Hyde Park Day School opened in 2000 in a small converted auditorium on the campus of the University of Chicago. After quickly reaching a maximum enrollment of 40 students, we opened a second campus in Northfield, IL to expand the number of students that we could serve. Similar to the Chicago campus, our Northfield campus quickly grew to its maximum enrollment. Realizing that we were turning away many students, we embarked on a building campaign to replace our Chicago campus in 2011.
We heralded the opening of our new state-of-the-art facility in the Woodlawn neighborhood in the spring of 2014 to further our reach and impact on bright students with learning disabilities. Realizing our potential for growth and continued success, we completed a full strategic plan in January 2016, Vision 2020, which set our vision for the next five years. In addition to codifying the instructional practices at the school, we have also pledged to expand the number of students directly and indirectly served by our program as well to continue to provide the best quality education to our students. One way in which we were able to accomplish this was with the opening of our Lemont campus in 2018.
In 2022, we completed a new Strategic Plan which will help us further refine, enhance and expand our HPDS model.
Hyde Park Day School is accredited by the North Central Association and The Independent School Association of the Central States. It is also institutional member of the Lake Michigan Association of Independent School, the International Dyslexia Association, as well as a founding member of the Association of LD Schools (ALDS). Hyde Park Day School has also received Wilson® Accredited Partner status by Wilson Language Training® (WLT).