The Right Fit
An established leader in progressive education, Hawken School is seeking passionate educators who are philosophically aligned with our mission and committed to developing the full academic, artistic and athletic potential in every student. Because the school’s guiding principles include an appreciation for differences and individuality, we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community that reflects varying backgrounds and perspectives.
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,200 students enrolled in preschool through grade 12. Hawken’s Lyndhurst campus opened in 1922 and is home to students in preschool through grade 8. The Gates Mills campus has been home to Upper School students and faculty since 1964. In 2010, Hawken opened an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle; and in October of 2016, Hawken announced a westward expansion through a merger with Birchwood, a preschool – grade 8 school on Cleveland’s near west side.
Our community of parents, alums, and supporters have invested in stunning facility upgrades to enhance our teaching mission. The Lyndhurst campus features a welcoming Early Childhood Center with nationally recognized programming and a newly designed Lower School that includes an eco-garden, musical arts center and new science labs. In August of 2016, Hawken celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art academic building at our Upper School. A dedicated science wing, spacious open architecture and ample common areas in Stirn Hall support our unparalleled, innovative programming, unique schedule and varied teaching and learning styles.
A talented group of children and young adults look forward to the learning opportunities our faculty provides. With a strong support network at home and at school, our students are prepared and ambitious. We welcome faculty-student engagement opportunities that bring real world interests to life through our interdisciplinary curriculum, off-site adventures, athletics, and other activities including drama, debate and service.
Hawken faculty members embrace the opportunity to become lifelong learners through collaboration with colleagues as well as through substantial professional development opportunities that support the development of meaningful, innovative curriculum. Because of our growing enrollment and our commitment to enhancing the learning experience for our students, we are expanding our faculty to include even more educators who share our mission, vision and passion for 21st century teaching and learning.
We are currently welcoming applications for the following positions: