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

Hawbridge students are members of our local chapters of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica) and International Thespian Society. Eight years in a row (since we began the program at our school), a Hawbridge student has been the Alamance County representative at the state finals of Poetry Out Loud. In 2017-2018, our two school science fair winners won their division in the regional charter fair and advanced to the state competition. Our middle school students are regular participants in Envirothon and Model UN. And, in 2018and 2019 we sent students to Governor’s School.

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, The Hawbridge School adopted a Place-Based Education model.

Place-based education (PBE) immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum. PBE emphasizes learning through participation in service projects for the local school and/or community. (Source:

Prior Interdisciplinary Units
Read about The Hawbridge School Pottery Interdisciplinary Unit.

2016-2017: The (Haw) River, Power and Privilege

Teamwork during Challenge Day
Teamwork during Challenge Day

2015-2016: Challenge, Migration

2014-2015: Strategy and Revision, Sustainable Energy, Revolution

2013-2014: Sleep and Other Rhythms, Mysteries and Exploration, Superheroes, Folklore

2012-2013: Space, Mount Everest, Metamorphosis, The Future

2011-2012: Observations; Ancient Cultures; Trails; Sea, Land and Sky

2010-2011: Storytelling, Food, Water, Contemporary Innovations

2009-2010: Footprints of the Past, Climate Change, Clothing and Costumes, Sound and Light

2008-2009: Democracy, Community, Education, Health, Creativity

2007-2008: Pottery, Textiles, Rivers, Power and Energy, Sustainable Environment