Hutchison School

Hutchison is an independent day school for girls, offering a challenging college preparatory program

Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well-being.

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01/08/2024

As a part of our Institute for Responsible Citizenship's Hutchison Invests program, our seniors are learning about the grantmaking process and the role of nonprofits in our community through the Philanthropic Literacy Board. This hands-on learning experience provides students with the opportunity to allocate a grant from the student-run Community Service Endowment Fund and to acquire the values and knowledge to help them lead philanthropic lives, making a positive impact on their communities and beyond.

The Philanthropic Literacy Board is now accepting grant applications based on a goal to increase access to educational opportunities for children living in poverty. If you know any local nonprofits with related programming that may want to apply, please share this opportunity with them. The deadline for the grant application is Friday, March 8. You can find the application and read more about what our seniors learn from this unique opportunity here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/programs/institute-for-responsible-citizenship/philanthropic-literacy

Photos from Hutchison School's post 01/03/2024

Not only did we welcome our students back to class today, but we also got to hug some special friends: our collegiate alumnae! Graduates from the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 stopped by for brunch before they head back to school. They caught up with their former classmates and teachers, and we loved hearing about the wonderful things they're doing and how their time at Hutchison has helped them along the way.

Five alumnae spoke to seniors about their college experiences in a special panel: Ana Hunter ’23, Anne Grinder ’19, Mary Olivia Brundick ’22, Leah Grace Wolf ’21, and Micah Watkins ’21. As these alumnae talked about how Hutchison prepared them for college, they highlighted the strong writing, study, and time management skills they built. They shared valuable advice, encouraging the seniors to connect with their professors and not be afraid to network, whether they’re emailing a Hutchison alumna or reaching out to someone they’ve never met.

01/01/2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Hutchison! We wish you a happy and healthy new year full of love and joy.

We can’t wait to have everyone back on campus on Wednesday for the start of the second semester and a new year of learning and growing!

12/27/2023

Your gifts to Hutchison bring joy to our girls. Your contributions make the fun and exciting moments like Black and Gold Day happen and create lifelong memories. Our girls feel safe and secure thanks to new additions like our enhanced security center. Our exceptional faculty and staff can continue to grow and provide the best education for our girls because of your gifts that fund professional development. Your generosity allows us to allocate the resources necessary for each department, from athletics to arts to the sciences.

Your gifts to the Hutchison Fund make all the difference as we show our girls they can go anywhere they can imagine. Will you help us bring more joy with a year-end gift? 🐝 To make your tax-deductible gift before 12/31, please visit https://www.hutchisonschool.org/giving/give-online.

12/25/2023

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We hope you have a blessed and restful holiday.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/22/2023

Second graders grabbed their passports and traveled around the world before the break to experience Christmas traditions in different countries. Our girls celebrated the holiday in Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Mexico, and the U.K. As they learned about some of the customs that people observe, the girls filled scrapbooks with writing and art activities inspired by the cultures of those countries.

There also were several surprises and sweet treats along the way. For example, in the U.K., they popped Christmas crackers, cardboard cylinders filled with fun items, that had paper crowns inside. These are a few of the countless special moments our teachers create as they expand our girls’ worlds.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/19/2023

Sixth graders got into the holiday spirit before the break by making crystalized ornaments! With science teacher Donna Budynas, the girls turned pipe cleaners into festive shapes and put them into a solution of hot water and borax. Not only was this a great way to prepare for the holidays, but it also brought their study of minerals and crystals to life.

12/15/2023

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administrators at Hutchison, we wish you and your family a joyful and relaxing winter break. Enjoy our Christmas card to you, a short video of what our holiday celebrations have looked and sounded like on campus.

Songs:
“A Light of Hope, A Song of Peace” performed by Bee Notes, Bee Sharp, Just Bee, and Vocal Point
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” performed by the classes of 2032 and 2033

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/14/2023

¡Cenicienta, Cenicienta! A group of seventh graders have been working hard on a Spanish puppet show of Cinderella. They performed for one of our junior kindergarten classes as well as students at Treadwell Elementary School. This has been a fun way for the girls to practice their Spanish speaking skills and share their love of the language with younger students!

12/13/2023

HUTCHISON NOW… the Navy is full of challenges, but Monica Fleck ’18 is prepared to take them on thanks to the confidence Hutchison instilled in her. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Monica is in Naval flight school in Corpus Christi, Texas, and she hopes to work in search and rescue. Read about why she decided to join the military and how Hutchison set her up for success: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news-detail?pk=1312408

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/08/2023

Hutchison girls are girls who code! This week, technology integrationist Jennifer Stover focused on coding and robotics with our lower school girls as part of Computer Science Education Week. In the Innovation Lab, Mrs. Stover introduced girls to the basics of computer science with fun activities, and she taught the girls about several women who are considered pioneers in the computer science field: Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Katherine Johnson, and Margaret Hamilton.

