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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Hewitt News
Balancing Ethical Engagement and Meaningful Achievement: Hewitt Parents Reflect on an Evening with Dr. Richard Weissbourd 

The Hewitt School hosted Dr. Richard Weissbourd, faculty director of the Making Caring Common project (MCC) of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for a conversation about moral parenting, building a practice of caring, and helping young people make healthy decisions about college.

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2019 Faculty Summer Grant Program

Hewitt’s summer grant program supports faculty experiences that align with the school’s four academic pillars - presence, empathy, research, and purpose. Read on to learn how this year’s summer grant recipients engaged in mindful interactions, expanded their perspectives, fostered their own growth mindset, and affirmed their purpose as educators and as individuals.

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Former Head of School Dr. Mary Jane Yurchak

The Hewitt School community was saddened by the loss of Former Head of School Dr. Mary Jane Yurchak. As Hewitt’s fifth head of school, Dr. Yurchak led the School from 1990-1999, and is remembered as a devoted and accomplished educator who guided Hewitt through an important decade of pedagogical advances and technological change.

read more about An Open Door and An Open Mind: The Legacy of Former Head of School Dr. Mary Jane Yurchak
Second Grade Scientists Direct Their Own Learning

To learn about the animals that inhabit our oceans, second graders engaged in an interdisciplinary and multisensory project that invited them to explore marine life as readers, writers, artists, researchers, and public speakers. By directing their own learning at every stage of the project, these young scientists became deeply invested in work that was meaningful to them while developing confidence in their abilities to think critically and independently. 

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