A co-educational private day school with a Lower and Middle School campus in Lyndhurst and an Upper School campus in Gates Mills, Hawken School is committed to the development of character and intellect.
From its earliest days, Hawken School has been committed to developing character and intellect. The school believes that living meaningful, productive lives requires traits such as compassion, integrity, initiative, confidence and resilience, as well as a commitment to lifelong learning. Providing a strong academic foundation while nurturing these essential attributes equips Hawken students with the tools they need to realize and fulfill their potential both personally and professionally.
The learning spaces on its campuses – from Hawken’s Early Childhood Center to the 8,000 square feet of maker space to the new Upper School academic building – are intentionally designed to enhance and deliver the school’s innovative curriculum, which focuses on hands-on, interactive, meaningful learning.
The recent opening of Stirn Hall, Hawken’s state-of-the-art high school building, marks the most recent facility upgrade on the Gates Mills campus. Designed to equip faculty with the physical space needed to execute the School’s forward-focused mission, the building features a cutting edge, two-story science center; an innovative two-story learning commons; a fabrication lab and media and communications lab that includes an editing suite, media lab, and media production studio; 37 new classrooms; a college counseling suite; and dedicated writing and learning centers.