Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Why the Hawthorn Model Works

Our college preparatory curriculum emphasizes collaborative work, project-based exploration, and links between the classroom and the real world.

Our program includes small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and a full-time college counselor.

Hawthorn’s focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) gives opportunities for hands-on learning and prepares our students for the 21st century workplace.

All students study a foreign language, art, and music.


Teachers regularly assess our students’ understanding of content and make instructional decisions based on that information.

We encourage our teachers to improve their craft continuously with meaningful professional development and opportunities for collaboration.

Our girls meet with an advisory group -- a small group of classmates and a faculty member.

We provide a Leadership Curriculum tailored to urban adolescent girls in a single-gender setting.

Our girls have a longer school day and longer school year. Our extended school day includes an enrichment program and we offer a Summer Bridge program.

Our parents are invaluable teammates in supporting and encouraging their daughters’ successes
at Hawthorn.

We understand the importance of nurturing the “whole girl,” giving consistent attention to our students’ social, emotional, health, and developmental needs.

Watch the video below to see "The Power of All-Girls Schools."

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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