Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to enroll at Hawthorn?

Students living in the City of St. Louis, Normandy or Riverview Gardens School Districts or who are eligible to participate in the VICC program may attend Hawthorn.  We accept students for 6th, 7th and 9th grades; these are our only entry points.

Enrollment preference is given to children of Hawthorn employees and siblings of previously enrolled Hawthorn students.  Students enrolling through the VICC program may only enroll during the third enrollment session, if any. 

How many seats are available?

Hawthorn will enroll no more than 88 students for the 6th grade, 75 students for the 7th grade and 80 students for 9th grade.  (6th, 7th and 9th grades are Hawthorn’s only points of entry.)  Our student to teacher ratio will not exceed 25:1.

Hawthorn will hold three enrollment sessions (see below). During each enrollment session, if more students have registered than there are available seats, a lottery will be used to determine which students are accepted.  Using the lottery system, Hawthorn will create a numbered waiting list for those students who are not admitted and will draw students from that list, in numerical order, as seats become available.

How does my daughter enroll?

Interested students may request an application by filling out the request application form, or may download the application here. Completed applications should be mailed to Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, 1901 N. Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63113. Scanned applications can be sent electronically to info@hawthornschool.org.

 What is the application calendar?

Hawthorn has three enrollment windows:

  • November 1 through January 13
  • January 30 through March 17
  • April 3 through June 9

How will I find out if my child is accepted?

Families will be notified by letter, phone or email at the end of each enrollment session of whether their student has been accepted.  

What do I do after my child is accepted?

Families have five business days to accept the school’s offer to enroll before forfeiting the space.  Once the school receives such notice, a school administrator will contact the parent/guardian to schedule a family conference.

Schedule a VisitIs Hawthorn Right for You?

We encourage community friends, prospective students and families to visit us! Throughout the year, our students lead tours twice a month during the school day which is a great way to see school in action. During student recruitment season, prospective families can attend our Saturday Open Houses. We also offer Family Tours the first Tuesday of every month during the spring.

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