About Hewitt

"It is the touch of life upon life that matters most in a school"

These words of our founder, Caroline D. Hewitt, are a befitting introduction to The Hewitt School. Present at our school’s founding in 1920, Hewitt’s commitment to deep humanity and mutual respect remains undiminished today. At Hewitt, we believe that the key to a meaningful life is meaningful relationships with people and ideas over time. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what makes Hewitt such a distinctive place for girls and young women to learn and grow into a world of expanding opportunity.

Head of School
Dr. Tara Christie Kinsey is a passionate advocate for girls' education.
Why Hewitt
Learn more about what makes Hewitt a unique place for girls and young women.
Faculty
Hewitt faculty members are trained experts committed to implementing research on girls’ at each stage of development.



Campus
Explore Hewitt's classrooms, labs, studios, gyms, and theater.

Fast Facts

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20%

Students receiving financial aid
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525

K-12 enrollment
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88%

Faculty with advanced degrees
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6:1

Faculty - student ratio
Empathy in the Everyday: Ninth Graders Practice the Art of Active Listening 

This spring, faculty advisors focused the ninth grade advisory program on empathy skill-building and trained in council, a method of story sharing developed by the Ojai Foundation. Council provides a space where students can voice their opinions and share their stories, knowing they will be heard by their peers without comment or judgment. 

Empathy in the Everyday: First Graders Learn About Accessibility

Earlier this year, first graders noticed the chairlift at the front entrance to McKelvey Hall. When it came time for students to begin their study of Central Park, Ms. Hashim seized the opportunity to change the traditional curriculum, harnessing her students’ interest by learning about Central Park through the eyes of the elderly or disabled. 

The Third Grade Wax Museum: Bringing Artists, Scientists, and Changemakers to Life

This March, visitors to Hewitt’s third grade classrooms found themselves rubbing elbows with a myriad of famous and vibrant women from every era of history. Guests expecting an ordinary wax museum full of motionless figures were in for a treat as the third graders, dressed as historical figures, came to life to share their stories.

The Future is Bright for Hewitt Robotics

Whether building a robot from scratch or working alongside a teammate to troubleshoot a pesky programming glitch, students in Hewitt’s middle school robotics program are design-thinkers and problem-solvers who learn from their successes and challenges. 

Learning the Art of Technology Repair with Restart @ Hewitt

Estefania Suquilanda, Hewitt’s lower school tech support specialist, has always had a passion for repairing gadgets. “My goal is to pass on the repair bug to Hewitt students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Whether dealing with a cracked phone screen or an argument with a best friend, knowing how to repair things is an important skill to have.”

Kindergarteners Explore The Hewitt Community 

Hewitt kindergarteners approach their role as Hewitt's newest community members with fresh eyes, deep curiosity, and lots of enthusiasm. Throughout their first year of school, kindergarteners focus on identity explorations, learning about their larger school community and their own role in that community. 

Spreading Sustainability at Hewitt 

Hewitt’s commitment to sustainability spans divisions and disciplines. Between clubs, courses, and community service, faculty members are developing a variety of ways for students, teachers, and families to get involved with efforts to spread awareness and education about the environment. 

Meet our Faculty