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.

 

LAUNA SCHWEIZER, HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Learn more about life in Hewitt's middle school by reading In the Middle, a blog by Head of Middle School Launa Schweizer.

 

Might your daughter find her purpose in Hewitt's middle school? Contact our Admissions team.

 

 

Middle School Curriculum Overviews

Inclusivity
The Hewitt community embraces and celebrates difference.
Hewitt News
A student looks back as she leads cast members in a dance rehearsal

Participating in performing arts at Hewitt has given me the chance to develop new skills and make countless memories. Performing on stage has helped build my confidence, stage management has refined my organizational abilities, and being dance captain has given me the chance to be a leader and use my dance training in a new way.

read more about Pursuing My Passion for Theater: On Stage and Behind the Scenes with Hewitt Performing Arts
Former Head of School Linda Gibbs stands in front of a bookshelf and couch holding up an "I am a Hewitt Girl" t shirt

The Hewitt School mourns with deep sadness the passing of Linda MacMurray Gibbs, who served as Hewitt’s sixth head of school from 2000 to 2010. Linda believed wholeheartedly in the power of education, and her visionary leadership of independent schools made a lasting impact on the many faculty, administrators, and staff she mentored and the countless students she taught.

read more about In Memory of Former Head of School Linda MacMurray Gibbs
Our Centennial Vision: Forging Hewitt's Future - Redesigning Learning: Delivering Effective Feedback

Effective feedback creates space for students to practice and explore different solutions and strategies so that they can transfer what they have learned to new contexts. At Hewitt, we are implementing research-based strategies for delivering frequent, specific, and actionable feedback that teaches our students the habits of mind necessary to respond to feedback with readiness and purpose.

read more about Redesigning Learning: Delivering Effective Feedback
Anne M., Class of 2021 smiles at the camera wearing a UCLA sweatshirt and surrounded by Hewitt flags and banners

In December 2020, the Hewitt community came together for a socially-distanced signing day celebration in honor of Anne M., Class of 2021. A Hewitt athlete who played basketball and soccer and rowed crew, Anne will continue her sports career next year as a Division I rowing recruit for UCLA. We spoke with Anne about her journey as an athlete, the importance of teamwork, and how her time as a Hewitt Hawk has prepared her for the future. 

read more about Hewitt Senior to Attend UCLA as a Division I Rowing Recruit 
Middle School Students Champion Environmental and Social Justice at Hewitt and Beyond

At Hewitt, we know that formative learning experiences take place when students are given spaces to address issues that are personally meaningful to them. Through student-led civic engagement, members of the Middle School Sustainability and Social Justice Committee are honing their abilities to think critically, speak confidently, and tackle real-world, transdisciplinary problems.

read more about Middle School Students Champion Environmental and Social Justice at Hewitt and Beyond