Middle School

HP Middle School

Welcome to Hyde Park Middle School, where students develop their academic skills while exploring their talents and interests in an encouraging and supportive, Christ-centered environment. Small class sizes of 10-16 students, outstanding teachers, and a challenging college-preparatory curriculum make the difference in each student’s experience. Truths are discovered and learning is enhanced with interactive and inspiring classroom approaches. Advanced courses in Math begin in 6th grade, with Advanced courses in beginning in 7th grade. Students at all grade levels are taught using pedagogical strategies geared toward college-level academics.

Hyde Park Middle School provides a strong student culture with outstanding leadership opportunities and excellent extracurricular programs. At Hyde Park, athletics, fine arts, and academic competitions are designed to build character, instill discipline, and develop teamwork and leadership skills that carry over into the classroom and everyday life. Through spiritual retreats, weekly Chapel services, daily Bible classes, school-wide Day of Service, and our service week called GOweek, students transform into confident Christian leaders with a strong sense of self and a desire to serve others.

Middle School is a time of expression and development. At Hyde Park our students leave 8th grade confident and prepared intellectually, socially, and spiritually for the challenges of high school.

Clubs and Extracurriculars

Middle School at Hyde Park is exciting! Spiritual, academic, social, athletic, artistic, leadership, and service opportunities abound through our well-rounded, diverse extracurricular program. Faculty sponsors provide direction and leadership for each activity. Some activities, such as the National Honor Society, have eligibility requirements students must meet before being eligible to participate. Most organizations’ meetings take place in school facilities. The extracurricular program includes:
  • Academic Competitions (PSIA "Private School Interscholastic Association")
  • Duke TIP 
  • Cities in Space science competition 
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • S.H.A.R.E. (Hyde Park service organization)
  • Social Justice League (Hyde Park leadership organization)
  • Athletics
  • Cheer


Lunch Information

Haute Lunch Updated Website Coming Soon

Haute Lunch (pronounced Hot Lunch!) is a local Austin company, owned and managed by Austin parents who are also foodservice professionals. Their goal is to provide a balanced menu with healthy food that your kids will love- familiar choices and healthy options.



Middle School Leadership

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Leanne Messer

    Leanne Messer 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Andrew Finley

    Andrew Finley 

    Middle School Principal
  • Photo of Kammy West

    Ms. Kammy West 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Debbie Pakes

    Debbie Pakes 

    Middle School Counselor
  • Photo of Kimberly Hanna

    Kimberly Hanna 

    Director of LEAP, Middle School
  • Photo of JP Hale

    JP Hale 

    Director of Technology


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.
Speedway Campus
4K-8th Grade
3901 Speedway
Austin Texas 78751
Quarries Campus
High School
11400 N. Mopac Expwy
Austin Texas 78759

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