At Hewitt, we appreciate that the middle school years are an important time of transition. Girls navigate the complexities of these years with enthusiasm, courage, and optimism. By design, the middle school program provides a thoughtful, vigorous curriculum that balances academic, social and emotional growth. An interconnected curriculum encourages students to make connections across the subject areas, to the world around them, and to their own lives and experiences as they explore new topics. The program centers around an understanding and appreciation of the emerging adolescent in recognition of middle school years as a time of significant cognitive and emotional development. Each girl develops study skills, strategies for time management, and an awareness of her own organizational systems – critical components of realizing her potential.
The connected community focuses on team work, character and community building through strong advisory and community service programs. In addition, our laptop program provides tools for inquiry both inside and outside of the classroom. A hallmark of the middle school is learning to lead through an ethical framework. Girls understand and embrace the core values of integrity, kindness, courage, respect, responsibility and scholarship. Through age-appropriate opportunities starting in fourth grade, girls are empowered and embrace the many facets of leadership. Eighth graders are given significant responsibilities such as becoming student council members, peer tutors, or lower school buddies, and through service learning in the greater community.
After-School Quiet Study
Middle School offers an optional after-school quiet study program that is supervised by teachers and available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:15 – 4:00 pm. This period is designed for students to meet with their teachers for enrichment, extra help, or to get a head start on their homework. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this enrichment period as needed.