Athletics play an essential role in the Hewitt experience. In the fourth and fifth grades, students participate in intramural sports clubs, also open to sixth graders, where they sharpen fundamental skills and grow accustomed to the commitment involved in being part of a team.
Starting in grade five, students compete inter-scholastically in cross-country, basketball, and track and field. Beginning in grade seven the students can also compete in volleyball and soccer. The upper school fields eight varsity and two junior varsity teams which compete in the Athletic Association of Independent Schools. The teams are badminton, basketball, crew, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Hewitt is the only girls’ school in New York City that offers crew. Beginning this year Hewitt will also offer a developmental squash team. Under the leadership of two coaches the team will participate in several scrimmages during the winter season.
Dedication and commitment to excellence have led to Hewitt’s success in recent invitational tournaments in basketball, tennis, and track and field.
Winter 2012-2013 Sports
The Hewitt Hawks are off to an impressive start to the 2012-2013 winter season. The Varsity Basketball Team advanced to the finals of the Spence Tip-Off Classic Tournament and came home with a second place trophy. The team will be competing this February in the AAIS Play-Offs as will the Junior Varsity Basketball Team. The Seventh/Eighth Grade Team has a full schedule of interleague games and the Fifth/Sixth Grade Basketball Team, which boasts 29 players, will have its season opener in January.
This winter, for the first time, squash opens its season as a varsity team. The ten member squad also will compete this winter in the AAIS Play-Offs.
Some 20 fall and spring athletes are participating in our Winter Conditioning Program, which was so popular last year that we are offering it again this year.
Good luck to all our scholar-athletes.