It turns out that the single biggest predictor of your future health, happiness, and success in life is the quality of your closest relationships. When we have people around us that we can really count on, our lives become infinitely more joyous and fulfilling.
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
Now is the time once more to delight in seeing how very capable we are of making great progress toward goals that matter. And now is the time to have more fun, because there is almost nothing so rewarding as when we see that we are growing in the right direction.
Never before have I seen a senior class at Hewitt take such ownership over the kind of experience they wanted to have in the classroom, outside of the classroom, and even here, on this very day of their graduation from Hewitt.
On the two year anniversary of the onset of the pandemic, I am reminded of the transformative power of human kindness to forge a brighter future. For it is kindness—genuine, loving, human kindness—that opens up the dark and brings back the light.
As we head back to school, let us remember that “back to normal” is not the goal. Doing school even better than we did before, so that our students are even more prepared for ethical leadership in a changed and rapidly changing world—that is the goal.
The Class of 2021 chose Amy Walter as their Commencement speaker because she is the embodiment of Hewitt’s mission. A journalist and political analyst, Amy is a game changer and ethical leader and we celebrate her integrity, her strong voice, and her important work to strengthen our democracy.
I write today about the persistence of suffering, violence, and hate in our city, our country, and our world. No one should ever be the target of violence or hate because of who they are. At Hewitt, we are guided by our mission, values, and diversity and inclusivity statement as we unequivocally condemn all forms of hate, bigotry, and violence.
Feeling genuine kindness for strangers who have different identities, life experiences, or interests from us gives living in New York City an incomparable charge. Though much about New York City can, should, and will change because of the pandemic, the heart and soul of this city will come back, with a force as indefatigable as loving kindness to strangers.