Mindy Roth / September 10, 2020

The story behind the “M”

This M comes directly from the pen of James Hawken. We found it on a “Character Card” he composed for one of  Hawken’s first students. 

When we were looking for the first M for the Mastery School of Hawken, Scott Looney, our current Head of School, had a brilliant idea: the M should belong to our founder and visionary.

After all, as new as the Mastery School is, we can also draw a direct line from James Hawken’s vision of what school should feel like and what contributions it should make to its students and to the community.

It also feels right that The Mastery School of Hawken is some 700  yards from Hawken’s original 1915 home on Ansel Road near what we now call University Circle. 

Not only does The Mastery School return us to our geographical roots, but it also extends our commitment to Mr. Hawken’s forward-focused vision of what school should be and do.

The first M belongs to James Hawken. The next one belongs to you, our students.