Upper School

Autonomy and a Burgeoning Sense of Purpose

Hewitt’s upper school celebrates the autonomy and burgeoning sense of purpose that come with young adulthood. Hewitt’s young women in grades 9 through 12 develop a keen understanding of how they learn, how they construct and manage their time and obligations, and how they both express their individuality and connect to their community, at school and beyond. Trained in the research on girls and young women, upper school faculty members foster inquiry, resilience, and collaboration in their classrooms, and students know and trust their teachers as wise and caring mentors.

Elizabeth Stevens, Head of upper School

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Grade 9 Program Catalogue

Grades 10-12 Program Catalogue

Clubs and Extracurriculars
A variety of opportunities for girls to pursue their interests and passions as well as cultivate leadership skills.

College Guidance
A personalized approach that draws upon our deep understanding of each individual student.
Athletics
Hewitt athletes excel on the court, field, water, and track as they develop resilience and confidence.
Service Learning
Becoming socially aware members of local and global communities.
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.

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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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