Comments on: Finding
the right school: Lessons learned from "inside"
As the parents of two children who graduated
from the Hyde School in Woodstock, Connecticut, we were surprised
by the comments made in "Finding the Right School: Lessons
Learned from Inside." We found the Hyde School for our
troubled son, who turned around his life during his three
years at Hyde and is now thriving at a competitive college.
Our daughter participated in family weekends during her brother's
three years at Hyde and chose to attend Hyde for her senior
year, leaving a very prestigious New York City private girls'
school to do so. She values her one year at Hyde more than
her twelve years at the girls' school.
Our experience at Hyde was that it was just
as advertised: a family oriented, character based education.
The focus is on each child and each parent realizing his or
her unique potential: being your truest self and achieving
your best. Personal growth is demanded of all family members
and this is achieved through confrontational as well as supportive
comments. We all grew and changed during our four years at
Hyde and we are closer to each other and more personally fulfilled
as a result of the work we did there.
Perhaps because the Hyde School has such an
ambitious agenda - realizing your unique potential - there
will always be parents who feel they and their children don't
receive enough support. Hyde isn't for everyone, but for our
family it was a transforming experience for which we will
always be grateful.
Robert & Jane Watson
New York, NY
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