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

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 Uncovering the Hidden World of Engineering 

In Hewitt’s Programming and Robotics course, students learn how to create computer animations, design for digital fabrication, and program electronic circuitry, all with code. Because this introductory course focuses on hands-on projects that are grounded in real-world contexts, students start learning by doing at their very first class meeting, quickly making connections between the projects they are working on in class and the systems and electronics they use on a daily basis.

read more about Uncovering the Hidden World of Engineering 
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