The Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

Hettinger Library

The Hettinger Library draws students into its bright, comfortable, colorful space and invites them to engage in pursuits of study, research, quiet reading, or a game of chess. It's a friendly spot where the library media specialist is helpful, resourceful, and knowledgeable about each student's academic needs. The library is a bustling place for students and teachers who frequently use the extensive collection of books, newspapers, periodicals, computers, and online resources. Destiny, the School's online library catalog, allows students and faculty to search through all of the resources the library has to offer.

Desktop computers are available for research and paper writing. The library is also equipped with a state-of-the-art interactive projector.

The library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and in the evenings on Sunday through Thursday during boarders’ study hall.

The library is a bustling place for students and teachers.


To encourage reading here at Rectory, the library has sponsored visiting authors to talk to the students about their lives and the writing process. The following authors have been warmly welcomed here:

Jake Halpern: Dormia and World's End

Kat Black:Tormod: A Templar's Apprentice

Marion Blumenthal Lazan: Four Perfect Pebbles

Michael Henderson: See You After the Duration