About

The Hawbridge School is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades k-12. We encourage students from all North Carolina school districts to apply for admission.

From the mill to the hill! Our lower school (k-7) is located in a restored mill on the banks of the Haw River in Saxapahaw. This building served as our only location for close to two decades. In 2021, we expanded with a second building across the road to serve our upper school (8-12).

Our faculty-designed Hawbridge Model involves differentiated, individualized instruction to foster academic, behavioral, emotional and social development; interdisciplinary teaching; outdoor and place-based education; and most importantly, sustaining a community where everyone feels appreciated and included.

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. 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. Hawbridge Sports allows students to compete in soccer, cross country, girls volleyball, basketball, and ultimate frisbee competitions.


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington, DC 20250-9410

Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”


We are a bully-free school.