Welcome To Hawthorne Academy. At Hawthorne we strive every day in every way to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. We appreciate your interest in our school and would love to have the opportunity to show you around and answer any questions you may have. Click on the button below to contact us. You can also call, text, email, or send us a Facebook message; we'd love to hear from you.
Our founding organization, Overseas United Education Foundation Inc. (OUEF), was established in 2013 with the goal of founding a school for students from the USA and China, as well as other countries to study and learn together. The board members of OUEF are Chinese Christians and Hawthorne's little chapel building was a key element in their decision to choose this particular campus. There have been multiple obstacles along the way, but God has graciously answered prayers and now Hawthorne Academy is a fully NH licensed private Christian high school. We are so thankful for the many answered prayers.
What do we have to offer? Christ- based quality education with fantastic teachers in a safe rural area. We are small-- this allows us to truly meet the needs of your child. We offer courses in computer science, computer programming, and Mandarin as well as English, Literature, Music, Art, high school level math , science and history courses We offer the opportunity for students to participate in our after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and Drama club. We share chapel time together and pray for each other, as well as for the students in China who are waiting to attend our school. This is the learning environment we can offer your child.
At this time we are in the process to obtain the necessary licensing to enroll international students. Do you want your child to know and care about the needs of people in others countries? Do you want to have a high school that will prepare them for whatever God has planned for them? Do you want them to be missionaries to other countries-- even while living in NH?
I'd like to invite you to be a part of our Hawthorne family, whether by having your child attend or by holding our school in prayer. Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. May God Bless Your Family.
Striving for wisdom,
Growing in knowledge,
Preparing to serve the world for God's glory.
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It is with excitement and pride that we welcome your interest in Hawthorne Academy, a school for grades 9 through 12. With your involvement and assistance, our new school will quickly become a beautiful blossom in the New England educational garden. Our desire is to established an enviable reputation, centered on Christian standards, academic excellence, internationalism, leadership, responsibility, service to others, and outstanding pastoral provision.
By choosing to send your child(ren) to Hawthorne Academy, you have made a commitment to the academy. In order to realize our aims as a school, and more particularly those for your child(ren), we require your full support. Education for all age groups is, in reality, a partnership between staff, students and parents, whereby the learning processes initiated at school are maintained, indeed encouraged, at home. A great part of education is about developing the right work values and practices, and this is where parents can play a crucial, if not definitive, role. Good habits at home will inevitably be translated into good habits at school.
I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit us and to see why this is the right place for your son or daughter. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school.
Board of Trustees
Overseas United Education Foundation
Hong Liu, Nanjing, P.R. China
Bin Lu, Beijing, P.R. China
Qingkuan Lin, Nanjing, P.R. China
Guanghan Liang, Guangzhou, P.R. China
Jiyuan Liu, Long Island City, NY
Zeyuan Liu, Antrim NH
Paul Zhiping Cheng, Newton MA
Zeyuan graduated from New York Institute of Technology in June 2015 with a degree in Electrical Computer Engineering. Two years later, in June 2017 he graduated from New York University with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering .
Zeyuan is a founding board member of Hawthorne Academy. In addition to his role as chief operating officer he also is the Science and Information Communicating Technology Director, and runs our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) club.
Hello, my name is Barbara Berwick and I am blessed to be working at Hawthorne Academy, currently as a teacher and nurse. I have worked as a registered nurse for many years, both in Arizona and New Hampshire, where I’ve served in diverse environments ranging from Native American health care, to specialized rehab, to school nursing and to home health care/hospice.
In addition to my nursing career, I’ve also spent 25 years a teacher, homeschooling all three of my children and now working at Hawthorne.
I am privileged to combine my teaching and nursing experience here at Hawthorne Academy. My greatest desire in life is to be faithful to my Lord Jesus Christ and to do His will. And I know God has great things in store for our school!
Chasing stories is a favorite pastime of mine! Reading and literature are an integral part of culture and society and have been a passion of mine since I was a child. My favorite books have always transported me to new worlds, new cultures, and different times. I have fond memories of dancing across the room with the proud Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Battling and barely escaping orcs with the Hobbits in Lord of the Rings. Pining for puff sleeves with Anne of Green Gables. Escaping chores with Tom Sawyer and learning the differences in culture from various historic novels such as The Good Earth or a recent favorite The Island of Sea Women.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Child Development conc. and a Minor in English from Southern New Hampshire University. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Education (M.Ed.)in English Education at Plymouth University.
I am blessed to be able to be Hawthorne Academy’s Language Arts and Literature teacher. I am excited that I will be able to share my love of literature and learning with the students of Hawthorne.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” -Dr. Seuss
Jim came to us 2 years ago as our Math teacher and co-teacher for Introduction to Programming. Jim has a rich, impressive work history, and a love for the Lord. He earned his Bachelors in 1972 in Mechanical Engineering, and his Master’s in 1986. He has worked as an engineer, had his own business, taught adult education and even taught classes in a prison, just to name a few. Jim has a passion for the Lord and for “building things”. Hawthorne is truly blessed to have Jim on board.
Hello, my name is David Matteson and I recently have had the privilege of being called to serve at Hawthorne Academy as its Principal. I graduated Summa Cum Laude as a History Major from Southern New Hampshire University with a concentration in American History. After serving as Hawthorne Academy's History teacher, I was inspired to continue to develop a school that prepared students for future academic endeavors. My goal is to provide a well rounded education and environment that is enriching, challenging, and loving for our students. In doing so, we can mold life-long learners who promote the Kingdom of Christ.
My passion is in U.S. history and I believe that it is important to protect our American traditions and ideals. This can only be achieved through education and the preservation of the framework set forth by our founding fathers, and the Herculean task God placed before them. I believe that all people can appreciate and understand the freedoms we hold so dearly by studying our past. “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…. they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
Having Grown up in a family of educators, I determined as a college student majoring in Chemistry and Biology, that I did not want to be a teacher. My determination was apparently lacking. Right out of college I taught in a small Christian school for two years. After a wedding plus a few years, I began a 28+ year homeschooling career. That is until my two youngest attended and graduated from Hawthorne Academy during the 2019-2020 school year. I’ve enjoyed having more time to garden, bake, and study the Bible, since their graduation, but I have missed learning along with young people. Hawthorne Academy has blessed our family, so I'm happy to join its staff this year to teach Biology.
Scarborough Hall is one of two dormitories at Hawthorne. Currently, classes take place on the first floor while 44 rooms are available for boarding students on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
Peabody Hall is the 2nd dormitory building building on campus. Eventually this dorm will be for our female students.
Hawthorne has a college-sized gymnasium. Attached to the front of the gymnasium is our classroom building.
Our little chapel building was built in 1877. It is one of the oldest church buildings in NH. The chapel has a new roof, but still needs some significant work to bring it back to its glory. It is the hope of all associated with Hawthorne to see this Chapel fully restored.
The brick portion of this home was built in 1817. The President's House functions as home for our Executive Trustee and his family
The house at the left of this picture was part of a 5-building estate brought together by Wyman Kneeland Flint beginning in 1913. Flint used his property as a summer estate and a gentleman's farm. It later served as the campus of Nathaniel Hawthorne College. Most of his estate is now owned by Hawthorne Academy. The picture also shows one of our students ready for her cross-country skiing lesson.
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