Inspiring Confidence and Resilience

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  • Girls Take Risks Without Fear of Failure

In junior kindergarten she surveys classmates about simple likes and dislikes. By middle school, she masterfully brings them around to her way of thinking on a pressing global concern. Whether she’s programming a robot to navigate using light sensors, adding the finishing touches on a sculpture, or meticulously evaluating the water quality in the campus lake, a Hutchison girl learns by doing.

Second grade teacher

“We teach girls to solve problems creatively. But we don’t just want them to think like a CEO, we are teaching them to become the CEO!”
In early childhood, the Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum gives girls the space to solve problems creatively. Their intellectual curiosity will flourish here as they begin to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

Lower school is when girls begin to “connect the dots.” Across all disciplines, faculty work collaboratively to make connections. When first graders learned to use engineering skills to build bridges, they later studied how some of the same properties apply to ballet.

Middle school is an opportunity to grow and investigate new ideas. This is evident daily in 8th grade Global Studies where a Socratic-style seminar class encourages a respectful debate around the unique 20-seat Harkness table. In upper school, each girl’s academic journey is unique to her skills and interests. Graduates secure merit scholarships and have their choice of the nation’s top colleges and universities.