I entered Hawken in 9th grade and was struck by how the staff and faculty (even teachers I never took a class with) made me feel like they knew me well and cared personally about my education. I found myself not only really engaged in learning, but truly happy and comfortable in school for the first time ever. The skills I learned, both in and out of class, have served me well. More importantly, the freedom I was given to explore and discover on my own has served me well. Hawken immediately felt like 'home' to me, and the four years I spent there proved key to many things later in life. Now, I am a Hawken parent, with a son in first grade. I'm experiencing the Lower School through his eyes and I'm constantly reminded of what a marvelous and unique place it truly is. I'm very proud to support the school, as it has always proudly supported me.
Andrew Rothman '94
Hawken Alumnus & Parent