HYDE SCHOOLS, the leader in character education, are a network of college preparatory private and public schools, with boarding schools in Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut, serving students grades 9-12 and post-graduate studies. Hyde offers a wide range of courses, including AP, Honors, Summer and Orientation programs. At Hyde Schools, 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.


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 Ross Sanner
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 $24,500.00
5-Day Boarding Student Tuition
Boarding Student Tuition $46,200.00
International Student Tuition $46,200.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 136
% Boys/Girls
Boarding Students 99%
Day Students 1%
Czech Republic
United States  
Majority of students come from Northeast
% 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, George Washington University, Cornell, Washington University (St. Louis)
% of Graduates Who Attend College 98

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

track and field
Recreational Sports
Extra-Curricular Activities
Audiovisual Club
Community Living Program
Community Service Program
Habitat for Humanity
Other (Music Recording Studio)
School Band
Student Jobs Program
Student Publications
Tour Guides


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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 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. 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 café, entertainment room, or gracious foyer, which is equipped with a stone fireplace.