Hawken School

5000 Clubside Rd and 12465 County Line Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44124
Hawken School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed day school of over 1400 students, toddler through grade 12, located on two campuses in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, a campus on Cleveland`s west side, and a Mastery School campus for grades 9-12 in University Circle opening in 2020.
Founded in 1915, Hawken is recognized as one of the premier college preparatory schools in the nation with a diverse student body participating in a challenging program of academics, arts, and athletics that prepares them to meet the challenges of tomorrow's world.
Hawken promotes passionate teaching, engaged learning and confident self-expression.
Guided by principles that include an appreciation for differences and individuality, our community reflects varying backgrounds and perspectives.
Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world-renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities to instill the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,115 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1915
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,115 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Hawken School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1370
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
44%
Admissions Director
Kathy O'Neal

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, School Newspaper, Speech and Debate, String Ensemble

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Hawken Chorale, Hawken Players' Society, Jazz Combo

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Leadership

School Notes

  • Founded in 1915,  Hawken School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed day school of  over 1400 students, toddler through grade 12, located on two campuses in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, a campus on Cleveland`s west side, and a Mastery School campus for grades 9-12 in University Circle opening in 2020.  With a diverse and unified student body supported by $9.6 million in tuition assistance, the school is profoundly committed to the development of character and intellect. Best known for its stunning Early Childhood Center, nationally recognized programming, non-traditional schedules to support immersive learning and innovative teaching, real-world partnerships that connect students to their local and global communities, and 8,000 square feet of maker space, Hawken`s tradition of academic excellence instills the skills needed to thrive in a complex world.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 1,115 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Cleveland, OH is $7,509 for elementary schools and $13,108 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cleveland, OH is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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