Academic Excellence

At Birchwood School of Hawken we believe that academic excellence for each student is closely connected to what we call the “cycle of success.”
By providing children with meaningful intellectual challenges that are benchmarked based on their ability each child is:
  1. Appropriately challenged
  2. Required to invest energy and effort
  3. Likely to achieve success
This success cycle is implemented in all grades and across all subject areas including language arts, mathematics, reading, science, social studies, technology, and foreign languages. This not only enables student growth in each subject, but more importantly develops a growing sense of competency, self-worth, and enthusiasm for learning.
“We recognize the potential in each child and the development of this potential begins at an early age.
Charles Debelak – 
Head of School