Hawken Upper School


About Our High School

Founded in 1915, Hawken School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed day school of 1,400 students, toddler - grade 12, located on two campuses in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland and a campus on Cleveland’s west side. Hawken recently opened The Mastery School of Hawken in University Circle.

Hawken offers nationally-recognized programming and non-traditional schedules to support experiential learning and innovative teaching. Partnerships with world-renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities and connect students to local and global communities. Immersive experiences including honors-level engineering and entrepreneurship and STEMM internships instill skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.

The Upper School campus in Gates Mills (grades 9 -12) features a modern academic building with a fabrication lab, a media and communications lab, a science center, and more. The athletic complex includes two gyms and a swimming pool, a ropes course, a weight room, a wrestling room, 8 tennis courts, turf fields, a stadium, and a track. The campus, along with the unique schedule give the Upper School a college campus vibe.

School Type


School Focus

Character & Intellect


516 Students

Average Classroom Size

15 Students


Scholarships & Financial Aid Available


Hawken students are more than twice as likely to get into top national university and liberal arts colleges.

Contact Info

School Address:
12465 County Line Rd.
Chesterland OH 44026

School Phone:
(440) 423-2955

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Enrollment Contact Info:
Hayley Rivchun
Assistant to the Director of Upper School Admission

Additional Info

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