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Welcome to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

What a pleasure it is to introduce you to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s!  We are an independent, Episcopal school for children, beginners through grade 8.  Here at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's, we take a joyful approach to childhood and a serious approach to learning.  We pride ourselves on building a community strong in knowledge, in faith, and in love of self and others.  We educate students to become responsible and empathetic citizens of the world, compassionate caretakers of the earth and its people.

While we are delighted you are visiting our online home, we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you in person sometime very soon.
Why “&”?

Our school was named for St. Hilda and St. Hugh to give both boys and girls a model to emulate.  In writing, we link these two great saints with an ampersand.  The "&" is more than a graphic element.  It signifies all that we are able to offer our children — a structured learning environment and child-centered teaching.  Cultural diversity and ethical formation.  Small class size and ample space in which to learn.  Math and science.  Language and history.  Art and music and drama.  Technology and physical education.  A local family and a family in India.  The resources of New York City and an introduction to our global society.  A serious approach to education and a safe, joyful place to learn.
Important Lessons
“The two most important lessons we teach our students are to love learning and to love one another.”
– Virginia Connor, Head of School
Science Takes Flight at Annual Exhibition
From constructing a hovercraft to comparing the memory spans of boys versus girls, aspiring scientists and inventors in the sixth and seventh grades demonstrated keen understanding of the scientific method while presenting the results of their long-term science research projects. Eighth graders, already veterans of the exhibition, acted as judges, along with teachers and administrators. Their topics included a range of scientific topics, including botany, genetics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and more. Students began their projects in December, conducting preliminary research, forming a hypothesis, and eventually conducting experiments in the greenhouse, science labs, or at home. After fine-tuning their results and presenting them in writing, Mr. Schwartz's students were ready to face the judges and explain their work to an appreciative audience of faculty, parents, trustees, and friends.

SHSH Students Earn Accolades in Math Competition
Students from St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's took top honors in the MLK Jr. Competition hosted by the Math Club, Inc. Fifteen of our students participated. One of our sixth graders and one of our seventh graders scored highest of all the students in their respective divisions, and that seventh grader was the top scoring boy in the entire competition. Several other students received trophies for placing in the top 10 in their grade level.

The competition took place on January 18, and the awards ceremony was held Saturday, March 8. Congratulations to everyone on a phenomenal performance!

Gospel Celebration Spreads “Good News” through Music, Dance, and Reflection (with video links)
Music from around the world, dance, and written reflections helped students spread a message of peace, love, and understanding at this year’s Gospel Celebration. Members of all the upper division musical ensembles came together, performing music from the African, American jazz, reggae, and gospel traditions. During the opening number, “Siyahamba,” a Zulu-South African hymn, the combined choirs of fourth through eighth graders sang, joined by the instrumental ensemble, while members of the P.E. Dance Fitness class performed original choreography. Other musical selections included “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” (Fourth and Fifth Grade Brass Band); “Second Line March,” from the New Orleans jazz tradition, and “Soon and Very Soon” (Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Brass Band); “Amani Utupe,” a Kenyan song of peace (Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus); and a rousing interpretation of Bob Marley’s “One Love/People Get Ready” (Combined Choirs).
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