We are delighted to announce that Thérèse Collins will be Hewitt’s next director of admissions and enrollment management, effective July 1, 2023. Thérèse brings to Hewitt over a decade of experience working in admissions and financial aid at day and boarding schools on the East and West Coasts.
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.
Dr. Paula CUELLO, HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
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?
- Humanities (Grades 5 and 6)
- English (Grades 7 and 8)
- History and Social Sciences (Grades 7 and 8)
- Educational Technology
- World Languages and Classics
Humanities (Grades 5 and 6)
English (Grades 7 and 8)
History and Social Sciences (Grades 7 and 8)
World Languages and Classics
One person can certainly make a difference. But what if over 250 members of the Hewitt community came together and cooperated with intensity, purpose, and love? Hewitt's Day of Service brought the community together in memorable support of our mission and to make an impact on our local and global communities.
It is our honor to announce that Shanniece Reid-Lewis ’10 will deliver The Hewitt School’s 2023 Commencement address. Ms. Reid-Lewis was selected by senior class leaders for many reasons, the foremost of which is her outstanding track record of support and advocacy for women and the way she models inclusivity both personally and professionally.
Each Hewitt senior developed a unique Extended Inquiry project addressing a significant real-world problem or question that has emerged in her classes. Watch video highlights showing how students synthesized their research, critical reading, and writing into engaging presentations for the Hewitt community.
Hewitt’s 2023 winter athletics season was an exciting and eventful season for the Hawks! Congratulations to these talented young athletes.
We are thrilled to announce that Alia Carponter-Walker will be Hewitt’s next director of equity and community life, effective July 1, 2023. Alia is excited to help further Hewitt’s mission by inspiring girls and young women to be proud of who they are and who they are becoming.
Hewitt teachers use research-backed strategies to bolster every girl’s capacity to overcome both systemic and individual barriers to leadership on her college campus, in her career, and in her life.
Through place-based learning experiences, students develop confidence and agency, break out of their normal routine, expand their perspectives, and gain hands-on understanding of how they can contribute to their local communities now.
Hewitt students are immersed in learning experiences that engage them in understanding the nature of systemic problems and in problem solving for relevant real-world challenges in New York City and globally.
Watch this video to learn more about how students in kindergarten through fourth grades tinker, explore, pursue their curiosities, and forge connections across various disciplines in the lower school Innovation Lab.