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.
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
No matter who we are, each and every one of us has had to cultivate a beginner’s mind to thrive during this pandemic. As we begin our fifth week of Remote Learning @ Hewitt, I wanted to share 10 things I have learned this spring.
As we prepare to launch Remote Learning @ Hewitt, I write to share why I believe that our community’s core strengths will serve us well in the weeks ahead. Together, we will discover that learning at Hewitt is not dependent on a schoolhouse made of bricks and mortar.
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.
When we widen our circle of concern, our hearts and minds expand, and we become more connected to one another, to ever-widening communities, and to the common good. On Thanksgiving, it is important to remember the ways in which we are, truly, all in this together when we widen our circle of concern.
Distinguished educational scholar Dr. Richard Weissbourd believes that a truly transformative education inspires students to develop an expansive sense of possibility about college, career, and a life of meaning and purpose.
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.
I am pleased to introduce this morning’s Commencement speaker, for she is not only a former colleague of mine but also a dear friend. She is passionate. She is intense. She is a warm demander. She always seems to know what to say and when to say it. She is joyous. She is on the move. She is a force of nature. She is a leader. She is Courtney Banghart.