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

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
Tara Christie Kinsey

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.

read more about Equality Includes Everyone or No One: Why We Must Stick Together Through Divisive Times
Tara Christie Kinsey

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.

read more about May Kindness Forever Be Our Legacy

Get to Know Dr. Kinsey

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