From your child’s first day at Birchwood School of Hawken, your family is welcomed into the Birchwood community. Ours is a close-knit community that takes the time to get to know our students and their families. We look forward to forming a special relationship with your family that envelops and supports your child. Teachers and staff will ensure that your child is well supported in the classroom, as well as among his or her peers. We are dedicated to working together and in partnership with you to bring out and develop the unique gifts in your child.

We Invite Your Participation

Birchwood is invested in bringing our families into our community. When you join our school community, you automatically join our Parents’ Association. We invite you to become involved in its many dimensions and welcome your volunteer service and support on behalf of all Birchwood students and families. Contact the Parents’ Association at

“Our family was heartily welcomed into the Birchwood community by the head of school, Mr. Debelak, on our daughters first day of kindergarten. Our place in this community has grown stronger each year since that first morning.
Birchwood Parent