The Hawbridge School is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades 5-12 (4-12 beginning with the 2017-2018 school year). We encourage students from all North Carolina school districts to apply for admission for the 2017-2018 school year.
Located in a restored mill on the banks of the Haw River in Saxapahaw, we’re a leader in the outdoor classroom movement, and our highly qualified, deeply committed faculty includes scientists, mathematicians, a composer, writers, editors, performers, visual artists, graphic designers, and a local (very local) radio personality–all of them highly accredited and committed to research-driven education.
Our faculty-designed Hawbridge Model involves differentiated, individualized instruction to foster academic, behavioral, emotional and social development; interdisciplinary teaching; discovery-based learning; and most importantly, sustaining a community where everyone feels appreciated and included.
Our innovative, experiential and project-based curriculum, organized around the Common Core, includes two semester-long interdisciplinary units each year, involving renowned guest speakers, student-led performances, and off-the-beaten-path field trips.
Extracurricular programs include a full slate of clubs, student-directed micro-enterprises and internships that give students hands-on business experience in craft-making, theater, and organic gardening. And through our Hawbridge Outdoors program, students, faculty, and parent chaperones go hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, ziplining, rock climbing and ice-skating on a variety of weekend excursions.
We are a bully-free school.