At Hawthorn, we understand that our support of the “whole girl” is essential to our student’s growth and development. Our student support team works with our girls and their families to meet the individual needs of each student.
Hawthorn’s leadership team and teachers focus on building a positive school culture with a special emphasis on our core values of integrity and joy. As a relatively new school, Hawthorn students have the privilege of helping to design new traditions such as Spirit Week, Founders Day, VIP Breakfast, Student Ambassadors, 4.0 Club, and Field Day celebrations.
Hawthorn’s counselor and social worker provide support to students and families on an individual basis. They oversee outside counseling providers and outside services such as vision screening. The social worker also coordinates services for students who are covered by the McKinney Vento Act.
The school's faculty and staff manage student discipline issues using a restorative justice model and positive behavior intervention and support.
The Advisory Program – each advisory is made up of a small group of students and a faculty member – becomes a family within a family that provides added support in academics and personal life. Advisors do academic check-ins with their advisees, and Advisory is also a setting for discussion and sharing on a variety of topics, college and career readiness programming, and community service and mentoring programs.
Hawthorn’s Special Education team provides extra academic support for students with individualized approaches designed to ensure academic success. Our SPED teachers push into classes and also pull students out to work one-on-one or in small group settings. They coordinate with the faculty, administration, and students’ families to provide the best support to our students.
Tutoring is available for students on an as-needed basis. Washington University students and other adult volunteers work with students to strengthen their reading and math skills.