MHMS Waiting List:  For each grade there is a formal waiting list that is kept in the school office. Students are listed by number, as they were drawn in the public drawing - both non-siblings and siblings. Siblings are designated with a star.

Kindergarten:  Siblings who meet selection criteria for entrance to Merrol Hyde are automatically admitted to the Kindergarten class. The rest of the spots will be filled through a public drawing of non-sibling applicants.

Twins/Multiples (born on the same date):  If a twin/multiple is drawn in the public drawing, his or her twin/multiple sibling(s) automatically receive the next spot(s) if he or she has met selection criteria.

Replacing students who have left MHMS:  The student who is listed as number one on the waiting list is the first student called to fill the vacant spot.  If that student does not accept, the first sibling on the list is then called. If for some reason the sibling declines the spot, the student holding the number two spot is called and the above method is followed until a student accepts the spot.

4th and 7th grade (Ten additional spots are opened at these grade levels, due to BEP class size increases):  We follow the same method as above. Even with this method, the students who hold the first 10 spots are guaranteed a call and a spot at MHMS if they are interested.

MHMS Employees:  Students who have a parent that is a full time employee at MHMS are considered a sibling and marked on the waiting list accordingly.

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.