The Woodstock Academy Completes Hyde Campus Acquisition
Posted by Julia Budd, Director of Communications on 6/15/2017
After months of preparation, The Woodstock Academy has finally taken ownership of Hyde School’s Woodstock campus. Beginning immediately, Academy administration and staff will work to transition the facilities to become The Woodstock Academy’s South Campus.
Head of School, Christopher Sandford, said, “We are thankful to both Hyde School and the Gauld family for the opportunity. Acquiring South Campus sets The Academy on a positive trajectory to continue its tradition of excellent education well into the future.”
“We are truly grateful for the many alumni and donors who continue to believe in and support The Academy to make this possible” said Christine Swenson, President of The Woodstock Academy Board of Trustees. “This historic step for The Academy enhances opportunities for students in academics, athletics, fine arts, and other programs.”
According to Associate Head of School, Holly Singleton, “one of our goals with this acquisition, is to use our new space to strengthen our community partnerships around northeast Connecticut, especially with local non-profits.”
On the evening of June 21, with the many end-of-school activities over, The Woodstock Academy will host an Open House on South Campus from 6 - 8 PM. Members of the community are welcome to come and visit the newly-acquired campus. Also on June 21 will be a Move-Up Night for incoming freshmen and their parents from 5:30 - 6 PM, as well as the Fall Athletic Information Night for fall athletes and parents from 6 - 6:30 PM.
During Homecoming Weekend, on Saturday, September 30, The Academy will officially celebrate the acquisition with a South Campus Grand Opening Ceremony.