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The Hawking Story

The first Hawking STEAM Charter School opened in 2012 in Chula Vista with only 140 students and initially served grades K-3.   The second Hawking STEAM Charter School opened in South San Diego (near San Ysidro) the following school year with 144 students and served grades TK-3.   We have since grown to serve more than 1200 students across those two campuses.  

In August 2019, both schools moved into newly remodeled facilities, with Hawking 1 still serving Chula Vista and Hawking 2 still serving South San Diego/San Ysidro.  With those new facilities, we have been able to expand, and we now serve students in grades K-8 at both schools.  

Our Mission

Hawking STEAM Charter School prepares students for college and career readiness through an integrated Project-based STEAM curriculum that includes social emotional awareness.

Our Vision

Hawking STEAM Charter School’s vision is to ensure that our students are engaged in discovery, exploration, and problem-solving through rigorous Project Based Learning activities, aligned to the Common Core State Standards (“CCSS”) and the Next Generation Science Standards (“NGSS”) that are STEAM-based. We strive to develop our students’ academic, social, and emotional knowledge so they may engage in public discussions, presentations and pursue STEAM-focused careers.

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