Year Founded: 1915
Student Body: A diverse student body of 984 boys and girls from 9 counties in Northeast Ohio
- Students in grades PS-5: 337
- Students in grades 6-8: 216
- Students in grades 9-12: 431
Average Class Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Student/Computer Ratio: 1:1 in Middle and Upper Schools
College Counselor/Student Ratio: A college guidance office staffed by 4 professionals ensures one-on-one attention and expert advice
Students who go on to a four-year college or university: 100%. More than 58% of the Class of 2013 received college merit scholarships totaling over $7.7 million per year.
National Merit Semifinalists, Fall 2012: 7 semi-finalists, 9 commended students; highest average number of semi-finalists for last five years among area independent schools
Students of color: 27%
Financial Assistance: more than $5.5 million is awarded to 37% of the student body in grades K-12
James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship Program
ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 are available for new 9th and 10th grade students
Our Purpose: Forward-focused preparation for the real world through the development of character and intellect
Our Promise: Hawken School prepares students to navigate a complex and dynamic world with self-confidence and determination; embrace challenges with disciplined analysis and creativity; and engage others with empathy and integrity.
"That the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life." - John Lancaster Spalding
School Colors: Red and Gray
School Mascot: The Hawk
Accreditation: Hawken School is fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is officially approved by the State of Ohio, from which it holds charters as an elementary school and as a secondary school.
- National Association of Independent Schools
- Ohio Association of Independent Schools
- Cleveland Council of Independent Schools
- Cum Laude Society
- School and Student Service for Financial Aid
- A Better Chance
- Ohio High School Athletic Association
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
- University Circle, Inc.