Summer Program Cost Notes
includes room, board, and all excursion costs
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$19,000
Admissions Director
Kristin Harman
Admissions Associate
Bob Felt
Endowment Size
$29 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Red Cross, Big Brother/Big Sister, Community Service including Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Christmas Party, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Media Team, Public Speaking, Tech Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance, Ropes Course, Skiing, Surfing, Ultimate Frisbee, Wilderness Leadership Experience

School Notes

  • 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 a ropes course with zip line, a 600-acre wilderness facility located in the Bigelow Mountains in Eustis, Maine, 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.
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hyde School cost?
Hyde School's tuition is approximately $64,000 for private students and $5,000 for summer students.
Who are famous alumni from Hyde School?
Hyde School famous alumni include: Wes Matheny '02, Alicia McFarren '98, Jessica Most '97, Stuart Jones ’78, Jessica Jackson Sloan ’01, Jim Irving ’71, Robert Irving ’73, Shannon Curry ’98 and Al McClain ’80.
Does Hyde School offer a summer program?
Yes, Hyde School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Hyde School offer?
Hyde School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track and Wrestling.
When is the application deadline for Hyde School?
The application deadline for Hyde School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This School was a game-changer for our son! Caring and supportive faculty and staff, a rigorous, flexible academic program, and a firm and compassionate educational approach provided the focus and inspiration my boy needed to realize his true potential. My son needed to be challenged and frankly, needed some of the structure, tough love, and accountability training that simply does not exist at his previous school I'm pretty sure barely knew his name.
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5  
Hyde was an exceptional experience for me and for our family. Our child benefitted from the all-in attitude of the faculty and staff. The Hyde process is a big commitment for both students AND parents. However, the more you put into the experience, the more you get out of it. It's not easy, it's not perfect, but it was transformative.
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5  
The faculty and staff at Hyde are knowledgeable, compassionate, and concerned. They work tirelessly to encourage the best in their students, and in the community. They are a small school, so their academic and extracurricular offerings may be smaller than larger schools, but what they do offer is wonderful. Everyone participates in sports and performing arts, and there are myriad opportunities for creativity and leadership. The character curriculum helps families become closer, and it encourages the students to realize their unique potential in a safe and nurturing community.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $64,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maine is $14,460 for elementary schools and $29,488 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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