Inspire, Develop & Equip

Birchwood School of Hawken equips children to lead a life of becoming – growing, thriving, and flourishing – through the development of intellect and character. Birchwood students are:

Inspired to set goals, be productive, and develop a positive, purposeful, and fulfilling attitude toward life.

Equipped with the highest standards of academic training, including a robust knowledge base, the ability to think critically and creatively, and the skills to be a problem solver.

Taught to know the good, love the good, and do the good.

Able to develop the habits and ethics of hard work, self-discipline, fortitude, and responsibility so they can reach their goals.

For over 30 years, Birchwood’s mission has been to develop character through challenging academics. The foundation of the school’s program is built upon a first class academic curriculum and sound principles for child development based on historical principles corroborated by contemporary research.
“I am grateful for my Birchwood education because I was motivated and encouraged to realize my potential. I now have the building blocks for lifelong achievement.”
A.B. of Cleveland –
Birchwood Graduate