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.


Among the highlights was “The Hill We Climb,” written and recited by Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. Fifth graders wrote “found poems,” using words and sections from Ms. Gorman’s powerful piece and then creating and reciting their own poems.

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. 

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