When students teach their peers they take ownership of their knowledge and sharing new skills ceases to be a top-down exercise that must be led by the adult in the room. In these moments, the student sharing her wisdom deepens her own understanding and gains confidence in herself, while the student being taught gets the chance to hear a peer explain a new skill or concept, demystifying it and making it instantly more accessible.
This fall, the Anti-Racism Task Force met with members of the Hewitt community to address institutionalized racism both in the world and at Hewitt. Their work culminated in a set of recommendations that the Hewitt Board of Trustees has unanimously approved. We look forward to working with the entire community as we begin to implement the Task Force's recommendations and continue our work to make Hewitt an actively anti-racist institution.
I came to Hewitt in the ninth grade, and I don’t think my middle school self would recognize the present-day me. As I begin eleventh grade, I see firsthand how Hewitt's uplifting community and supportive environment have helped me recognize my greatest assets and challenged me to step out of my comfort zone.
In seventh grade science, students immerse themselves in two valuable systems of inquiry with real-world applications: the scientific method and the engineering design process. Through hands-on and self-directed work — time spent solving, testing, building, and creating — students develop a strong grasp of how scientific inquiry and experimentation can inform and improve engineering.