Get to know us! Plan your visit.

Hawken offers a variety of ways to help parents make the important decision of where and how to educate their children. One of the best ways to get to know us is to visit.

  • Parents can learn about Hawken and the admission process during one of our weekday Parent Visits
  • Families can engage with our campus, curriculum, and community. Meet faculty and tour facilities at an Open House
  • Families can schedule a personal tour or meeting with a member of our admission team. 
For more information contact the Admission Office. For directions to our campuses, please click here.

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Hawken School | Lyndhurst Campus
Toddler - Grade 8 | 440-423-2950

Hawken School | Gates Mills Campus
Grades 9-12 | 440-423-2955

Birchwood School of Hawken | Cleveland-West Campus
Preschool - Grade 8  | 216-251-2321

Mastery School of Hawken | University Circle Campus
Grades 9-12 | 440-423-8801

Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle School

Toddler - Grade 8
Lyndhurst Campus

Parent Visits: In-Person
Wednesday, 9/25/24, 9:00 am
Thursday, 10/17/24, 9:00 am

Parent Visits: Virtual
Thursday, 12/12/24, 7:00 pm
Open Houses
Saturday, 11/23/24, 10:00 am
Saturday, 4/5/25, 10:00 am

Birchwood School

Preschool - Grade 8
Cleveland-West Campus

Open Houses
Sunday, 10/20/24, 2:00 pm
Sunday, 1/12/25, 2:00 pm
Sunday, 4/27/25, 2:00 pm 

Upper School

Grades 9 - 12
Gates Mills Campus

Parent Visit: Virtual
Tuesday, 9/17/24, 6:00 pm

Parent Visit: In-Person
Tuesday, 10/15/24, Time TBD
Open Houses
Saturday, 11/2/24, 1:00 pm
Saturday, 5/3/25, 1:00 pm

Mastery School

Grades 9 - 12
University Circle Campus

Parent Visits: In-Person
Tuesday, 9/24/24, 9:00 am
Wednesday, 10/16/24, 9:00 am
Thursday, 12/12/24, 9:00 am
Wednesday, 1/8/25, 9:00 am

Parent Visit: Virtual
Tuesday, 10/29/24, 7:00 pm, Virtual
Open Houses
Saturday, 11/9/24, 1:00 pm
Saturday, 4/26/25, 1:00 pm

Welcome from the Admission Office

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about Hawken School, a coeducational day school that offers a challenging, real-world education for students from toddler through grade 12. 
Hawken was founded to be different - because that’s what it takes to prepare students to thrive in a changing world. From becoming co-educational in 1973 to designing innovative schedules, programs, and learning spaces that support learning by doing, Hawken boldly adapts to and reflects the values of the present to prepare students for a promising future. 
With $13.8 million in tuition assistance to 43% of our student body, we welcome students and families from all backgrounds. While you’ll find an abundance of information on our website, we will be providing ways for you to get to know us and learn about our innovative, nationally recognized programming. Click here to inquire online and we’ll keep you informed of upcoming events.
We look forward to welcoming you!

Application Timelines

Hawken’s main application season begins in September. Fall admission events such as Parent Visits and Open Houses offer families the opportunity to get to know the Hawken community and to begin their applications, which are due in mid-January.

Applications received after the mid-January deadline are considered on a space-available basis and are subject to limited space and/or Flexible Tuition. For more information about rolling admission and mid-year transfers at our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campuses, please click here. For questions about rolling admission at the Mastery School, please click here.

Application Deadline, Grades Toddler-12      Jan. 12, 2024
Flexible Tuition Deadline, Grades K-12
Jan. 12, 2024
Notification Date, All Grades Feb. 9, 2024
Responses Due, All Grades   Feb. 29, 2024
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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