Creativity + stellar academics + nice families + fantastic principal = Hawthorne.
I have been at the school for over 10yrs now and it continues to get better - there is a true commitment to excellence, our principal and teachers are always looking for ways to improve the quality of learning.
The community of teachers,students, and parents at Hawthorne is outstanding. My son has attended for the past eight years, and it's been a wonderful experience. We have made friends for life at Hawthorne.
Great School very well balanced classes, the Kids are so enthusiastic friendly charming and outgoing. They deserve to win.
I love Hawthorne Scholastic Academy because of all it offers to everyone who enters the door. Our administration, teachers, and community of parents work hard every day to ensure that our children learn to be creative with what is printed on the pages of a text book. This type of undertaking and commitment is visible in our children s experience at our public school every day. Hawthorne you rock !!
Great teachers and leadership from our principal. Teachers who really care about our children and their educational development, teaching them to think for themselves in a creative manner.
Hawthorne is an amazing school where the teachers and staff are dedicated to our children. and committed to our children. There
Committed and skilled teachers ... caring and concerned administration open to new ideas and supportive of teachers ... incredible parent group that supports the school's mission
amazing school spirit, family culture, student centric administration, energizing prinicpal, teachers who focus on the students, and so much more.
Great teachers, nurturing support system, active parent group! need i say more!!!
Outstanding principal, vice principal, teachers, and staff; parental involvement, general enthusiasm for learning throughout!
We are disappointed in this school. The pressure put on the children is outrageous. There is far too much emphasis on test scores and not enough emphasis on teaching children how to learn. They are treated more like inmates by being denied outdoor recess. In a two month time period, the kids only had 3 outdoor recesses! There are dozens of studies that stress the need for kids to have time to run around so they can concentrate in class.
Just -- flat out -- an outstanding school with dedication and love from top to bottom: the principal and the teachers -- this is the way a good school should be run, we're very happy to have our son going to Hawthorne!
We are thrilled to be at Hawthorne. The Kindergarten teachers are incredible, using the latest research to guide their reading and writing instruction. I still can't believe such a terrific school exists in the city of Chicago!
I love the school because it is academically challenging, and also includes art, music, movement, theater, and many other subjects neccessary for proper education and enlightenment. The school offers all of this and is also very culturally and economically diverse. This is a great school! My kids love it as well.
I am going to 8th grade, my final year at Hawthorne. It has been an amazing 8 years, the teachers care for you so much but they also make sure you stay focus and learn as much as possible. I am going to be truly sad when i leave for highschool but i am totally sure that Hawthorne will/has prepared me great for my future.
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