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Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend Hewitt?

There are 534 girls in grades kindergarten through 12th.

What is the student to faculty ratio?

7:1 student to faculty ratio

How diverse is the student population at Hewitt?

Each year we welcome families of different races, religions, and ethnicities. We attract many international families and a broad range of family structures are represented. We strive to create a diverse community in which our girls will learn to appreciate and value different perspectives and be prepared to thrive in an increasingly inter-connected world.

From how far do the students travel each day to attend Hewitt?

Our students live in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

For which grades can I apply?

Hewitt will be accepting online applications for kindergarten, 6th, 8th and 9th grade for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are interested in applying for any other grades, please call our admissions office directly at 212-994-2597. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

How do I begin the application process?

You can apply directly online. Click the following checklists which will assist you with each step of the process:

Checklist for Grades Kindergarten through Third
Checklist for Grades Fourth through Fifth
Checklist for Grades Sixth through Eighth
Checklist for Grades Ninth through Twelfth

How much time can I expect to spend on the application process at Hewitt?

Kindergarten applicants:

The parents/guardians of kindergarten applicants are required to come for a 1 ½ hour tour and interview. All kindergarten applicants are required to attend a 1 hour playdate in a small group setting. Anyone can drop off and pick up the girls from these playdates. The parents/guardians of applicants are also required to join a larger group for “Choosing Hewitt,” at which you will hear from our Head of School as well as a panel of faculty and students.

4th grade through 11th grade Applicants:

All 4th through 11th grade applicants are required to come for an interview and tour with their families. This appointment lasts roughly 2 hours and includes a tour, short visit in the classroom, and a meeting with the Admissions Director and Division Head.

What is Hewitt’s tuition?

The tuition for the 2013-2014 school year grades K-12 is $40,900. The tuition includes books, trips within the school day, breakfast and lunch.

Does Hewitt offer Financial Aid?

Yes. We make every effort to meet the financial needs of qualified applicants. Please visit our financial aid checklist for more information. 21% of our families receive financial aid.

Do you have an Open House?

Yes. Open House for families applying to grades 4-7 for the 2014-2015 school year will take place on October 16th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Open House for families applying to grades 8-11 for the 2014-2015 school year will take place on November 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Do you offer Spring Tours for families before they apply for Kindergarten?

Yes. Registration for Spring Tours will be available on the Hewitt website beginning March 2014. For further information please call the admissions office directly at 212-994-2597.

How old must my daughter be to apply to Kindergarten?

All applicants to kindergarten must turn 5 years old by September 1st of the fall they are entering kindergarten.

Is there an after school program?

Yes. Hewitt’s extensive after-school program includes a diverse selection of classes and activities. The program operates Monday through Friday, 3:15 until 6pm, and all-day on parent conference days. After school classes and care are an additional cost. Families receiving financial aid receive up to 75% off of the cost of after-school programs.

Which languages are offered at Hewitt?

Both French and Spanish are introduced in Kindergarten. In 4th grade students choose to continue with French or Spanish. Latin is required of all 8th graders in addition to French or Spanish. Approximately 50% of Hewitt’s high school students take two languages.

How many varsity sports teams are there?

Hewitt offers 9 varsity sports including: crew, basketball, cross-country, squash, badminton, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Students can begin competing on sports teams in the 5th grade.

Are there internship opportunities for the students?

82% of the class of 2013 explored at least one career opportunity through a paying job and/or internship prior to senior year.

Does Hewitt offer AP courses?

Hewitt offers a wide range of AP courses including English Literature, Calculus AB, Biology, Human Geography, Art History, French and Spanish Language and Culture.

What are some examples of STE2M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Environmental Sustainability and Math) opportunities that will be available to my daughter?

All of our lower school students participate in STE2M week. Beginning in second grade all of our girls visit Black Rock Forest at least once a year to conduct experiments or contribute to experiments that the scientists there are leading. We offer Robotics classes in our afterschool program and during the school day beginning in 7th grade. Our girls attend the Maker Faire at NY Hall of Science and participate in the ACE Internship at Robert A. M Stern Architecture Firm. This is a small sampling of the STE2M opportunities that are available to our students.

How many of the faculty have advanced degrees?

89% of our faculty have advanced degrees.

Where do Hewitt graduates attend college?

Click the following link to view the recent college acceptances of our students and where they have matriculated.

How do I get to Hewitt?

Hewitt’s Lower School is located at 3 East 76 Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue. Our Middle and Upper School building is located at 45 East 75th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue. You can take the number 6 train to 77th Street.

Is there a bus service?

We use a Board of Education bus that is free of charge for families that live within 5 miles of the school. This is not a door to door service. It is used primarily by families that live on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side and is used by students beginning in kindergarten.