Character development is not an “add-on” at Hyde, it is the foundation upon which our college-ready curriculum is built. While many schools support character growth, what distinguishes Hyde is our holistic approach to character development and our distinct character-building practices.
Also, while our primary goal is the development of each child, our experience has taught us that all constituents, including students, families, and teachers, must strive for personal growth in order for Hyde’s students to achieve it. For this reason, 100% of our community members regularly participate in Hyde’s character program, from family members to school directors to faculty.
Our collective effort, authentic partnerships with families, and consistent self-reflection attend to the greater humanity of the children we serve, something we believe other urban schools too often miss.