Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

A message from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton


Strengthening the pipeline of well-prepared, inspired and diverse students:

Washington University has a long history of working to strengthen a pipeline of qualified students, particularly from diverse backgrounds. We sponsor the KIPP charter school in the City of St. Louis, which has become a highly successful program, with a second KIPP school opening in the fall. Based on this success, we have decided to sponsor another charter school program — the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, also in the City of St. Louis. Hawthorn will offer a hands-on, STEM-focused, college-prep curriculum, along with pre-college counseling and summer and extracurricular classes.


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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