Hyde School

Woodstock, Connecticut, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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Hyde offers a wide range of courses, including AP, Honors, Academic Support, and Summer Sessions. 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.

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.

P.O. Box 237, Woodstock, Connecticut, USA 06281

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Director of Admission: Jason Warnick
Admissions Phone:860-963-4736Toll-Free Admissions:888-717-4168Fax:860-928-0612
Email: woodstock.admissions@hyde.edu Website: www.hyde.edu

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $100
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: No

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Hyde Stories

Posted on October 2, 2012
Hyde Stories are thirteen intimate, personal interviews with recent Hyde alumni, parents, faculty, and staff. Each reveals a distinctive aspect of Hyde’s unique education. Watch them all to learn about this remarkable school.

  • Founded: 1996
  • Campus Size: 120 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-post-grad
Grades 9th-post-grad
Girls     60 1 61
Boys     130 2 132
Total     190 3 193

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $51,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: $51,000
  • Day Tuition Fee: $25,725
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 33.00%
  • Average Awarded: $18,500

Department Director: Rachel Folan

Average Class Size: 8

Full Time Teachers: 33

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 33.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 8

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • ESL: Beginning
  • ESL: Intermediate
  • ESL: Advanced
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Asian History
  • Classical History
  • European History
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Theology
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Statistics
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
  • Multimedia
  • Web Design
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Acting
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Modern Dance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Publications
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership
  • Outdoor Education
  • Personal Finance
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Spanish Language
  • US History

Department Director: Peter Gregory

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 4

Average Students Per Dorm: 55

No. of Girls Dorms: 1

No. of Boys Dorms: 3

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
Laundry Facilities 
Wireless Internet 

Dress Code: Other

Student Life

Summary: Students learn quickly at Hyde that campus life is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. Students are prepared to reach for their highest potential in college and in life by making the connection between strong character and commitment to excellence in all areas of learning. Emphasis on COURAGE, INTEGRITY, LEADERSHIP, CURIOSITY, and CONCERN provides the cornerstone for learning—in the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.


  • All-weather track
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)

Clubs and Organizations

  • Community Service
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Honor Council
  • Horseback Riding
  • Literary Magazine
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Student Activities
  • Student Publications
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Arts Department Director: Brooke Felt

Athletics Department Director: Sean Saucier

  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Dance
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Snowboarding
  • Weight Lifting

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 98.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Vassar 1 graduates
Colgate 2 graduates
UC Berkley 1 graduates
NYU 1 graduates
University of Texas at Austin 1 graduates
Dickinson 4 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA

Notable Alumni

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: Endless leadership opportunities await you at Hyde Schools—on our campuses, in the mountains and wilderness, on the coast or at sea. In a Nutshell: 2 campuses; 18 sessions July 1 – July 29 You may choose as many as 1, 2, 3, or 4 sessions! (limit 1 session/week) Sessions include: Art, Ceramics and Media; Character in Action; City Lights; Community Service; Creative Writing; Women in Leadership; Graphic Arts & Design; Lacrosse Camp; Maine Coastal Expedition; Maine Whitewater Rafting; Outdoor Adventure; Pine Tree Camp; Rock Climbing; Songwriting; Summer Finale; Family Weekend

Department Director: John Rigney