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About

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.


Upcoming Events

  1. Spring Break – No School

    March 27 - March 31
  2. Fifth Annual Silent Auction

    April 13 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Good Friday – No School

    April 14
  4. No School

    April 17
  5. National Honor Society Induction

    April 24 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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