Our Community

Morningside Heights

As proud as we our of our own school and facilities, St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's is also proud to be located in Morningside Heights, a neighborhood that offers our school, students, and families a rich array of resources and a vibrant intellectual and cultural community.

Surrounding our school and contributing to its diversity are several centers of learning, research, and worship. Our neighbors include Columbia University, Barnard and Teacher’s Colleges, St. Luke’s Hospital, Union Theological Seminary, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Manhattan School of Music, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, International House, Riverside Church, and the Interchurch Center. Many of our parents are associated with these institutions, and these facilities and resources enrich our offerings to children.

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News

One of the nation's greatest mountaineers—the first American to summit both Mount Everest and K2—visited Gordon Chapel to offer lessons in perseverance, resilience, and teamwork. Dr. Louis Reichardt, the grandfather of one of our second graders, told the story of his team's historic climb up the east face of Everest in 1983.
Upper school math teacher Libby Miles is on a mission: to dispel the myth of the "Math Mind." "There's a misconception that you have to have a certain kind of brain to be good at math, and that can directly impede students' success," Miles said.
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's ushered in the Year of the Monkey with its annual Asian New Year Celebration! Students in the Mandarin Chinese program, from junior kindergarten through eighth grade, performed songs and dances to show off their language skills and share cultural traditions they have learned about in class.
How does the study of weather help us to find life on on other planets? A visitor from Columbia University's astronomy department helped fourth graders make connections between the principles they're studying in science and the sophisticated research happening at a university in our own backyard.
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