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.
Dream(s) for the Future
Key Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year
|August 23, 2021||First Day of School|
|November 24-26, 2021||Thanksgiving Break|
|December 20-31, 2021||Winter Break|
|January 3, 2022||First Day Back from Winter Break|
|March 28-April 1, 2022||Spring Break|
|June 3, 2022||Last Day of School|
Emotion of the Week!
A recent “Emotion of the Week” at the Chicago campus was: Joyful. This smiley word cloud created by Chicago princpal, Mr. Hammontree, shows what makes his students and staff feel joyful each day.
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.
Back to School!
We hope everyone enjoyed a happy and healthy summer. We look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, August 23rd.
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.