We Focus on Middle School

Hyla Middle School


IMG_0962Thank you for your interest in Hyla!

Words can’t describe Hyla and all that makes this education so special, but a visit will! Please contact us to schedule a tour with our Head of School, Suzanne Messinger. Seeing kids and faculty in action, hearing joyful students voices, and walking through our beautiful campus yourself will give you the greatest sense of middle school at Hyla. We look forward to meeting you.

Admissions Process

We welcome inquiries at any time and would be happy to answer questions and take you on a tour of our school. Application materials for the 2018-2019 school year are available here. The application process includes: 

  • Completed application form and $50 processing fee
  • Student response form
  • Parent response form
  • 2 teacher recommendations
  • Release of transcripts
  • Student tour
  • Please note that no admissions testing is required, although you are encouraged to provide any testing that has been completed.

Admissions Timeline

Ongoing Student Visits – 1/5 – 1/21 
Financial Aid Applications due through SSS – 2/12 (after this date, rolling applications for tuition assistance accepted).
Tuition Assistance decisions sent from Hyla to applicant families – 2/16 
Applications Due – 2/23
Admissions decisions sent from Hyla to applicant families  -3/16 


Selection Process

Prospective students and their parents often ask what we look for in selecting students for the school. Simply stated, we seek to match a student’s ability and needs with the goals and resources of our school. We actively seek a diverse student body. We aim for a spectrum of capabilities, interests, and personalities. We look for students whose growth we can foster, and who will—in turn—enrich and believe in our school community and its efforts.


Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $20,800. Our tuition typically increases 4% each year.

Education is an investment with an immeasurable impact. Hyla is committed to making sure our educational experience is accessible to all middle school students regardless of a family’s ability to pay tuition. We understand that choosing an independent school education represents a significant joint financial commitment by the school and our families. Typically 20 to 25 percent of our families use our tuition assistance resources to help pay tuition costs. Even if the cost of a Hyla education feels out of reach based on your family’s budget, we encourage you to apply. We are happy to talk with you about our tuition assistance process and you can read more about it here.

Hyla Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in admission of otherwise qualified students or in providing access to the rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally available to all students and their families, including educational policies, financial aid programs, athletic, extra-curricular, other school-administered programs and activities, and hiring or employment practices.