Our Mission is as Unique
as Each of Our Students
We transform our students from self-doubters to self-champions.
Hear about what makes HPDS unique in our new video
Our approach is what sets us apart.
It’s what makes our students successful.
Our students are not expected to adapt to standard instruction. Instead, we employ talented staff, state-of-the-art technology, and integrated services to develop deeply individualized academic programs.
We constantly reference current industry-leading research and studies for ongoing guidance on curriculum and general life skill development, and our nimbleness allows us to make updates quickly.
We evaluate each student’s self-awareness, pro-activity, perseverance, goal setting, use of support systems, and emotional coping strategies on an on-going basis to determine readiness for transition.
Consider A Gift From Your Donor Advised Fund
Donor Advised Funds are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for charitable giving. Here are two ways to utilize them:
Recommend a Grant Now: If you have a Donor Advised Fund, you can create a grant recommendation from your fund using the link below. Simply start typing and select your fund provider name to begin the process.
Designate Remaining Funds After Your Lifetime: Should you wish to continue your support after your lifetime, you can name Hyde Park Day School (legally incorporated as the Leslie Shankman School Corporation) as a beneficiary of your account. Or you can designate that Hyde Park Day School receive a specified portion of the account value, leaving the remaining portion for your heirs. Check with your Financial Advisor to see if the tax benefits that come with a Donor Advised Fund may work for you.
Make a Gift Today
We cannot thank you enough for the immediate and powerful impact your generous gifts make to our school. Online donations are handled securely through a third-party credit card processor. Donate through Paypal today.
We’re Off to a Great Start!
The school year is off to a great start. Thanks to all the students and parents who are working within the new social distancing and health and safety parameters necessitated by COVID-19. Thanks also to our teachers who are finding new and creative ways to keep everyone focused on the learning at hand.
The Hyde Park Day School Administrative Team, in concert with the Board of Directors for the Leslie Shankman School Corporation, and the COVID-19 Response Team have developed a re-entry strategy that is broad in its scope, specific in its applications, and flexible in its deployment. Teaching and learning at HPDS is at its best when teachers, students, and clinical staff can work as closely as possible. The COVID-19 Response Team has incorporated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health, National Association of Independent Schools, Independent School Association of the Central States, and public health experts to address what we must do to provide in-person instruction.