Our mission is to equip children to lead a life of becoming 
– growing, thriving and flourishing – 
through the development of intellect and character.
Potential is a Gift
Excellence is a Habit








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News and Events

List of 3 news stories.

  • Eighteen Students Receive Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

    Eighteen Birchwood 8th grade students received Awards and recognition from the 2022 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition. They were selected from hundreds of local participants from area schools in seventh through twelfth grade. Four students received the Gold Award which qualifies their work to advance to the national competition. National Awards will be announced on March 17, 2022 at artandwriting.org.
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  • Patriot’s Pen Essay Winners

    Congratulations to Omar Elbadawy (1st place), Areesha Nouman (2nd place), and Benjamin Miyares (Honorable Mention) for their winning entries in the 2nd Annual Patriot’s Pen essay contest.  They submitted their essays to the Strongsville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and have all advanced to the district competition. Participating students had to write pieces that answered the question, “How Can I Be A Good American?” Click here to see the Birchwood winning essays.
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  • Student Poems Published in National Magazine

    Congratulations to Cara Coppa, Raina Roy Augustin, and Brinley Adamich for having their poems chosen for publication by Spider Magazine. Participating students wrote poems about the tastiest kind of noodles. Their award-winning entries will appear in the January edition of the magazine. To see the winning Birchwood entries, visit https://bit.ly/3m4qLnN
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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.