Voices from Our School Community
Curriculum & Philosophy at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's 

Hear from Head of School, Virginia Connor and other members of our school community about the educational philosophy and guiding principles that shape the School's curriculum and programs. 

Hear from Head of School, Virginia Connor and other members of our school community and affiliated religious leaders about the founding values of the school, rooted firmly in the Episcopal tradition, create a culture of respect, love and understanding. 

Learn about our School's ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work and how we are living the mission of our founder, Mother Ruth, in today's world.

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

Our students graduate from eighth grade academically prepared, physically confident, and morally centered people of conscience and character. Our graduates are poised to use their inherent gifts and the benefits of their education to create a more just, equitable, and productive world.

As a private elementary school, our focus on the preschool through middle school years allows us to celebrate and protect the unique joys of this foundational time in a child's life. Our excellent faculty engage our students’ innate curiosity, nurture each child's unique abilities, and challenge all to fulfill their potential, thus providing a sound and lasting intellectual, physical, and spiritual formation.

Continuing the visionary mission of our founder, we pride ourselves on cultivating a diverse independent school community that is strong in knowledge, in spirit, and in love of self and others.

Inside St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's
Come through our front doors to get a glimpse of our school community in action and see what a typical day is like for students at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's in Morningside Heights, New York City. 

Early childhood and elementary education provide an essential opportunity to build a strong and lasting foundation. Our attention, our efforts, and our resources are focused solely on the needs of children and their early education.” Virginia Connor, Head of School

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