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We are happy to share our base calendar for the next school year, which happens to be Hyla’s 25th year!  2017 2018 Hyla Calendar  

Hyla’s Spring Garden

Hyla’s Spring Garden

Many years ago when Hyla moved to its current home on the property of the Bucklin Family homestead, we inherited a tradition of tending the land to grow food. Spanish teacher, Mike Fosmark, will tell you that the garden at Hyla “has been tended for over 100 years starting with…

Join us at Summer Camp!

Join us at Summer Camp!

Join us for two weeks of fun, adventure and discovery!   June 19 – 23 and June 26 – June 30 Morning classes 9 – 11:30 AM Afternoon classes 12:30 – 3 PM Click here for full class descriptions and the registration form.  Ages: For students entering grades 5-6-7-8-9 Cost:…

Laura Jones Retires

Laura Jones Retires

Dear Parents and Friends, I am writing to let you know that Laura Jones, our art teacher of 23 years, will retire at the end of this school year. Her letter is below, but I absolutely have to share some thoughts with you first. As most of you probably know,…

Guest Speaker: Burmese writer, poet, and activist Khet Mar

Guest Speaker: Burmese writer, poet, and activist Khet Mar

Join us in the Hyla Library on Tueseday, September 20th from 1:45-2:30 PM for a conversation with Khet Mar, Burmese writer, poet and activist. In Humanities class in sixth grade, students participate in Hyla’s ongoing relationship with Educational Empowerment, a local non-profit devoted to promoting literacy and community in Southeast Asia. Over…

Introducing our Interim Head of School

Introducing our Interim Head of School

The Hyla Board of Trustees is happy to officially announce that our Interim Head of School for the 2016-2017 school year is Paul Carroll (pictured here with is daughter, Colleen, and wife, Betsy). As many of you may know, Paul founded Hyla in 1993, and served as Head of School for the first fourteen…

A change in leadership

A change in leadership

A Message from the Hyla Board   Dear Hyla Families and Friends, On Wednesday May 18, our Head of School, Vicki Jenkins, announced to the Hyla Board that she will not renew a contract at the end of this school year. Vicki has made the difficult decision to leave full-time work…

Kris Van Gieson retires from teaching

Kris Van Gieson retires from teaching

With tremendous gratitude in our hearts for his long career at Hyla, we announce Kris Van Gieson’s retirement from teaching. Just as you would expect, Kris is already helping us through this transition with words of wisdom about change. For all who know and love him – and there are so…

Into the Hurricane

Into the Hurricane

Before Winter Break, we finished up 2015 with Mini-Term: an annual tradition when we break from the normal academic schedule for a 3-day intensive dive into one topic. We rotate topics every three years to examine social justice, the environment, and culture.  This December, our focus was on the environment. When we returned from…