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.