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Arts

Enhancing and Enriching the Entire Curriculum

At Hewitt, the arts enhance and enrich the entire curriculum. Arts education at Hewitt affords girls the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world by taking creative risks, thinking independently, working collaboratively, and exploring visual and performative art from around the world. Through an array of artistic experiences — classes, rehearsals, dramatic productions, concerts and exhibitions — Hewitt girls have opportunities to explore and nurture their own creative abilities, and to analyze, challenge, and connect.

Hewitt’s enviable proximity to New York’s great cultural institutions enables students to experience and learn from the city’s abundant artistic resources. Whether visiting world-famous art institutions, gathering at local galleries, or observing public works hidden in plain sight, Hewitt students interact with art in a meaningful and intentional way that connects back to their own artistic creation.

In addition to annual concerts and exhibitions organized by division, students also have the opportunity to submit works to a student-juried K-12 exhibition, Hewitt’s arts and literary magazines, and national competitions sponsored by Scholastic and Photographer's Forum. Outside of Hewitt, our musical ensembles perform at the NJSMA (New Jersey School Music Association) Elementary Choral Celebration at Drew University, the Riverside Handbell Festival, and the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Instrument Festival.

Performing Arts Offerings

  • Choir
  • Strings
  • Handbells
  • Dance and Kinesthetic Movement
  • Middle and Upper School Musical
  • Middle School Drama Production
  • Upper School Drama Production
The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

All the World's a Stage

All the World's a Stage

Handbell choir
Handbell choir
Dance repertory

Dance repertory

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Middle school winter concert

Middle school winter concert

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Third graders work closely with teachers from Alvin Ailey Arts in Education to develop a spring performance

Third graders work closely with teachers from Alvin Ailey Arts in Education to develop a spring performance

The Wolves

Middle school strings

Middle school strings

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie
Fifth graders perform Formations, a theater and art piece for which they also design props and costumes

Fifth graders perform Formations, a theater and art piece for which they also design props and costumes

Visual Arts Offerings

  • Studio Art
  • Ceramics
  • Scenic Design
  • 3D Art and Design
  • Art and Coding
  • Digital Photography
  • Animation
Studio Art

Studio Art

Spring art show

Spring art show

Making collages

Making collages

Ceramics

Ceramics

Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Design and Making

Design and Making

Paper mosaics inspired by Vik Muniz
Paper mosaics inspired by Vik Muniz
Studio Art

Studio Art

Brush painting
Brush painting

Scope and Sequence