Kindergarteners enjoyed their first experience with VEX Robotics, working together to program a robot to get it to move from one holiday-themed image to another. First, second, and fourth graders completed activities that use block coding, entry-level activities that help children gain a foundation in computational thinking through visuals as opposed to coding in text. Third and fourth graders also learned about artificial intelligence and machine learning and their impact on technology. By teaching computer science at a young age, our teachers nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.

12/07/2023

Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish families, faculty, staff, and alumnae who celebrate! We wish you a wonderful celebration full of light and joy.

Today, middle school students on the Bee-longing Committee honored the start of Hanukkah by teaching their classmates about the history behind the holiday and explaining some of its traditions. It was a lovely way for students to learn more about Hanukkah and celebrate with their friends!

12/07/2023

VENDORS NEEDED: We’re looking for vendors for the Hutchison Beeline Bazaar! The application deadline has been extended to January 19, 2024: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news--events/beeline-bazaar

Calling all vendors! We have extended our vendor application for the Beeline Bazaar. The deadline is now January 19, 2024.

The Beeline Bazaar is a student-run event organized and marketed by the junior class. It’s an opportunity for a variety of local artisans and retailers to come together and sell their products while supporting a cause. Vendors keep all but 10% of their profits, and the proceeds go toward Hutchison’s Community Service Endowment Fund. Our student-run Philanthropic Literacy Board oversees the fund, and each year, it selects local nonprofits to receive grants. We hope that you will join us on Saturday, March 2, 2024! Apply to be a vendor now: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/news--events/beeline-bazaar

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/06/2023

Here comes Santa Claus right down Ridgeway Road! Early childhood girls loved their special visit with Santa Claus this week.

12/05/2023

Portraying the Madonna is an honor at Hutchison, and the class of 2024 celebrated Emmy Roberts ’24 during this year's Christmas Chapel. For more than 60 years, Hutchison’s graduating class has honored the character and integrity of a classmate by selecting her for the Madonna Tableau at the Hutchison Christmas program. The senior selected is recognized for her good character and moral strength worthy of such an honor. This year's tableau depicts “The Madonna of the Lilies” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, which was painted in France in 1899.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/04/2023

Solving global issues requires research, critical thinking, proposal crafting, and challenging discussions, and our 7th and 8th graders are honing their diplomacy skills through Model United Nations. Girls in both grades recently participated in the YMCA Middle School Model UN Conference, a citywide event where students engage in civil discourse and open discussion of international issues through role play.

Every year, we see how this conference expands the minds of our students and builds their confidence in their own voice, critical thinking, and teamwork. For weeks, the girls have been researching issues in assigned countries, including Syria, Uganda, Somalia, and Sri Lanka. They prepared resolutions addressing problems each country faces and have put a lot of time into practicing presenting and defending their proposals.

Their hard work shows! The following students were named Outstanding Delegates: Virginia Bowie ’28, Kelly Patterson ’28, Neely Trammell ’29, and Rowan White ’28. Students who were delegates for Mali (Abby Livingston ’28 and Katie Phan ’28) and Libya (Chloe Phillips ’28, Isabella Hughes ’28, and Abby Kamm ’28) received Outstanding Resolution awards. We had six groups whose resolutions made it to General Assembly, four of which passed. Three upper school seniors, Noorain Gill '24, Caroline Kim '24, and Sakshi Singh '24, also represented Hutchison by serving as chairs for the conference. You can find the full list of our girls' accomplishments at the conference here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1310886. We are incredibly proud of the entire Hutchison delegation!

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/02/2023

With big smiles, creative signs, and refreshing cups of water, our ninth graders supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Marathon runners this morning. Our students ran a hydration station and cheered runners on during their races. We also would like to congratulate Meriel Rowland ’24 for finishing first overall in the 5K with a time of 18:52.

We are proud of our girls for taking the time to serve and our athletic community members for their hard work and strong finishes!

12/01/2023

We are proud to support the important work of Facing History & Ourselves, and several of our upper school student leaders attended the organization's Southeast Benefit last night. Through our Facing History student group, Equity and Inclusion Council, and Institute for Responsible Citizenship, our girls are discovering the powerful impact of curiosity, self-reflection, cultural humility, and civil discourse. They are also building the skills and confidence to be heard and to listen deeply to one another.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 12/01/2023

Hutchison vocalists did an amazing job ringing in the holiday season at our annual Winter Music Concert. Guided by Hutchison music teachers Heather Short and Patrick Jones, our Bee Notes, Bee Sharp, Just Bee, and Vocal Point choirs shared their musical talents in the Wiener Theater. There was traditional caroling, songs in Spanish and Latin, and a beautiful song sung by all four choirs at the end. Congratulations to our music groups on their incredible performances!

