Head of School

Welcome to The Hewitt School

Hewitt’s motto--“By Faith and Courage”--is evident in everything we do. Where most high-achieving girls are socialized to be perfect and play it safe, Hewitt girls learn to have faith in themselves and have the courage to take risks and bounce back from failures. Where most high-achieving girls are asked to focus exclusively on curating the perfect resume, the Hewitt girl is hard at work on her inner resume as she achieves academically. I invite you to see what makes Hewitt such a distinctive place for girls and young women to learn and grow into a world of expanding opportunity, and how Hewitt is empowering the next generation of women leaders, one at a time--from the inside out.

Dr. Tara Christie Kinsey, Head of School and Parent, Class of 2027

Writings and Reflections by Dr. Kinsey

Tara Christie Kinsey, Suzanne Baillie, and Juan Sabater

Hewitt will develop an Anti-Racism Action Plan to be presented to the Board of Trustees in November 2020. The plan will be developed by an Anti-Racism Task Force that will be charged with working in collaboration with the new Equity and Community Life Committee of the Board to evaluate and recommend schoolwide protocols, policies, systems, and infrastructure to ensure that Hewitt becomes an actively anti-racist school.

read more about A Call to Action: Anti-Racism at Hewitt
Tara Christie Kinsey

We are so proud of our seniors for how hard they have worked, how much they have achieved, and how prepared they are to effect positive change on their college campuses, in the workforce, and in society. Please join us in congratulating the members of the Class of 2020 not only for all they have accomplished, but also for the promise they hold in shaping our world for the better.

read more about Celebrating the College Choices of the Class of 2020
Tara Christie Kinsey

In September 2020, Hewitt will mark its 100th anniversary of educating girls and young women. Our centennial vision for Hewitt redefines our work through a new mission: To inspire girls and young women to become game changers and ethical leaders who forge an equitable, sustainable, and joyous future.

read more about A Centennial Vision for Hewitt
Tara Christie Kinsey

To be “on fire” is to be achieving something extraordinary and important and to feel unstoppable in the process. At Hewitt, we are on a shared journey to give every girl opportunities to develop genuine excitement about something that will inspire her to perform at the very height of her abilities, to fan each girl’s inner sparks of possibility into full-blown flames of achievement.

read more about This Girl is on Fire

Get to Know Dr. Kinsey

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Recommended Reading List From Dr. Kinsey