Primary Developmental Priority:
Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.
Secondary Developmental Priority:
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.
What Hawthorn School says: Hawthorn educates its students in academic excellence and character formation by providing the necessary means to grow in knowledge, virtue and responsibility. Freedom and responsibility require an informed intellect, a strong will, and emotional tranquility. The school integrates all aspects of formation - intellectual, spiritual, human, and social - within a liberal arts education. Our formal educational goal describes this as an integral education, and places special emphasis on the development of natural virtues.