Dear Parents and Friends,
St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s is a place where boys and girls learn first-hand from one another to acknowledge and love the full diversity of the human condition. Our core belief, that every child is sacred, is reflected in our program as well as in the admission process.
We strive to admit, nurture, and graduate students from a multitude of backgrounds who will become, with our help, compassionate and confident adults. We welcome families who feel that developing children’s sense of empathy and conscience is as important as their academic success, and we work in partnership with parents to educate graduates who will use their talents and the benefits of their education to create a more just and productive world.
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's students are kind and curious and have a vivacity for life and learning. In classrooms, at play, and throughout each day, we practice The Golden Rule: “Treat others as you wish to be treated.” This fundamental principle defines our school culture, along with an appreciation for hard work and joyful play.
Welcome, to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s!
Director of Admission
Director of Admission
- M.A. Teachers College Columbia University
- B.A. American University
Kate Dworkoski is the director of admission at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. Kate has a master’s degree in child development from Teachers College Columbia University with a concentration in developmental studies for educators. As part of her graduate thesis, Kate spent a summer working alongside elementary school teachers in Chengalpattu, India, bringing her clinical research skills to classrooms throughout the region.
In her 12 years at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, Kate has been a classroom teacher, led faculty professional development, and worked as an administrator in the lower division. Kate is a member of St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s diversity committee and participant in the school’s National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). She is involved in a number of New York-based organizations and is the mother of two young boys.
Associate Director of Admission
- M.Ed. Fordham University
- B.S. New York University
Karen Lee is the associate director of admission at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. Karen’s background is in early childhood and special education. She earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from Fordham University.
Before joining St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, Karen worked for 10 years as an early childhood teacher and administrator in New York City. Outside of school, Karen is actively involved in her church community and in global outreach. Karen has traveled to countries including Tanzania, India, Cambodia, Thailand, and most recently, Madagascar, partnering with various organizations to serve the needs of the children in those countries.
- M.S., B.A. George Washington University
Kristin Hattiangadi is an admission associate at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. Prior to joining the faculty, Kristin was an active member of the school’s Parents’ Association, holding positions on the executive committee, and co-chairing events such as an auction and the school’s annual fund. Kristin is also involved with ARISE, Advancing Rural India’s Success through Education, an organization that provides funds to educational institutions in rural and urban areas of India.
Kristin holds a master’s degree in forensic sciences and a bachelor’s degree in political science, both from The George Washington University. She is the mother of three daughters.
Key Dates for Applicant Families
August 26 – Applications opened for the 2020-2021 school year
October 1–December 1 – Financial Aid applications available through www.mytads.com
October–January – Parent Tours and Child Visits
October 17 – Open House For Prospective Parents (6-8 p.m.)
November 15 – Application deadline for Senior Kindergarten
December 3 – Early notification date for current sibling families
December – Coffee with Ms. Connor: A Discussion About the Early Childhood Program at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s (8:45-9:45 a.m.)
December 15 – Financial Aid applications due, please contact the admission office if you require an extension or a late application
December 15 – Application deadline for Beginners, Nursery, Junior Kindergarten, and grades 1-7*
January 8 – All school reports and test scores due to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s
January – Head's Reception for Applicant Families (6:30-8 p.m.)
February - March – Admission notification and parent reply date, as determined by the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY)
*Please note, we may begin to close certain grades earlier, depending on the number of applications we receive. For this reason, we recommend submitting your application before the deadlines listed above. Please contact Kate Dworkoski in the admission office regarding applications submitted after this date (212-932-1980 x325).