Hawken School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Northeast Ohio. The school’s founder and namesake, James A. Hawken, opened his school for boys in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood in 1915 Hawken currently has two main campuses, the Lower and Middle Schools in Lyndhurst and the Upper School in Gates Mills, plus a third, an urban campus in University Circle, The Sally & Bob Gries Center for Experiential and Service Learning, which is utilized by all grade levels.
Hawken’s motto is quoted from John Lancaster Spalding’s Education and the Higher Life: “That the better self shall prevail, and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life”. With this precept, it’s no surprise when Hawken started their recent expansion of their lower school, that they reached out to us for our services. The expansion included 12+ classrooms, The Music and Art Center and 2 communal spaces Taplin Lobby and Hurwitz Hall.