Welcome to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s is a school for children. We welcome boys and girls as young as 2 for our early childhood and elementary programs.


While COVID-19 has changed some aspects of school life, faculty have found some surprising benefits to the new routines. Senior Kindergarten Head Teacher Margaret Pennoyer writes about unexpected silver linings that these perceived “limitations” have inspired, with teachers and students finding new opportunities for discovery and creativity in facing challenges.

Keeping children active is especially important for both their physical and emotional well-being. One of St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s guiding principles is its commitment to nurturing the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. The Physical Education program provides students with a safe, happy, and fun-filled P.E. experience in school, and wants to provide the resources for families to do the same outside of school.

This November, students discovered geometry through a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Classes investigated the history of the holiday, and created their own Rangoli, designs drawn in colored rice or lentils in front of homes or public buildings to welcome guests. 

In a year that could have been defined by distance, the class of 2021 gathered on the playdeck to celebrate a St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s milestone. On a brisk fall day, there was warmth in the air as the eighth grade received the rugby shirts that mark their senior status in the student community. Acknowledging the unique circumstances of this fall, and the leadership and commitment shown by the eighth grade class, students received a special token of admiration, a pin depicting the school’s mascot.

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s whole-child approach has always meant a commitment to daily PE and recess for students. This year, while many schools have eliminated their PE program due to the challenges of COVID-19, students at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s have been able to attend PE twice a week.

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