Mission and Philosophy

Mission

Hewitt empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction.

Philosophy

  • The Hewitt School recognizes and affirms the advantages of single sex education in the intellectual, social, and physical development of girls and young women.
  • We offer a rigorous curriculum, and we honor academic excellence and effort.
  • We value traditional educational goals, met through creative teaching and attention to each individual student.
  • We believe that a girl’s confidence in her abilities is critical to her development.
  • We teach each girl to formulate and express opinions and ideas with clarity and confidence.
  • We make innovative use of technology to support our program and enhance independent learning in and beyond the classroom.
  • We provide a strong athletic and physical education program, as well as rich and varied offerings in drama, music and visual art.
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive and caring community which fosters cooperation and respect for differences.
  • We believe that girls learn about themselves and the world through involvement in the community and therefore we are deeply committed to service to others.
  • We work in partnership with our parents in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and open communication.