Beaumont Day of GivingJanuary 28, 2022

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A Message from Wendy Hoke
President, Beaumont School

Welcome to Beaumont!

There has never been a more vital time to be involved in the mission of educating young women. 

The world is co-ed, but these four years at Beaumont prepare young women to be full, equal participants in that co-ed world academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Girls and boys learn differently. Research* shows that girls in an all-girls school are more likely to pursue STEM subjects, more likely to choose diverse careers, and more likely to earn higher salaries. Girls and women want to make a difference. They have a basic human need to create and in an all-girls school they get to think about and solve problems that have an impact on our world in an environment built just for them. 

Everything we do is designed for them—the buildings, curriculum, athletic spaces, retreats and service opportunities, and extracurricular opportunities. Beaumont enables young women to take intellectual risks, be a leader, learn about building consensus, solve a problem, and give it all a go in a dynamic place that helps them to build their confidence for that co-ed world that awaits them in college and beyond.

As we witness the growth of our Beaumont students, I’m reminded of the comments of Rachel Simmons, author of the book, “Enough as She Is.” She says, “As we teach girls how to think, we build their skills to resist a culture that undermines their belief in their intelligence and belonging.”

At Beaumont School, young women know who they are. They are challenged in all the right ways to discover a passion for what they will do in this life that comes right from their core. Just like the 7,000 alumnae who went before them, Beaumont women are fired by a passion to change the world in big and small ways. 

Empowerment also means being a global citizen. Our young women don’t just see the world through mission and cultural trips, but also seek to understand by engaging in dialogue and discourse and asking questions such as, “How am I part of the whole? How can I be part of the solution?” 

Two foundational elements support this dynamic learning environment – our Catholic faith and our International Baccalaureate (IB) approach to teaching and learning. Both elements focus on reflection that leads to change. Both profess belief in the value of each individual and the formation of the whole child. 

IB requires the very best of students and teachers. We are asked to reflect, care, commit and learn deeply. IB is not just knowledge acquisition, but critical thinking. In other words, IB is about more than results, it’s about being brave, finding things out for yourself, and developing a lifelong passion for learning. Something magical happens when you put the student at the center of learning. 

As an Ursuline school, Beaumont is welcoming of young women from all faiths and no faith. St. Angela Merici says, “We recognize and thank God for the gift that you are.”  At Beaumont, you are invited to develop a personal relationship with God; develop holistically as an individual; embrace the dignity and uniqueness of each person; understand the importance of courtesy and kindness; foster the courage and confidence to live in justice and truth; and develop a caring and respectful attitude towards self, others, and the environment.

You belong at Beaumont. When you commit to our community, you join a sisterhood for life. 

Visit our Admissions tab, schedule a visit, check us out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn, and find out how you can learn to change the world!

In St. Angela,

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Mrs. Wendy Hoke
President

*National Coalition of Girls’ Schools 

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.