Congratulations to Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus Kim Samson on her recent appointment as the head of school at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, effective July of 2020. Kim will continue to serve Hawken in her current role through the 2019-2020 school year.
Hawken Head of School Scott Looney shared the “bittersweet" news with the school community earlier this evening, highlighting Kim's accomplishments during her tenure at Hawken. Read Scott’s announcement to learn more about Kim’s contributions to Hawken as well as the next steps the administration is taking to identify the person best aligned with Hawken’s mission and direction to lead the Upper School into a new decade.
We wish Kim all the best as she completes her final year at Hawken and transitions into this new venture in suburban Boston!
Congratulations to Cassandra Berlin '20 on being selected one of twelve members of the 2019-2020 USA Debate Team! To read the August 27 announcement on the National Association of Speech and Debate's Twitter feed, click here.
For more information about the National Speech and Debate Association and USA Debate, click here.
Hawken School Director of Athletics Jim Doyle recently announced that Tim Hable '73 will take on the role of head swimming coach for Hawken and for the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (LESD) beginning August, 2019.
Congratulations to Maria Schreiner ’19, who took first place in the 36th Annual National Shakespeare Competition, an event run by the English-Speaking Union and held at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 29!
Thirteen Hawken Lower, Middle, and Upper School chess players were among 196 students from all corners of Ohio competing in four sections of the State High School and Middle School Chess Championships held in Cleveland on April 6-7.
The next time you are on the Lyndhurst campus, take time to check out the sixth grade science cards project! You’ll find the finished product posted on the wall of the sixth grade science class and in a sixth grade hallway.
Congratulations to the Hawken Lower School students who were members of the three Hawken teams recognized in the 2018-2019 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision science innovation competition, the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills.
On Friday, March 8, 55 alumni from all over the country returned to Hawken to teach classes to the entire Upper School. This biennial event celebrates Hawken alumni and exposes our students to their rich and varied careers.
Eighteen Hawken Lower, Middle, and Upper School students were among 264 chess players who participated in the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Chess League tournament on Saturday, March 2. Read on for highlights from the tournament.
Hawken had a fantastic weekend at the state tournament held earlier this month in Columbus, with Ella Attell ’19 and Jared Shapiro ’19 crowned state champions in Congress and Program Oral Interp, respectively, and the team finishing as state runner-up in overall team sweepstakes – breaking the school record for states sweeps points.
Hawken Wrestling had a day for the ages at the OHSAA D-III Northeast District Meet at Garfield Heights High School last weekend. The Hawks had not had a district champion since Jeff Walton did it in 1999, 20 years ago.
Hawken School is pleased to announce the expansion of our campus in University Circle with the purchase of five additional properties on Magnolia Drive and the launch of the Mastery School of Hawken in August 2020.
Nineteen Hawken Lower, Middle, and Upper School students were among the 242 students who participated in the GCSCL (Greater Cleveland Scholastic Chess League) tournamenton Saturday February 9, 2019. Highlights are listed below.
Congratulations to the advisors and editors of Calliope who, after submitting the student magazine to the National Council of Teacher of English REALM Competition, received a certificate awarding them a SUPERIOR designation.
Hawken School is pleased to announce a new program for toddlers from 18 to 36 months beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. This addition to the Lyndhurst campus is particularly timely given the increasing interest among current parents in program offerings for younger students.