Home is about those around you, those with you, and those for you. Home speaks to who you are, and who you will be when faced with the noise of the outside world. At Hewitt, when you are immersed in and grounded by home, you understand the person you truly are. Here, you can reach your potential.
"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.
The graduating Class of 2022 will make change, I’m sure of it. And I’m already proud of us for using our voices, passion, and optimism in the service of our home at Hewitt and our homes beyond this one. As we move on to the next steps of our lives, please keep that love, that faith, that agency, that courage, that kindness.
During their minimester, seventh graders were guided by the central question, “Whose voices are heard; whose voices are not?” As they conducted field research, historical investigations, and interviews, students reflected on how different voices have been amplified or quieted throughout history.
First grade engineers conducted field research in Central Park to understand how to make playgrounds more accessible to people with different physical abilities. They then used what they had learned to design scaled versions of inclusive playground equipment such as slides, swings, and monkey bars.
As they wrestled with the real-world question, “What can Hewitt students do to promote a sustainable and accessible transportation system in New York City?” sixth graders engaged with local experts to better understand the challenges and benefits of creating resilient and inclusive transportation systems.
Congratulations to the Hewitt Hawks on a fantastic spring season! Our varsity badminton, crew, and outdoor track and field teams were excited to return to competitive play and all three teams demonstrated the kind of growth and perseverance that exemplifies the Hawks’ fighting spirit.
In this video interview, three sophomores describe their award-winning Early Entrepreneurs program and reflect on the inspiration behind their idea, the process of launching their program, and the sense of accomplishment they feel from making an impact on their school community.
This spring, our middle school performers brought a wonderful production of Seussical Jr. to the Hewitt stage. Congratulations to the incredible actors, musicians, and crew members on this musical celebration of community, loyalty, friendship, imagination, and diversity!
It is our honor to announce that Claudia Chan ’93 will deliver The Hewitt School’s 2022 Commencement address. Ms. Chan is a recognized author, professional mentor, leadership expert, entrepreneur, and mother dedicated to activating individuals and organizations to create more equitable and thriving workplaces, communities, and families.
In this video, Hewitt alumnae speak about building and running their own businesses, reflect on how Hewitt inspired them to pursue their ambitions, and share valuable advice for current Hewitt upper school students about how to succeed as entrepreneurs.