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.


Our Mission

The Hewitt School inspires girls and young women to become game changers and ethical leaders who forge an equitable, sustainable, and joyous future.

Vision Commitments
1. Redesign learning

Redesign learning around transdisciplinary real-world challenges to build students’ leadership capacity and sense of purpose.

2. Reimagine location

Reimagine where school happens to take full advantage of immersive, collaborative, and hands-on learning in New York City.

3. Redefine leadership

Redefine women’s leadership by convening student, academic, and industry leaders to challenge, transcend, and transform conventional assumptions about gender, power, and leadership in our society.

Our Strategic Vision in Action

Explore the news articles below to learn more about how our students and teachers are bringing Hewitt's strategic vision to life through real-world learning and leadership!



International Coalition of Girls' Schools Founding Member

The Hewitt School is proud to be a founding member of the International Coalition of Girls' Schools (ICGS). ICGS is the leading advocate for girls’ schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and mission-aligned entities dedicated to educating and empowering girls.