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.
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.
|“The two most important lessons we teach our students are to love learning and to love one another.”|
– Virginia Connor, Head of School
GOOD NEWS FROM ST. HILDA'S & ST. HUGH'S
|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).
|Students Celebrate Patron Saints with Day of Service|
Students celebrated the feast days of the school's patron saints—St. Hilda and St. Hugh—with a schoolwide day of service. Every class from nursery to eighth grade took on an activity to benefit our friends in the neighborhood.
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