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On February 5, 2015, North Carolina's first School Performance Grades were published. The Hawbridge School earned a grade of 82, which is a high B (85 = A).


The Hawbridge School is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades 5-12. We encourage students from all North Carolina school districts to apply for admission for the 2015-2016 school year.

The State Board of Education and The Hawbridge School Board of Directors have recently approved a pilot 5th grade program that will begin at The Hawbridge School during the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in submitting an application to be added to the waiting list for this program, please complete the application and return it to the school.

Located in a restored mill on the banks of the Haw River in Saxapahaw, we offer an enriched curriculum in environmental studies, the arts, and writing. 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.
We are a bully-free school.

Our innovative, experiential and project-based curriculum, organized around the Common Core, includes four month-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 and Hawbridge Enterprises, student-directed microenterprises that give students hands-on business experience in craftmaking, theater, and organic gardening. And through our HOutdoors 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.


The Hawbridge School
1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC 27340
Mailing Address: PO Box 40, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

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.

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