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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1915
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,115 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Hawken School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1370
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKathy O'Neal


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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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The average private school tuition in Cleveland, OH is $6,214 for elementary schools and $10,495 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cleveland, OH is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).