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 Transitional Kindergarten through grade 12 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.