Hyde Park School was designed by architect Samuel Hannaford, one of Cincinnati’s most famous architects and is noted for its twin turrets and magnificent gabled red tile roof. The three story building was constructed and dedicated in 1902. With the continued development of more and more homes in Hyde Park additional space was needed in the school. In 1927, a two story brick addition with a gym to the rear was constructed and connected to the original building.
Hyde Park Elementary School was closed in 2005 due to a decline in the student population. The building was used as a temporary location for Kilgour and Mt. Washington schools while their buildings were being renovated.
In August 2012 Hyde Park School proudly reopened its doors to meet the diverse needs of all students through three learning communities: the Cincinnati Gifted Academy – a gifted learning community serving students throughout the District in grades 3-6, a neighborhood school – a traditional learning community serving students from Hyde Park, Oakley, and Evanston, and a preschool.
After the 2014-15 school year the preschool was moved to accommodate the growing number of students in the neighborhood school.