Apply to Birchwood

To begin the application process at Birchwood School of Hawken, email the Director of Admissions Linda Miyares at She can outline the process as well as answer any questions you may have. For information regarding Flexible Tuition and the Cleveland Scholarship Program for residents of the City of Cleveland, please click here.

Families interested in applying for the 2022-23 school year should begin their applications in the fall of 2021 and note the deadlines below:

Application Deadline Preschool-Grades 8 January 14, 2022
Flexible Tuition Deadline Grades K-8 January 14, 2022
Notification of Admission All Grades February 11, 2022
Responses Due All Grades February 25, 2022

Apply Online

If you would like to apply to Birchwood School, please click below to get started. The application deadline is January 14, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.

Apply Online

Submit Required Forms

Along with an online application, email (to the appropriate completed form/documents that pertain to your child(ren):

Schedule Parent/Student Conversation

After an application has been submitted, schedule a preschool/kindergarten screening or parent/student conversation.

Parental Interview

Parents will meet with a school administrator following the screening or parent/student conversation.

Notification of Admission

Notification of admission decisions will be given via phone or mail on February 11, 2022. Once notification of admission is given, signed enrollment agreements are due along with the grade registration fee by February 25, 2022. Also, for each child enrolling, a birth certificate and a child medical record/immunization form are required. Preschool students are also required to complete a child medical history and child medical statement form. Incoming seventh grade students are required to complete an additional certificate of immunization.

See below:

Forms may be emailed to Linda Miyares at or mailed to:

Birchwood School of Hawken
4400 W 140th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
“We feel indebted to Birchwood’s faculty for instilling a love of learning in our children. We are confident that sending our children to Birchwood was one of the best educational investments we could have made as parents.
Chen Lung & Litao Hsieh 
Birchwood Parents