Website: www.hyde.edu
In 1966 Joe Gauld, a seasoned educator in traditional private schools, founded Hyde School after realizing that the singular focus on achievement in American education wouldn’t necessarily lead all students to reach their fullest potential and was even doing a disservice to some students.

Gauld saw students with innate ability achieving high marks in classes and athletics but lacking integrity, genuine curiosity, and concern for their peers, and subsequently failing to thrive in life after college. Meanwhile, Gauld worked with other students embodying the effort, grit, honesty and work ethic necessary for success, who were at the time receiving below average marks, but he found were very successful in life after college.

Gauld founded Hyde School and reached out to headmasters at other schools offering to admit students who had the potential to succeed but were not making it in the traditional school setting. Hyde’s mission from the start was to reach students of all abilities, backgrounds and track records. “Over-Achievers,” “Good-to-Great” students and those needing a life-changing “Turn-Around” would all be supported, challenged and inspired to commit to excellence in character.

Today, Hyde School values effort over achievement and attitude over aptitude. Instead of building a curriculum around five subjects, Hyde focuses on five words: Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity, and Concern.

Not long after the founding of Hyde School it became clear that in order to inspire students to take a deep look at their character and commit to real academic, athletic, artistic, social and emotional growth, it would be critical to engage parents in that same endeavor. The Family Program started at Hyde in 1974, and Hyde has been helping parents help their kids develop the character they need to succeed ever since.

Hyde has grown from one small school of 16 boys to two private coed boarding schools in Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut, enrolling over 350 students. A beautiful 600-acre wilderness campus in the pristine Bigelow Mountains on Flagstaff Lake in Eustis, Maine opened in 1998. And finally, keeping to the mission to change American education and serve students and parents from all backgrounds, Hyde has opened public charter schools in inner city New Haven, CT, Washington, DC, Oakland, CA and New York, NY.

Hyde’s success with parents and families has led the way to: Parenting – The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have, a collection of inspiring resources including nationally acclaimed parenting workshops, books and an online parent community www.biggestjob.com. “PBJ” partners with individuals, schools and organizations throughout the country to inspire parents, students, educators and corporate professionals with innovative experiences that build character, confidence and community.

Website: www.hyde.edu
In 1966 Joe Gauld, a seasoned educator in traditional private schools, founded Hyde School after realizing that the singular focus on achievement in American education wouldn’t necessarily lead all students to reach their fullest potential and was even doing a disservice to some students.

Gauld saw students with innate ability achieving high marks in classes and athletics but lacking integrity, genuine curiosity, and concern for their peers, and subsequently failing to thrive in life after college. Meanwhile, Gauld worked with other students embodying the effort, grit, honesty and work ethic necessary for success, who were at the time receiving below average marks, but he found were very successful in life after college.

Gauld founded Hyde School and reached out to headmasters at other schools offering to admit students who had the potential to succeed but were not making it in the traditional school setting. Hyde’s mission from the start was to reach students of all abilities, backgrounds and track records. “Over-Achievers,” “Good-to-Great” students and those needing a life-changing “Turn-Around” would all be supported, challenged and inspired to commit to excellence in character.

Today, Hyde School values effort over achievement and attitude over aptitude. Instead of building a curriculum around five subjects, Hyde focuses on five words: Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity, and Concern.

Not long after the founding of Hyde School it became clear that in order to inspire students to take a deep look at their character and commit to real academic, athletic, artistic, social and emotional growth, it would be critical to engage parents in that same endeavor. The Family Program started at Hyde in 1974, and Hyde has been helping parents help their kids develop the character they need to succeed ever since.

Hyde has grown from one small school of 16 boys to two private coed boarding schools in Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut, enrolling over 350 students. A beautiful 600-acre wilderness campus in the pristine Bigelow Mountains on Flagstaff Lake in Eustis, Maine opened in 1998. And finally, keeping to the mission to change American education and serve students and parents from all backgrounds, Hyde has opened public charter schools in inner city New Haven, CT, Washington, DC, Oakland, CA and New York, NY.

Hyde’s success with parents and families has led the way to: Parenting – The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have, a collection of inspiring resources including nationally acclaimed parenting workshops, books and an online parent community www.biggestjob.com. “PBJ” partners with individuals, schools and organizations throughout the country to inspire parents, students, educators and corporate professionals with innovative experiences that build character, confidence and community.

International Program

The International Program at Hyde Boarding 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.

Hyde School provides a variety of forums to practice English outside the classroom. These include: three seasons of competitive sports; interactive discussion-based school meetings where faculty and students share their thoughts on meaningful and relevant topics; weekly small group workshops focused on self-discovery; and performing arts where students and faculty partner to create an original school show.

Facts

Facts About Hyde Schools

Since 1966, Hyde private boarding schools have been a national leader in character education and leadership development.

Students are expected to speak English in common spaces, and they enjoy meetings with other international students in which they share and learn about culture.

In addition to excellent college-preparatory academics in our mainstream curriculum, international students take ESL courses to enhance their learning.

Students also work on study techniques, critical reading and writing skills, grammar development and application, SAT vocabulary development, and hone all four elements of English language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

All international students share a room with an American roommate.