About Hawthorn

Hawthorn is the only independent, Catholic-inspired, all-girl school in Toronto. We are also the only girls’ school that provides a “small-school experience”, where each girl is known, participates and flourishes in every aspect of school life

Hawthorn provides a classical liberal arts education that is university preparatory.

Integral Education

Cultural Literacy

Critical Thinking

Growth in Virtue

Hawthorn School for Girls Exterior Photo

Our Mission

Work closely with parents in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Provide a unique, well-rounded education that develops both character and intelligence, so that our students become confident women of integrity and faith committed to the betterment of society.


In 1989, a group of parents and educators founded a school specifically for the purpose of educating the whole person. The founders dreamed of a school that would recognize parents as the first and most important educators in their children’s lives. They envisioned equal priority being given to the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of character. Today, Hawthorn is part of an international network of similar schools, around the world, that provide an integral education.

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