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Hyde School
Hyde School logo.jpg
Woodstock, Connecticut
Bath, Maine

United States
Type Independent, private, boarding
Motto Be The Best Possible You
Religious affiliation(s) No Affiliation
Established 1966 (1966)
Headmaster Laura Gauld (Bath); Robert Felt (Woodstock)
Faculty 80
Enrollment 190 Woodstock
149 Bath
Average class size 12
Student to teacher ratio 5:1
Campus Rural, 123 acres (50 ha) (Woodstock)
145 acres (59 ha) (Bath)
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Athletics 10 Interscholastic sports
10 Interscholastic teams
Athletics conference NEPSAC
Mascot Wolf Pack (Woodstock)
Phoenix (Bath)

Hyde School is a college preparatory school for grades 9-12 with campuses in Bath, Maine and Woodstock, Connecticut.


In 1966 Joe Gauld founded Hyde School in Bath, Maine. A second boarding campus was established in 1996 in Woodstock, Connecticut. Hyde School is an independent, college preparatory school with a focus on family-based character education.

The school offers athletic programs in soccer, cross country, football, basketball, equestrian, track and field, wrestling, lacrosse, swimming, dance, and tennis.

As part of the character-building curriculum, all students are required to participate in academics, performing arts, athletics and community service.

Hyde’s 145 acre Bath, Maine campus includes a health center, bookstore, cafeteria, student center, playing fields, all-weather track, indoor tennis and basketball courts, and dormitories. There are running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing trails.The campus also includes a ropes course, recording studio, climbing wall, and ice skating ponds.

The 120-acre Woodstock, Connecticut campus includes 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 basketball courts, weight and wrestling rooms and a 1,000-seat theater.

It was announced in January 2017 that the 127-acre Woodstock campus would be closed and sold to nearby Woodstock Academy for $15 million. (Worcester Telegram, 1/16/2016)

Hyde President Malcolm Gauld and Executive Director of Boarding Schools and Head of School at Hyde-Bath Laura Gauld co-authored the book "The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have: The Hyde School Program for Character-based Parenting" (Scribner). The success of Hyde's Family Education program based on the 10 Priorities in the book has led to national "Biggest Job" workshops and parenting resources open to all parents at

The Five Words[edit]

There are five words on the Hyde School emblem: Courage, Curiosity, Concern, Integrity, and Leadership. In addition, Hyde carries, emphasizes, and acts on "The 5 Words", consisting of Destiny, Humility, Conscience, Truth, and Brother's Keeper. The school's press kit page links to emblem images.


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Coordinates: 43°54′18″N 69°49′23″W / 43.904945°N 69.822927°W / 43.904945; -69.822927