Core Values

The mission of Hyde Park Schools is to provide a Christ-centered foundation of Biblical truth integrated in strong college-preparatory academics and well-rounded extracurricular activities.

Christ-Centered Culture

Our Christ-centered environment has the foundation in the belief that Jesus Christ alone is Lord and Savior and the only way to have eternal life.  This means that the lives of our staff, our school's curriculum and instruction, the decision-making processes and all other aspects of our school will be centered around Christ, His character, and His teachings.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” --John 14:6

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. --Galatians 2:20


We humbly pursue excellence in all that we do. Excellence is defined as being of exceptional quality. We equip the teachers and administrators for excellence by providing them with ongoing professional development; proven, research-based curriculum, programs, and instructional strategies; and assessment and data to guide school-wide decision making as well as instructional decisions in the classroom.

By equipping teachers and administrators, we empower and encourage our students to pursue excellence in their academics, extra-curricular activities, spiritual development, and every aspect of their lives. We set high expectations for all students and maximize their growth and individual success by targeting instruction to meet their individual learning needs, helping them master essential skills and move beyond to pursue personal levels of excellence.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. --Colossians 3:23

Biblical Worldview

We believe that the Bible is God’s word, infallible and without error. We view each and every decision through the lens of scripture, thereby contributing to a better world seeking to engage the culture and preparing our students for life in a complex, demanding and changing society.  The truth of God's Word will be integrated into every aspect of our school, including but not limited to academics, extracurricular activities, and relationships.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. --2 Timothy 3:16

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  
--Colossians 1:16-17

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  --2 Peter 1:20-21


We view our educational community as a partnership encompassing families, students, faculty, administration, and the Church (the body of Christ). The stated values of Christ-centered Culture, Biblical Worldview, and Excellence are those pillars which hold up our educational community with our roots firmly planted in the Church. Because we strive to reflect the love of God, the entire education community of parents, students, faculty and administration are encouraged to apply their God-given gifts to serving each other.

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!  --Psalm 133:1

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundations of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
--Ephesians 2:19-21