We are committed to building a solid foundation with a blended approach to curriculum design. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are integrated between disciplines with a focus on student engagement and motivation. Curriculum is developed to meet the needs of a wide range of abilities, interests, and talents including students with identified learning differences as well as students ready for increased academic challenges.
We are often asked the following questions about the school’s instructional philosophies and approaches:
  • Does the literacy curriculum include phonics-based instruction or a whole language approach to reading?
  • Does the math curriculum include fact memorization and computation or is “new math” the instructional approach?
  • Is the classroom approach based on direct instruction or project-based learning?
  • Are learning opportunities based on paper-and-pencil activities or technology-driven?
We are quick to answer each of these questions with an emphatic “yes!” - the learning experience at Hyde Park is all of that and more. We strive towards a balance between innovation and traditional learning practices.
Our weekly schedule includes a wide range of opportunities to participate in the fine arts, STEM, athletics, and chapel. Spanish is taught beginning in 4K, focusing on culture as well as language acquisition. Students rotate between a variety of enrichment classes including music, art, technology, and physical education. Field experiences stem from the curriculum, allowing students to acquire knowledge first-hand from the community around them.

Elementary Administration

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Leanne Messer

    Leanne Messer 

    Head of School
  • Photo of KimMarie Suhr

    KimMarie Suhr 

    Elementary School Principal
  • Photo of Koy Severino

    Koy Severino 

    Elementary/Middle School Associate Principal
  • Photo of Kammy West

    Kammy West 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Steve Shaver

    Steve Shaver 

    Director of Spiritual Life
  • Photo of Heidi Eisaman

    Heidi Eisaman 

    Administration Assistant
  • Photo of Ann Rich

    Ann Rich 

    Director of Educational Technology
  • Photo of Beverly McCreary

    Beverly McCreary 

    Elementary/Middle School Receptionist
Hyde Park Schools is a private Christian school system offering an excellent, Christ-centered, college preparatory Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education at multiple campuses in Austin, Texas.

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