Hawthorn Elementary School South focuses on the academic and social development of students in kindergarten through grade five. It offers band, orchestra and art programs. The school operates a library that features a variety of reading and reference materials. Hawthorn Elementary School South is governed by Hawthorn School District 73, which operates several elementary and middle schools, including Aspen Elementary School, Townline Elementary School and Hawthorn Middle School North. The district provides various sports and athletic activities that include basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer, softball, volleyball, wrestling, and track and field. It offers food, health and transportation services. Hawthorn School District 73 operates a parent-teacher organization that works for students welfare.