In this video, three middle school students share what Hewitt Robotics has taught them about building and engineering, teamwork and problem-solving, and collaboration and competition.
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?
Watch this video interview with Noa Klein, Class of 2023, who will attend Columbia University as a Division I rowing recruit this fall.
Hewitt’s 2023 spring athletics season closed the school year with remarkable accomplishments and a special send-off.
Hewitt’s Upper School Arts Day showcased not only the incredible talent and creativity of our students, but also the skills they learn through both performing and visual arts.
Hewitt’s K-12 sustainability program teaches students about their local and global communities while encouraging them to imagine, design, and make meaningful contributions to the world around them.
Over the last several years, The Hewitt School has become a thought leader at the intersection of research, gender, education, and leadership and home to five distinct research projects that are positively impacting every Hewitt student, faculty, and staff member.
Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, the Hewitt community engaged in meaningful work dedicated to understanding the role each of us plays in forging a more inclusive and equitable future and strengthening our cultural competencies within and beyond the classroom.
I came to Hewitt sophomore year, and to say I was nervous for the first day of school would be an understatement. Then someone said hello and calmed my nerves about moving to a new school. If you remember anything from this speech let it be this: Sometimes all you need to do is say hello.
The Hewitt Alumnae Council hosted Life After Hewitt: Alumnae in Government and Nonprofits, where a panel of alumnae shared what first inspired them to pursue careers in government, nonprofits, and related fields as well as their professional accomplishments and challenges.
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.