Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

College and Career Preparation

Hawthorn is a college preparatory school. Our goal is that each of our graduates is prepared for success in post-secondary education. Our sister schools in the Young Women’s Leadership Network have high school and college graduation rates that far exceed their peer institutions and Hawthorn expects to have the same positive outcomes.

Our small class sizes, individualized instruction, and rigorous curriculum ensure that Hawthorn students are prepared to be competitive college applicants and to succeed in higher education pursuits.  We have a full-time college and career counselor, who helps middle and high schoolers develop skills and traits needed to support them in college and plans post-high school. Individualized college and career counseling will begin with students in the 10th grade. We also partner with parents from the outset to help plan for college financing.

Hawthorn students will be prepared for post-secondary success not only academically but also as independent learners and leaders.  The all-girls’ environment enables students to take on leadership roles on a daily basis.  Our students have a voice in matters relevant to them.  They also explore their own passions and potential in extracurricular activities. 

Hawthorn is proud to be a part of the larger Young Women's Leadership Network, which has helped more than 10,000 students enroll in college since 2001. In addition, 80% of the young women from The Young Women's Leadership School are the first to attend college in their families.  For more information, about the collegiate success of the YWLN students, click here.

If families or individuals have more questions, please reach Cauiterra Matthews, Director of College and Career Counseling at cmatthews@hawthornschool.org or (314) 361-5323. 

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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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