Girls with Altitude

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Girls with Altitude (GWA) is a sisterhood that empowers 6th–8th graders to go further, reach higher, and lead on. This after-school outdoor leadership program creates a safe and welcoming community for girls to be themselves, explore Hale’s unique natural environment, and build on their potential as young leaders. Each day at GWA offers a variety of outdoor activities designed to create a strong team of female leaders and encourage girls to challenge themselves. The program also provides time each afternoon for girls to keep up with their ever-increasing homework responsibilities. Contact Emily to learn more.

Who Do We Serve?

Girls with Altitude is open to 6th-8th grade girls from Westwood, Dover, Dedham, Norwood, and Needham. Hale offers transportation to Thurston Middle School students following dismissal. Due to limited seats, transportation is on a first-come, first-served basis, and we encourage parents to provide transportation whenever possible. GWA is based at the Trading Post, roughly 0.7 miles from Hale’s Main Entrance at 80 Carby Street, Westwood MA. Pick-up occurs between 5:30pm and 6pm.

Themes and Activities
Session Dates and Weekdays
Typical Day



Days (per 6 week session)With TransportationWithout Transportation
All Mondays / All Tuesdays / All Thursdays / All Fridays$165$150
Days (per 6 week session)With TransportationWithout Transportation
All Wednesdays*$185$170
One-Day Drop-In**$35$30

*Note: Wednesdays have a higher fee as the Westwood Public Schools have an early release day every other Wednesday. If your child will only be attending the normal dismissal time period (3:00-6:00 PM), we will arrange a reduced rate for you.

**Note: The first drop-in day for new participants is free of charge.


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Are you still outside in the winter?
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