College and Career Preparation
Hawthorn is a college preparatory school. Our goal is that each of our graduates is prepared for success in college and life.
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 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.
At Hawthorn, while our work is in the day-to-day, our goals are focused on our student's future college and career ambitions, and we want to expose Hawthorn students to the array of opportunities that lie ahead for them. While they will likely change their minds many times between now and the time they enter the workforce, it is not too early to plant the seeds of possibilities for their future careers. For example, at our 2019 Cool Women/Hot Jobs career fair, we gathered a wonderful group of women from diverse industries, backgrounds, and positions to inspire our students by sharing their stories and information about their careers because "You can't be what you can't see". Check out these pictures from Cool Women/Hot Jobs day: