Hyde School - Bath

616 High Street - Bath, ME 04530 USA   (map) (207) 443-5584 http://www.hyde.edu

School Profile

Hyde School - Bath History

•Hyde School campus: 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. Other prominent facilities nestled around the estate include the Wheeler Library & Academic Wing, an all-inclusive athletic center with field house, wrestling room, entertainment center, weight and cardio rooms overlooking the 1915 Sunken Garden, Health Center, bookstore, and café, 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. •The campus includes a ropes course with zip line, a 600-acre wilderness facility located in the remote and pristine 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. •Classrooms include interactive plasma displays, known as Smart Boards. •Facilities Descriptions: 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 café, entertainment room, or gracious foyer, which faces the restored 1915 Sunken Garden and is equipped with a stone fireplace. •Facilities Descriptions: 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. •Facilities Descriptions: 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. •All students participate in the Hyde School Performing Arts Program, three sports per year, a broad range of college preparatory classes, including AP for select students, and community service. •Hyde School offers a wide range of acclaimed summer and holiday programming options. •All seniors receive one-on-one college placement assistance. •The campus health center is staffed by registered nurses. •Facilities Descriptions: The Art Barn is the center for creativity, where students enjoy a rustic, cozy environment and quiet space for art expression. •Visiting parents can be accommodated at the Renewal Center, a beautiful on-campus dormitory and conference center for Family Weekends and family retreats. •The coastal, historic city of Bath, Maine is a 40-minute drive from the Portland International Jetport and a 2 ½-hour drive north from Boston. •LD types supported: Learning Enhancement for Academic Development (LEAD) •School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; National Association of Independent Schools; Maine Association of Independent Schools; Independent School Association of Northern New England.

Hyde School - Bath Overview

Portland ME Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
Day School
Learning Differences
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Other(Formal; Non-Unif)
School Setting Small Town
Campus Size (Acres) 145
Head of School Don MacMillan
Endowment $6 Million


Web Address http://www.hyde.edu
Director of Admission Gene Devlin
Admission Application Apply to Hyde School - Bath
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount $100
Application Deadline(s) Rolling Admission
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Awarded
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid
Admission Tests Accepted
Day Student Tuition $23,500.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $44,200.00
International Student Tuition $44,200.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 136
% Boys/Girls
Boarding Students 99%
Day Students 1%
Czech Republic
United States  
Majority of students come from
% of Students of Color 13%
% of International Students 11%


Full Time Faculty 43
Part Time Faculty
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 55%
% of Faculty with Doctorate 2%
% of Faculty with Masters
Student/Faculty ratio 1:6
Average Class Size 12
Special Academic Support Programs
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered  
A.P. Courses Offered
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Language
Physics B
Physics C
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 1378-1725 (25th-75th Percentile)
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal)
Average SAT I Scores (Writing)
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Stanford University, Bucknell, Springfield College, University of Texas at Austin, Cornell, NYU.
% of Graduates Who Attend College

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

cross-country skiing
track and field
Recreational Sports  
Extra-Curricular Activities
Audiovisual Club
Community Living Program
Community Service Program
Habitat for Humanity
School Band
Student Jobs Program
Student Publications
Tour Guides

Hyde School - Bath Notes

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Hyde Schools, a network of college preparatory schools recognized as the forerunner in character education and leadership development and whose Attitude Over Aptitude philosophy has been profiled on 60 Minutes, 20/20, NPR, PBS and, the New York Times, are known widely for their effective approach to family education, including parental support, and helping students bolster and sustain positive learning attitudes in support of lifelong success. Hyde boarding schools include grades 8–12 and post-graduate studies. Prospective students are welcome to schedule an interview with Hyde admissions year-round. New and prospective students are encouraged to enroll in Hyde's outstanding summer or orientation programs.

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