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Five Words & Principles

Five Words & Principles

Hyde Leadership Charter School-Brooklyn believes that each of us is gifted with a unique potential that defines a destiny. A commitment to character development enables us to achieve personal excellence and find fulfillment in life. 

To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we strive for a school where the members of our community will be judged, not by their inherent talents or native abilities, but by the content of
their character. 

Our primary goal is the personal growth of Hyde's students, but our experience has taught us that all constituents – students, teachers, and parents – must strive for personal growth in order for Hyde's students to achieve it. As we narrow the gap between what we want to foster and how we foster it, we continue to believe that our successes are due more to an adherence to a belief
system than to a set curriculum. The cornerstones of that belief system are the 
Five Words and Five Principles.

HYDE’S FIVE WORDS

Courage
I learn the most about myself by facing challenges and taking risks.

Concern
I need a challenging and supportive community in which to develop my character.

Curiosity
I am responsible for my own learning.

Integrity
I am gifted with a unique potential and conscience is my guide to discovering it.

Leadership
I am a leader through asking the best of myself and the best of others.

HYDE’S FIVE PRINCIPLES

Destiny
Each of us is gifted with a unique potential.

Humility
We believe in a power and purpose beyond ourselves.

Conscience
We achieve our best through character and conscience.

Truth
Is our primary guide.

Brother’s Keeper
We help others achieve their best.