School Hours and Before & After Care

At Hawken, we are committed to providing convenient before and after school services that meet the needs of busy families while enriching our students' lives. Before and after school care as well as a variety of enrichment activities are offered for Hawken students Toddler – Grade 5.

School Hours

Early Childhood
Toddler and Preschool mornings only: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler and Preschool with lunch and afternoon enrichment: 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Prekindergarten 8:30 – 11:30 am or 8:30 – 2:45 pm
Kindergarten: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lower School
Grades 1-5
8:15 am – 3:00 pm

Middle School
Grades 6-8
8:15 am – 3:10 pm

Upper School
Grades 9-12
8:30 am – 3:25 pm
Wednesday Early Dismissal (as designated) 8:30 am – 2:20 pm
Mastery School
Grades 9-12
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Before Care

Before Care provides children with the opportunity to arrive at school early, enjoy well-supervised care, and have a peaceful transition to the academic day. Quiet games, books, and simple art projects are available for children during this time.

Grades: Toddler – Grade 5
Time: 7 – 8 am
Dates: Academic days, August 22 – May 30
Fee: $17 per day, per child (Charges appear at month's end on student statements) 

After Care

After Care provides well supervised, fun, and developmentally appropriate care for children after school. Children are divided into two groups, toddler – kindergarten and grades 1 – 5. Each day children enjoy a snack before engaging in outside play, games, art, or supervised academic work. For children in grades 4 – 5, there is a mandatory 30-minute supervised homework session, during which students can seek adult support. 

Grades: Toddler – Grade 5
Time: 2:45 pm – 6 pm (Toddler, PS & PK); 3 pm – 6 pm (Kindergarten-Grades 5)
Dates: Academic days, August 28 – May 29
Fee: $17 per hour, per child billed to the minute for use (for After Care package information please refer to the tuition and fees sheets located here)

Music Lessons

Private music lessons are available to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Lessons can be arranged directly with the music teacher. For names and contact information of teachers please contact ReGinae Reynolds at Lessons take place outside the academic day and are offered as an enrichment opportunity, not part of the Hawken Music Department’s program.

Grades: Kindergarten – Grade 6
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm (typically 1/2hr lessons)
Dates: Academic days from August 24 – June 2
Instructors: Contact ReGinae Reynolds for names
Location: Music rooms in the MAC
Fee: $45 per 1/2 hour lesson (All charges will appear at the end of the month on student account statements) 


Hawken's Passport Program provides after-school enrichment and athletic opportunities for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. A diverse offering of quality classes are held on campus for the convenience of busy families.

Fees vary based on the class. All classes begin at 3:15 after enjoying a small snack in the dining room, and last 45 minutes to an hour.

There are four 6 to 8-week sessions during the school year. Families are emailed a list of classes and registration instructions about two weeks prior to each session.  In the event a class is full (registration is handled on a first come first serve) or a class does not run due to low registration, families will be notified. 

Grades: Prekindergarten – Grade 6
Time: 3 pm – 4:15 pm (class lengths vary; most ending around 4:15 pm)
Dates: Academic days August 24 – June 2
Instructors: Hawken faculty and outside contractors
Location: Classrooms at Lyndhurst
Fee: Varies based on class 
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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