middle School


Exploration, Transformation, and Joy

Hewitt’s middle school invites girls to embrace early adolescence as a time of exploration, transformation, and joy. Our learning culture is rooted in empathy—the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes—and Hewitt girls cultivate this essential habit of mind as both an intellectual and emotional practice. Middle school girls learn to support each other during a time of significant individual change, and their teachers serve as coaches and mentors in resisting pressures to conform and developing a sense of purpose as they explore who they are as young people.





Hewitt’s middle school curriculum is designed to cultivate student curiosity and interdisciplinary thinking while also ensuring that girls continue to build a foundation of core content and skills across subject areas. To that end, each grade level has an essential question that is explored in their advisory program, in their courses, and in deep dive “mini-courses” throughout the year. An essential question is broad and open-ended so that students may explore a variety of possible answers while applying their learning to the world around them, past, present, and future. A great essential question naturally leads to other questions and wonders, so that students learn how to think critically and creatively about themselves, their communities, and their world.

Grade 5 Essential Question: What is Civilization?
Grade 6 Essential Question: What is Citizenship?
Grade 7 Essential Question: What is a Game-Changer?
Grade 8 Essential Question: What is an Ethical Leader?

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This fall, a cross-constituency committee is leading a search for Hewitt’s next director of equity and community life. We have also retained two nationally-renowned diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders, Martha Haakmat and Jason Craige Harris, to work as consultants to Hewitt for the 2022-2023 school year.

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The graduating Class of 2022 will make change, I’m sure of it. And I’m already proud of us for using our voices, passion, and optimism in the service of our home at Hewitt and our homes beyond this one. As we move on to the next steps of our lives, please keep that love, that faith, that agency, that courage, that kindness. 

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