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

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News and Events

List of 3 news stories.

  • Noteworthy Patriotism

    Ben Miyares and his Boy Scouts of America troop 605 packmates took on the responsibility of retiring Birchwood School of Hawken’s American flag. 
    He described the ceremonial process saying,
    When a flag becomes worn and torn, ripped and ragged, it is disrespectful just to throw it away. A special ceremony is used to properly retire it. As a symbol of our nation, it is always to be treated with dignity and respect, even as you are burning it.
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  • Birchwood School of Hawken Alumnae named National Merit Semifinalists

    Congratulations to Jane Nilson ('17) and Shruthi Ravichandran ('17) for being among the 681 students in Ohio to earn National Merit Semifinalists designation. This honor places them in the top one percent of students in the state.
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  • Birchwood Students Win National History Day Competition

    Birchwood School of Hawken students recently competed in the National History Day Contest, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, June 14-20. Rebecca Chin and Abby Gemechu won 4th place for their website on the visual arts of the Harlem Renaissance. Angela D’Souza earned 9th place for her documentary on Myra Merrick, the first female physician in Ohio in the 1800s.
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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.