The Student Perspective
Meet a Student Tour Guide
Hi, my name is Lauren and I am a senior here at Hewitt. In addition to all of my classes, I am very involved in performing arts and participate in Hewitt’s plays and musicals. I have been a student tour guide for the past two years, and I am excited to introduce you to our school! Please scroll down to watch my virtual tour videos and read answers to some of the questions I get asked most frequently during my tours.
- How long have you been at Hewitt?
- What do you love about the Hewitt community?
- What do you enjoy about being at a girls' school?
- What does your typical day look like?
- What is your workload like on an average day?
- How does Hewitt’s curriculum address themes of gender and race? Does Hewitt being a girls’ school affect the way you discuss these topics?
- Do you have opportunities outside of your classes to participate in extracurricular activities and meet new people?
- Can you tell us about upper school clubs? Which clubs do you participate in?
- What leadership opportunities do you have?
- Is it easy for students to communicate with their teachers and advisors?
- What is the transition to Hewitt like for new students? Do new students get paired with a buddy or advisory group?
Students write and contribute to news articles about their experiences at Hewitt
In 2018, Olivia S. and Grace D. founded an organization dedicated to combatting hygiene poverty in New York City. In this interview, these student leaders share what they have learned from running an organization and describe how Hewitt has inspired and supported them along the way.
At Life After Hewitt: Careers in Finance, four Hewitt alumnae joined current students and our extended school community for a panel discussion about how Hewitt inspired them to pursue their professional passions with purpose and confidence.
After developing their knowledge of health, fitness, nutrition, and sports, middle school students collaborated on self-directed, student-led projects to share sport-specific training exercises as well as the physical and psychological benefits of an active lifestyle.
As members of the play production team, we learned about theater by doing the actual work of producing a play. Through hands-on and student-led learning, we explored the specialized skills that go into planning a production while taking charge, solving problems, and working with our peers to achieve our goals.
I am forever grateful for my 13 years at Hewitt. I am grateful for the lifelong relationships I have nurtured here, the lessons learned, the best successes, and the greatest failures. I am grateful to all of you — my brilliant teachers and friends, our community, and our families — for shaping me into the young woman I am proud to be today.
Over this past year, it struck me that there is not all that big a difference between you, me, and the superheroes we see in movies. True, we cannot snap our fingers and expect half the universe to evaporate to dust, but there is a tremendous amount that we can do both as individuals and even more so as a community to improve the world, one small action at a time.
Our work as News Decoder Student Ambassadors has been one of the most significant extracurriculars of our high school careers. It has enabled us to engage with people from different areas of the world on broad, real-world topics that affect our immediate and extended community.
In our first year running the BSU, we decided to take on a leadership opportunity by creating an original Black History Month curriculum for students in middle and high school. Through our lessons and activities, students explored the Black experience and what it means to be an empathetic and active ally.
Participating in performing arts at Hewitt has given me the chance to develop new skills and make countless memories. Performing on stage has helped build my confidence, stage management has refined my organizational abilities, and being dance captain has given me the chance to be a leader and use my dance training in a new way.
It is our honor to announce that The Hewitt School’s 2021 Commencement address will be delivered by Amy Walter. A regular speaker on the “Politics Monday” segment on PBS NewsHour, and national editor for the non-partisan Cook Political Report, Walter has been praised for her persuasive speeches and precise political analysis.