After spending over 30 years in leased locations, Hamlin Robinson School constructed our current building and moved onto the campus in June, 2015.
Our facility was specially designed for our programs and for our students. Everything; from the classroom designs, to the natural lighting, to the noise reduction capabilities, helps fulfill the mission of our school.
In 2013, HRS was notified it was losing the lease at the TT Minor location and needed a new home. The HRS Board (with support from their committees) acquired property; designed a campus with a focus on our students’ needs; raised money to build our new building; and made it possible for us to move-in exactly one year after breaking ground. Capital campaign commitments began in 2013 and raised $9+ million dollars. A remarkable feat for any organization – and particularly for a school without a significant capital campaign in its 30+ year history.
The capital campaign not only yielded our amazing campus – designed specifically for our students and programs – it aided in the acquisition of additional properties to our north and south. The southern property now holds the Joan Beauregard play fields and pavilion. Use of the northern property is being considered in long term strategic plans for the school.
In 2019, HRS announced the purchase of the Oberto property along Rainier Avenue to the east of the school. In June of that year, the HRS Board of Trustees voted to build a new middle school with an expanded learning center on the property. The new building is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year.