About Hawken

Founded in 1915, Hawken School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school serving 1,021 students in preschool through grade 12 from nine counties in Northeast Ohio.
 
Central to Hawken’s mission is our promise to “prepare 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.” The fulfillment of this promise has earned Hawken a national reputation for educational excellence and innovative programming.

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Hawken at a Glance

Year Founded: 1915
 
Campus Locations:
Student Body: A diverse student body of 1,021 boys and girls from 9 counties in Northeast Ohio
  • Students in grades PS-5:   372
  • Students in grades 6-8:   201
  • Students in grades 9-12:   448
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 3 professionals ensures one-on-one attention and expert advice

Students who go on to a four-year college or university: 
100%. More than 57% of the Class of 2014 received college merit scholarships totaling over $5.5 million per year.

National Merit Semifinalists, Fall 2013:
 8 semi-finalists, 7 commended students, and one Semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Competition.

Students of color: 27%

Financial Assistance:
 more than $6 million is awarded to 38% of the student body in grades K-12
 
James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship ProgramScholarships 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.

School Mottos:
Fair Play
"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
 
School Song: Hawken Alma Mater
 
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.
 
Memberships:
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Ohio Association of Independent Schools
  • Cleveland Council of Independent Schools
  • Global Online Academy
  • 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.

Hawken School | Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106
440.423.4446