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