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Lower School

 

Dynamic, Girl-Focused, and Student-Driven

At Hewitt, we understand that teaching is both an art and a science. Great teaching defines what we do in lower school. Our teachers not only think carefully about what we should teach our girls, but they also feel strongly about how we teach our girls. Our faculty members provide each student with a rich learning experience that is dynamic, girl-focused, and student-driven. This does not just benefit our students—it also attracts inquisitive and passionate teachers. While our warm, familial atmosphere endures decade after decade, our curriculum is constantly evolving.

Mary Anne Sacco, Interim Head of Lower School

 

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Hewitt News
A kindergartener practices drawing one of the characters in her story

Though most kindergarteners arrive at school in September eager to tell their own stories, the idea of actually writing an entire story can be daunting. Hewitt's kindergarten teachers use research-based methods to break down the writing process in a developmentally appropriate way, inspiring their young students to become curious, confident, independent, and successful storytellers.

read more about Kindergarteners Develop into Writers and Storytellers
Lower school art teacher Robin Lentz filmed her own hands for this doodling tutorial

To ensure that her students can make and create while they are away from the art room, lower school art teacher Robin Lentz developed a collection of activities and how-to videos that require nothing more than something to draw with and a piece of paper. In this video, Ms. Lentz models for students how the art of doodling is a mindful experience that helps us stay focused and present in the face of distraction.

read more about The Art of Doodling
A grid of stills from the At Hewitt video shows students and teachers singing our school song

As Hewitt students and teachers returned from spring break and began developing new remote learning routines, music teacher Kirsten Lindberg saw an opportunity to bring our community together with a unique rendition of our school song. Ms. Lindberg gathered clips of students and faculty singing “At Hewitt” to make this beautiful tribute to the strength and power of our school community. 

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