11/30/2023

HUTCHISON NOW… Hutchison prepared Libby Moore ’07 for success in the male-dominated financial world. A financial crimes specialist and assistant vice president for Wells Fargo, Moore's critical thinking, attention to detail, and data analysis skills, which she uses daily, all started at Hutchison. Read about how her work leads to uncovering financial crimes and how Libby credits Hutchison for giving her a strong foundation to build on: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1309805

11/29/2023

Talented dancers from Hutchison are bringing holiday magic to life this season as they perform in “The Nutcracker.” Hutchison girls are gracing stages across the Memphis area as part of productions with Ballet Memphis, Children's Ballet Theater in East Memphis, Buckman Dance Conservatory, Collierville Ballet, New Ballet Ensemble and School, and Bellevue Baptist Church School of Performing Arts. Many are pictured here with ballet teacher Louisa Koeppel.

We are proud to see our girls shine on stage and spread holiday cheer! You can find more information about when and where you can watch our girls perform here: https://www.hutchisonschool.org/News-Detail?pk=1309685

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/29/2023

We are the powderpuff champions! 🏈 Hutchison's upper school girls took on St. Mary's last night and won 28-12 on Dobbs Field. It was an amazing night of school spirit as we cheered on our girls who played. Thank you to everyone who came and braved the cold weather, and we are proud of how our girls gave it their all on the field.

11/28/2023

In this season of gratitude, we’d like to thank Chuck Hutton Chevrolet for donating a new security vehicle for our dedicated security team and LSI Graphics for their gift of adding our branding. We also are grateful to all of our donors who have generously supported our security enhancements over the past year. Thank you for your continued support of Hutchison. 🖤💛

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/27/2023

Did you know that spaghetti can be pretty strong when engineered the right way? Our second and fourth graders learned that during a special visit from Cory Williams, a geotechnical engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He spoke to them about weathering, erosion, and the field of engineering, which the girls have been learning about in their classes and in the Innovation Lab.

Williams also conducted a few experiments with the girls, showing them how water starts to erode rocks and why many bridges have triangles as part of their structures. He highlighted how engineers use math and science to tackle challenging problems, proving that if our girls continue to build their STEM skills, anything is possible!

11/26/2023

Powderpuff is Monday night, and it all started with an idea that Jordan Deupree ’24 brought to life during her sophomore year. Hear how it has become a beloved tradition with Jordan’s hard work and dedication and thanks to support from Dr. Ring, faculty, staff, and Hutchison students.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/23/2023

Showing gratitude is a big part of the Thanksgiving holiday, and our girls are giving thanks by serving the Memphis community. Lower school girls have been collecting food items for Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and donations dropped off earlier this week helped the church feed 100 families.

We are thankful that every day we get to teach our girls about connecting with the community and having a meaningful impact. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Hutchison. We are grateful you are part of our community, and we are honored that you entrust us to teach and inspire your girls.

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/21/2023

We had a GRAND time with our pre-K, JK, and upper school grandparents and grandfriends today! It was amazing to see our girls in action alongside their special guests.

Thank you to everyone who came! We always love spending time with our grandparents and grandfriends, and it was great to see how engaged and enthusiastic they were about visiting campus and getting a taste of what our girls experience every day. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/21/2023

You’re never fully dressed without a smile, and our “Annie” cast and crew members were full of smiles during their four-show run! From beautiful singing to intensive choreography to heartwarming moments, our talented and dedicated cast and crew did an amazing job bringing this show to life on stage. Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff, and parents who were involved!

This show would not have been possible without the support of generous donors to the arts program and the Hutchison Fund. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dorothy Orgill Kirsch ’51.

Photos by Brandon Dill and Melanie Melugin

Photos from Hutchison School's post 11/20/2023

It was wonderful to have the grandparents and grandfriends of our lower and middle school girls at Hutchison today! Lower school grandparents visited for an open house and middle school visitors got to experience an afternoon in the lives of our students, attending several classes and seeing what they are learning in the classroom. Our girls were very excited to give their special guests a glimpse into their lives at school, and we are looking forward to welcoming our pre-K, JK, and upper school grandparents and grandfriends for more fun tomorrow.

11/17/2023

The sun will come out tomorrow, but first, “Annie” opens tonight! Ayrah Kashmiri ’24 is playing Annie. She has previously performed on the Wiener Theater stage in “The Addams Family” and is a member of Vocal Point.

While preparing for the show, she has enjoyed building relationships with younger castmates and her upper school peers. To Ayrah, being a part of a theatre production is like watching a movie be made. She is excited to see the impact of everyone’s hard work on the show, and we say, “Break a leg!” to Ayrah and our cast and crew members as they start their four-show run.

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Founded in 1902, Hutchison is an independent, college-preparatory school in Memphis for girls 2-years-old through 12th grade. Our all-girl environment and project-based learning approach set us apart and enable our girls to excel in academics, discover their passions, and become leaders for the next generation.

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