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– growing, thriving and flourishing – 
through the development of intellect and character.
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News and Events

List of 3 news stories.

  • The Birchwood School of Hawken Power of the Pen team.

    Birchwood 7th & 8th Graders Scribe Their Way to Success at Power of the Pen Districts

    Birchwood School of Hawken students let their ink do the talking at the Power of the Pen Northern Region District 2 competition as both of their teams earned top-three honors. Birchwood’s eighth-grade team won first overall while the seventh grade placed third overall.

    Around 180 students representing 22 area schools competed at the tournament, held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Raphael Catholic School, in Bay Village.

    Each Birchwood team was made up of six members with one or two alternates designated for each team. In all, Birchwood School of Hawken brought 15 students to the tournament.
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  • Pair of Birchwood Students Place in Stone Soup Magazine Contest

    Two Birchwood School of Hawken seventh-graders earned recognition from Stone Soup magazine for December entries in its monthly Flash Fiction writing contest. Chrysanthi Constantinou’s entry earned Winner honors and Andrew Khawam earned Honorable Mention for the same age category. 
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  • Birchwood Alums Attending Hawken Match as Questbridge Scholars

    Congratulations to Birchwood Class of '20 alumni and current Hawken Upper School juniors Andres Moreno, Quiwen Wu, and Rebecca Chin. All three matched with a prospective college from the Questbridge Program.

    The program provides a full-ride scholarship, including tuition, room and board, and all fees. In addition, there is a mentorship network that supports the students in and out of college. 
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Birchwood School of Hawken is a member of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Birchwood School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.