Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Science Laboratories

The Hawthorn Leadership School Foundation purchased and renovated a historic 1924 ­­school building into a 21st century learning environment. Hawthorn is the first all-girls charter school in Missouri, and offers a rigorous hands-on, college-preparatory curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math education.

HERA planned and designed innovative and interdisciplinary STEM spaces that enable problem-based learning pedagogy as well as several extracurricular activities such as robotics and coding and other cross-discipline problem-solving.

Hawthorn is a college preparatory school with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. The school opened in 2015 with 6th and 7th grades, and will add a grade each year until it is fully enrolled in 2020 with 450 girls in 6th through 12th grade.


St. Louis, Missouri


4,500 NSF (science labs)


Plan and develop lab design concepts, design documentation, construction administration assistance