About Hawthorn School

Hawthorn is the only independent, Catholic-inspired, all-girl school in Toronto. We are also the only girls’ school that provides a “small-school experience”, where each girl is known, participates and flourishes in every aspect of school life.

In 1989, a group of parents and educators founded a school specifically for the purpose of educating the whole person. The founders dreamed of a school that would recognize parents as the first and most important educators in their children’s lives. They envisioned equal priority being given to the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of character. Today, Hawthorn is part of an international network of similar schools, around the world, that provide an integral education.

Our Mission

Work closely with parents in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Provide a unique, well-rounded education that develops both character and intelligence, so that our students become confident women of integrity and faith committed to the betterment of society.

Our Vision for 2020

Distinguish the school through our well-rounded academic experience that encourages an open, optimistic, fearless pursuit of truth; based on close collaboration of parents, teachers, staff, and alumnae. Continue to grow through key investments in our facilities, targeted marketing, and outreach to international students. Build on Hawthorn’s strong community by providing creative opportunities for greater connection.