family Education

Signature Programming for Hewitt Families


From morning coffee talks to evening lectures, Hewitt parents and guardians have opportunities throughout the year to learn with and from Hewitt faculty and administrators—as well as a vast network of thought leaders, authors, and education experts. With numerous opportunities to learn about the various developmental stages of girls and young women, Hewitt families engage meaningfully in the Hewitt teaching and learning community.


Family Education at Hewitt Takes Many Forms

  • Families have access to experts including Hewitt Visiting Research Scholar Dr. Lisa Damour.
  • Book clubs and talks afford families, faculty, and staff the opportunity to discuss texts, ideas, and themes in a congenial manner.
  • Workshops and lectures focus on raising healthy girls and highlight cultivating purpose; diversity, equity, and inclusivity; digital citizenship; healthy peer relationships; and managing stress and anxiety.

Recent Workshops for Parents and Guardians Have Included

  • The State of Standardized Testing with Adam Ingersoll, a nationally-known leading expert on college admission testing
  • Fast Friending: An Evening of Connection; Storytelling for Empathy and Belonging; and Raising Compassionate Children with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Consultant Jason Craige Harris
  • Protecting the Emotional and Mental Health of Young People with The Jed Foundation
  • Helping Students Thrive in a Digital World with Social Awakening’s Max Stossel
  • Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents with Dr. Lisa Damour
  • Strengthening Healthy Resistance and Courage in Girls with Dr. Carol Gilligan 
  • Navigating Conversations Around Self-Esteem and Body Image with the National Alliance for Eating Disorders
  • Book Talk with Author Jordan Shapiro: The New Childhood—Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World 
  • Book Talk with Author Ron Lieber: The Opposite of Spoiled and The Price You Pay for College