Flexible Tuition / Cleveland Scholarship

Flexible Tuition

Birchwood School of Hawken’s need-based flexible tuition program is designed to make a Birchwood School education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Birchwood School is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts. Click here for more information about our flexible tuition program. 

Deadlines for the 2024-25 School Year

  • Application Deadline (new families) - January 12, 2024
  • Notification Date (new families) - February 9, 2024
  • Rolling Admission Date - Due with Admission Application
  • Current Family Due Date - November 3, 2023
  • Current Family Notification Date - January 12, 2024
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $55 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application to review any additional documents that may be required for your family to submit. 
The deadline for completing the financial aid application for Birchwood School including relevant supplemental documents is January 12, 2024.
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at support@claritytuition.com in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also available fully translated into Spanish.

Cleveland Scholarship

Birchwood School of Hawken partners with the Cleveland Scholarship Program offering families who live in the City of Cleveland a choice and chance at the best educational opportunities available beginning in kindergarten.

Click here for more information and how to apply for the Cleveland Scholarship Program.

PLEASE NOTE: beginning this year, we will require our families that receive consideration from Birchwood School for the balance of tuition through the Cleveland Scholarship Program, to complete the Clarity Application. It is our hope that Birchwood’s partnership with Clarity Tuition will provide you with a positive experience, less time spent on the application, and more time spent with your family.

We are Available to Help

We can assist Cleveland families interested in participating in the Cleveland Scholarship Program as well as families who would like additional information on applying for Flexible Tuition. Please email Director of Admission Linda Miyares at admission@birchwoodschool.org.
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