Fundamentally, we believe that middle school students are rewarding, fascinating people to work with who have a tremendous capacity to learn significantly in many areas, including self-awareness, independence, relationships with others, and understanding the world.
We value the middle school years.
Hyla is an independent school for grades 6 - 8
The mission of Hyla Middle School is to create an educational environment in which middle school children are intrigued with learning.
This environment is founded on close, caring connections between teachers and students that encourage students to respect and value themselves and others. In this environment, we provide a strong academic program that develops competent, self-reliant problem solvers. Beyond academics, we strive to help students grow as individuals with integrity.
What Students Say
"Hyla is a school of opportunities. You can try things that are outside of your box and a lot of new things are fun!" - CN
"I learned that every person in my class has strengths, so when I need help with something I can go to the person with that strength." - CR
"I like Hyla because you have lots of freedom and make lots of friends." - TS
What Parents Say
"Hyla brought into balance, and nurtured the whole person - language, drama, art, math, science, human relations, and an enticing list of electives to choose from. I don't know a parent that I didn't hear utter at some point, 'I sure would have loved to have gone to this school!'" - ML
"We thank you and the staff for the excellent curriculum, the memory-making field trips, the high expectations, the plays, the track meets, the conferences, the detailed reports, the community building activities, the mailed correspondence, the opportunities to participate, the laughter, the vision, the patience. We have felt valued, accepted and respected, just as your students have." - MW