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The Woodstock Academy Anticipates Closing on Hyde Campus Purchase
WOODSTOCK, CT ( May 19, 2017) –   
The Woodstock Academy excitedly anticipates the June 15 closing date on the purchase of Hyde School’s Woodstock campus. The Academy administration have been preparing for months for a smooth acquisition and transition of Hyde School’s facilities to become The Woodstock Academy’s South Campus.
On the evening of June 21, with the many end-of-school activities over, The Woodstock Academy will host an Open House on the newly purchased campus from 6 - 8 PM. Also on June 21 will be a Move-Up Night for incoming freshmen and transfer students and their parents from 5:30 - 6 PM, as well as the Fall Athletic Information Night for fall athletes and parents from 6 ­- 6:30 PM. “On the twenty-first we are welcoming anyone who is curious to come and check out South Campus” said Head of School Christopher Sandford.
“Purchasing Hyde School’s Woodstock campus is one of the most significant expansion opportunities in The Woodstock Academy’s history,” said Sandford “and we are excited to see our months of planning come to fruition as we open up the campus.”
The facilities on Hyde School’s campus fulfill many of The Academy’s needs, including additional classrooms, new learning and performance spaces for visual and performing arts, a larger auditorium, additional athletic facilities, student housing, a second cafeteria, a health center, and room for expansion. “To have so many facility needs fulfilled in one purchase is incredible,” said Associate Head of School Holly Singleton, adding, “it would have taken us years to build these facilities.”
“We are very excited about what these facilities mean for The Academy, but also for the community as it provides opportunities to build more partnerships” said Sandford.
During Homecoming Weekend, on Saturday, September 30, The Academy will officially celebrate the purchase with a South Campus Grand Opening Ceremony.
The Woodstock Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory high school for grades 9–12, located in Woodstock, CT. The mission of The Woodstock Academy is to prepare all students for a lifetime of learning by providing academic rigor, a safe environment, and a diversity of educational experiences which will foster a sense of respect for self and others, and will encourage active investment in family, school, community, and the world.