At Hewitt, we believe deeply in the power of emotional intelligence as the foundation of a relational education. Research shows us that emotional intelligence benefits our students not only in academic settings, but also in the personal and professional relationships they will develop throughout their lives.
To learn about the animals that inhabit our oceans, second graders engaged in an interdisciplinary and multisensory project that invited them to explore marine life as readers, writers, artists, researchers, and public speakers. By directing their own learning at every stage of the project, these young scientists became deeply invested in work that was meaningful to them while developing confidence in their abilities to think critically and independently.
Since 2017, our students have traveled throughout Costa Rica, Canada, Spain, England, and France, where a special school partnership has recently developed between Hewitt and école de la Légion d’Honneur, a girls’ boarding school in Saint-Denis. Through an ongoing exchange program, students from both schools have opportunities to share their classrooms, homes, cities, and perspectives with one another.
Hewitt’s summer grant program supports faculty experiences that align with the school’s four academic pillars - presence, empathy, research, and purpose. Read on to learn how this year’s summer grant recipients engaged in mindful interactions, expanded their perspectives, fostered their own growth mindset, and affirmed their purpose as educators and as individuals.