At Hewitt, students engage in STEM through hands-on, multisensory learning experiences. In this video, second grade scientists explore the real-world concepts of weathering and erosion by creating models and stop-motion movies.
Beyond the Classroom
Understanding that a rich and challenging program extends beyond the classroom, Hewitt offers abundant opportunities for students to develop their own sense of purpose and passion. Supported by their teachers and classmates, Hewitt girls act with confidence and empathy as they step outside of their comfort zones and embrace new opportunities to learn and grow.
Brava to the cast and crew of this year’s upper school fall play, Top Girls! As part of their rehearsal process for the show, Hewitt actors explored the play’s themes of patriarchy, motherhood, sacrifice, class, and what it takes to be a successful woman in a world that seems fit only for men.
The Hewitt community celebrated a joyful back-to-school season full of some of our favorite traditions! During the month of September we gathered for our opening day welcome, Convocation ceremony, and a community picnic in Central Park. We are excited to spend a wonderful year learning together!
This fall, a cross-constituency committee is leading a search for Hewitt’s next director of equity and community life. We have also retained two nationally-renowned diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders, Martha Haakmat and Jason Craige Harris, to work as consultants to Hewitt for the 2022-2023 school year.
Home is about those around you, those with you, and those for you. Home speaks to who you are, and who you will be when faced with the noise of the outside world. At Hewitt, when you are immersed in and grounded by home, you understand the person you truly are. Here, you can reach your potential.
The graduating Class of 2022 will make change, I’m sure of it. And I’m already proud of us for using our voices, passion, and optimism in the service of our home at Hewitt and our homes beyond this one. As we move on to the next steps of our lives, please keep that love, that faith, that agency, that courage, that kindness.
During their minimester, seventh graders were guided by the central question, “Whose voices are heard; whose voices are not?” As they conducted field research, historical investigations, and interviews, students reflected on how different voices have been amplified or quieted throughout history.
First grade engineers conducted field research in Central Park to understand how to make playgrounds more accessible to people with different physical abilities. They then used what they had learned to design scaled versions of inclusive playground equipment such as slides, swings, and monkey bars.
As they wrestled with the real-world question, “What can Hewitt students do to promote a sustainable and accessible transportation system in New York City?” sixth graders engaged with local experts to better understand the challenges and benefits of creating resilient and inclusive transportation systems.
Congratulations to the Hewitt Hawks on a fantastic spring season! Our varsity badminton, crew, and outdoor track and field teams were excited to return to competitive play and all three teams demonstrated the kind of growth and perseverance that exemplifies the Hawks’ fighting spirit.