Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls celebrated its first Rising Up Ceremony for graduating 8th grade students on June 1 at Washington University in St. Louis.
Hawthorn is the first all-girls charter school in Missouri and serves middle-school students. This fall, Hawthorn will launch its all-girls high school program. The school was founded in 2015 by Washington University Trustee Mary Danforth Stillman; Washington University is Hawthorn’s sponsor. The Institute for School Partnership has helped develop the school’s curriculum and provides ongoing teacher development. Washington University students serve as tutors and mentors through the Gephardt Institute’s InvestiGirls program.