About the Mastery School of Hawken Boarding Program

The Mastery School Boarding Program is a great option for local, national, and international students who want to live and learn on a vibrant campus in the heart of University Circle and attend the Mastery School of Hawken. Current 8th and 9th grade students can apply to the Mastery School of Hawken to join in their 9th or 10th grade years. The Mastery School is a perfect school for curious students who want to develop a sense of agency over their education. If you are excited by the idea of working with a world-renowned expert to solve a problem that is relevant to your community, then the Mastery School is the place for you.

Your Home Away from Home
The Mastery School of Hawken’s University Circle campus is steps away from world-class museums, Case Western Reserve University, and one of the world’s top medical districts. Our campus is a collection of 100-year-old mansions that have been carefully converted into classrooms, science labs, and maker spaces. In the middle of our campus is our residential hall, where you will find eight charming dorm rooms, two living rooms, and two kitchens.

Boarding Important Dates

To register for any event, please click on the RSVP links below or through your applicant checklist if you have started the application process.

For more details, email MasteryAdmission@hawken.edu or call (440) 423-8801

Prospective Parent Virtual Visit:
(RSVP Here)
Thursday, 11.2.23, 7:00 PM (on Zoom)

Prospective Parent In-Person Visits:
(RSVP here)
Wednesday, 12.6.23, 9:00 AM
Thursday, 1.4.24, 9:00 AM

Fall Open House:
(RSVP Here)

Sun 11.12.23, 1:00 PM

Spring Open House:
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Sun 4.21.24, 1:00 PM

Boarding Application Deadline: 2.9.24
Boarding Notification: 3.08.24
Boarding Responses Due: 4.10.24

Application Process

The application process for students interested in the boarding program at the Mastery School varies slightly from that of students looking to join the day program. This process strives to ensure that students align well with both the Mastery School academics and the residential program. 

While we encourage all families to visit campus, we understand that this may not be possible for some families. In this case, please reach out to the Mastery School Admission Office to discuss alternatives.

Acceptance to Mastery School of Hawken Boarding Program is dependent on two factors: applicant qualifications and availability of space. Because spaces are limited and the applicant pool is competitive, it is to the candidate’s advantage to complete their application by the admission deadline listed above for entry in the fall of 2024. Applications completed outside this timeline are considered on a rolling admission basis and may be subject to limited space and/or limited Flexible Tuition.

We encourage parents and guardians to join us for one of our Parent Visits on campus or our Virtual Parent visit on November 2, which will be immediately followed by a boarding information session. We also encourage all families to attend the Fall Open House on November 12. The open house will include a special session for those interested in the boarding community as well as a tour of the boarding house.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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  • Are there 7-day, 5-day, and international boarding options?

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