Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Our Sponsor

Charter public schools are independent public schools that are free from some of the rules and regulations that apply to traditional public school districts as specifically identified in state charter school law. Under Missouri law, charter public schools have an institutional sponsor, most often a four-year college or university.  The sponsor oversees the charter school board and holds the school accountable for meeting student achievement goals and financial and operational standards. Charter schools are non-sectarian, do not discriminate in their admission policies and may not charge tuition or fees. 

Washington University serves as the sponsor for Hawthorn, holding the school accountable for meeting its performance goals and complying with all federal and state laws. In addition, Washington University partners with Hawthorn to provide professional development for our faculty, develop curriculum and provide student tutors and mentors.  In addition, the university is committed to supporting student academic achievement by connecting Hawthorn with university resources such as the Institute for School Partnership and the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

Washington University Record: University Sponsors New Charter School

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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