Hawken School

12465 County Line Rd, PO Box 8002, Gates Mills, OH 44040

Established by James A. Hawken and a group of local parents, this school was founded as a boys' program serving children from Greater Cleveland in grades K-8. The school operated in Lyndhurst as an elementary school until 1961, when it added a second campus in Gates Mills to house an upper school. The school instituted coeducation in 1973 and opened its preschool in 1993. In 2009, Hawken opened a satellite campus in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood. The college preparatory program includes honors and Advanced Placement courses, and the school features a variety of electives, sports and extracurricular activities. Hawken offers upper school students more than 125 courses and considerable opportunities in the fine and performing arts, and computer literacy is emphasized at all grade levels. Pupils in grades 9-12 complete required community service projects. The athletic program features extensive interscholastic competition, as well as an intramural component that begins in the lower school. Hawken's outdoor leadership program teaches wilderness survival skills to upper schoolers while utilizing the substantial woodland on its 325-acre Gates Mills campus. Students may participate in the School Year Abroad program; recent participants have studied in Spain, France and Israel. The Pathways Program enables upper schoolers to take part in internships with area professionals. The school maintains a well-funded financial aid program that permits enrollment of academically qualified students from various backgrounds.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address12465 County Line Rd, PO Box 8002, Gates Mills, OH 44040
Other Locations5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst 44124
10924 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland 44106
Year Established1915
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorD. Scott Looney
Applications DueDecember
Total Enrollment967
Day Students967
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