Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Student Life

Leadership Opportunities

At Hawthorn, it is important that every student finds her leadership voice and understands the gifts and talents she brings to our community as a leader. Extra-curriculars provide students with outlets to express their individuality and share their interests with others.  

The following extracurriculars are available at Hawthorn:

Activities:
Chess
Choir
Culinary (Partnership with Operation Food Search)
Girl Boss (entrepreneurial after-school activity)  
Orchestra (Strings; partnership with Gateway Music Outreach)
Rainbow Alliance
Robotics
Spoken Word
Step
Student-generated Clubs

Athletics:

Middle School and High School Basketball
Middle School and High School Track
High School Volleyball

InvestiGirls Tutoring Program

Partnering with our sponsor, Washington University, the Gephardt Institute provides tutoring through our InvestiGirls program in advisory Monday through Wednesday.  Enrichment experiences are also provided during our early release days. Students who would like to stay and attend one of Washington University’s program for our early release days, should call the front office or complete the following form.  A parent/guardian must sign-up student by 10am on that early release Friday in order for the student to attend the program. Students can be picked up anytime between 11:30-3:30 when the program ends.

Advisory

The Mission of our Advisory Program
The mission of Hawthorn's advisory program is to ensure each and every student feels supported, is known well and is encouraged to become her best self throughout her years at Hawthorn.

Expected Outcomes of the Advisory Program

  • Advisees feel supported and connected to one adult.
  • Advisees will feel a sense of belonging to a peer group strengthening peer relationships and team-working skills.
  • Advisees’ academics will be closely monitored by her advisor and will develop study and organizational skills that will support academic success.
  • Advisees will learn to be self-aware, self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Advisees will contribute in a positive way to Hawthorn’s culture including opportunities to participate in school decisions, organizing events, celebrations and community service opportunities.  
  • Have fun!

The Hawthorn Advisory Structure

Advisories are divided into 2 Houses:  The Stillman House is named after our Founder, Mary Stillman. And,the Wiens House is named after our Founding Principal, Dr. Robyn Wiens.

Our advisories meet daily. 6,7,8 and 9th graders meet from 2:50-3:39.10th graders meet from 3:16-3:39. Additional time can be used if necessary from 11:50-12:13

On Mondays and Tuesdays, we have academic success and InvestiGirls Tutoring for middle schoolers and 9th grade. In addition, we have Academic Check-In and a school-wide Planner Check.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, we focus on curriculum days (Respect 360, Soft Skills 101, College/Career, WE Schools (7) and Capstone (8).

On Fridays, we have Sisterhood celebrations.

Field Trips

Hawthorn students enjoy a variety of excursions throughout the year.  In most cases, these trips correlate to the classroom.  For example, students learning about heat islands spent an afternoon at the Botanical Gardens and a unit on Civil Rights took us to the Missouri History Museum  We are also able to participate in a variety of activities such as World Food Day, Wyman High Ropes Course, Six Flags, an African drumming concert at the Sheldon and an afternoon at Skate King, that enrich the Hawthorn Community.

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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