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

In February, The Hewitt School hosted an evening of learning with our longtime friend and partner Dr. Lisa Damour. Here are three lessons I’m taking away from Lisa's latest book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents, and how these lessons might inform our daily interactions with girls–at school and at home.

read more about Three Lessons from Dr. Lisa Damour
Tara Christie Kinsey

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. 

read more about Commencement Remarks to the Class of 2021: Forging Connection and Community in a Time of Human Suffering

Get to Know Dr. Kinsey

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