For which grades can I apply?
This year Hewitt will be accepting online applications for kindergarten, third grade, sixth grade and ninth grade. Click the following to go to checklists: Lower School checklist, Middle School checklist, Upper School checklist. 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 admissions process?
You can apply directly online beginning September 4, 2012. Click the following to go to checklists: Lower School checklist, Middle School checklist, Upper School checklist. Our admissions checklist will assist you with each step of the process.
How much time can I expect to spend on the application process at Hewitt?
- 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 a “Conversation with the Head,” at which you will hear from our Head of School as well as a panel of faculty and students.
- All Middle School and Upper School 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 2012-2013 school year grades K-12 is $39,400. 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. 17% of our families are receiving financial aid.
Do you have an Open House?
Yes. There is an Open House for families applying to middle and upper school for the 2013-2014 school year on October 18th at 5pm. If you are applying your daughter for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year and would like to see the school before you apply, please call the lower school 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 the same percentage off of the cost of after-school programs as they receive off of tuition.
Do you teach foreign language?
Yes. Both French and Spanish are introduced beginning in kindergarten. Latin is required of all 8th graders in addition to either French or Spanish. Approximately, 50% of our high school students continue to take two languages.
How do I get to Hewitt?
Hewitt’s Lower School is located at 3 East 76th 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.
Are there any other questions that were not answered for you? Please email Lisa Chu at