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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.

  • Birchwood Students Earn National Recognition for Spanish Skills

    Eleven eight-grade Birchwood students attained national recognition for their excellent scores on the National Spanish Examinations.

    Silver medal: Chloe Leng

    Bronze medal: Lydia Chen Manan Raina 

    Honorable mention: Jad Alsouss, Shreeyans Bhavaraju, Cadence Gou, Dilan Nadkarni, Nadine Nouraldin, Jennifer Song, Reyna Uechi, and  Ryan Vaziri
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  • Birchwood Students Win Top Honors for Latin

    This March Birchwood Latin students took the National Latin Exam along with students across the United States and around the world. Many earned gold and silver medals and Omar Elbadawy (7th grade) earned a coveted “Perfect Paper” award, just the second in the school’s history.

    Gold medal and a summa cum laude certificate:
    Angela D'Souza (7th grade)
    Omar Elbadawy (7th grade)
    Jordan Gordon (7th grade)

    Silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate:
    Arsheya Ahuja (7th grade)
    Cadence Guo (8th grade)
    Aanya Lakireddy (7th grade)
    Siya Lakireddy (7th grade)
    Areesha Nouman (7th grade)
    Michael Zhu (7th grade)

    Cum laude certificate:
    Su-Kyi Ng (7th grade)
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  • Birchwood Team Headed to Future Problem Solving International Competition

    Birchwood students participated in the virtual State Bowl of Future Problem Solving in April. Their ingenuity in tackling massive problems such as youth in competitive sports, wearable technology, human environmental impact, and personalized medicine earned them many awards and an invitation to the International Bowl for one team. We are so proud of these students whose entries placed in the top of each category. 
    Junior 4th place team: Joshua Chen (6th grade), Joshua Gordon (6th grade), Lorn Mahoney (6th grade), Jonathan Samulak (6th grade)
    Intermediate 2nd place team, invited to the International Bowl: Lydia Chen (8th grade ), Cadence Guo (8th grade), Omar Issa (8th grade), Chloe Leng (8th grade), Manan Raina (8th grade)
    Intermediate 2nd place- Cadence Guo (8th grade)
    Intermediate 3rd place- Jordan Gordon (7th grade)
    Intermediate 5th place- Ryan Vaziri (8th grade)
    Scenario Writing:
    Junior 1st place- Joshua Gordon (6th grade) for “The HyperWatch”
    Junior 2nd place Manya Raina (6th grade) for “Fed Up”
    Intermediate 2nd place- Jordan Gordon (7th grade) for “The Dust Storm”
    Intermediate 3rd place- Sinan Haufe (8th grade) for “Silver”
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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.