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A Message from Wendy Hoke
President, Beaumont School

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Welcome to the new and improved website for Beaumont School, where young women learn to change the world.

Our new site will help you to explore where a Beaumont education can take you. Whether on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, the ease of navigation will allow you to learn about our rigorous academic program from our Academic Scholars and International Baccalaureate Program, to our Pre-Engineering and Studio Art programs. Explore the Ursuline tradition and our roots firmly grounded in the tenets of Catholic social teaching and St. Angela Merici's charism (unique gift) of service to others. Tour our rich tradition of developing student athletes into young women of strength, faith and character. And survey our robust offerings of student clubs and extracurricular activities.

As a member of the National Coalition of Girls Schools, we believe that an all-girls' education is about much more than the absence of boys. To our young women, there are no glass ceilings. They have equal opportunity to lead just as their male peers in others schools do. They don’t know a different reality so they don’t question the power of their voices. And they don’t shy away from taking leadership roles in every aspect of their lives. This is what Beaumont does—it creates the space that allows our young women to grow into agents of change.

The Rockefeller Foundation recently conducted a study on how to encourage more women to assume leadership roles. They reported that one of the best ways to create a generation of female leadership is to have more women as role models who can provide support that young women need to redefine the workplace. As I look across the generations of women who have come through Beaumont since 1850, I am struck with how lucky our students truly are. We have 167 years of women who have paved the way for the next generation to follow.

Our alumnae have opened doors, broken ceilings, and overcome preconceptions and barriers persistent for generations. Today’s students have no greater role models than the women with whom they share the Beaumont tradition. The young women of Beaumont know, without question, that they are preparing themselves to be the women who change the world.

As a World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diplomaall Beaumont students receive an exceptional education that encourages critical thinking and student-centered learning with a world view. The majority of the faculty has been trained in IB and the use of learner profiles that put the students at the center of learning.

Every day I am watching our students evolve into tomorrow’s leaders that will bring to the table not only intellectual stamina, but also a sense of empathy for those around them. They bring not only their ability to solve problems in the world, but also a strong voice, one that values and champions inclusion.

Come see Beaumont in action for yourself. Learn from our students and faculty how a Beaumont education can stir the imagination. Here are some ways you can engage with us immediately.

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Wendy Hoke, President

Wendy Hoke is the fifth President of Beaumont School. Wendy received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Before arriving at Beaumont, she was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center for more than eight years. Wendy’s early career included 18 years as an award-winning, Cleveland-based writer and editor. She was a Peter Jennings Fellow and a Society for Professional Journalists Distinguished Service Award winner. Wendy was a panelist for Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative in Cleveland. She served on the Board of Campus District Inc. and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Wendy brings to Beaumont her belief in educational empowerment for young women and her support of the Ursuline Mission. She and her husband Dan live in Bay Village. They have three sons, Ryan, Patrick and Michael.