On August 28 the Costa Mesa Middle School Enclave officially celebrated its ribbon cutting and opened its doors to students in the Fall. The ceremony acknowledged the hard work of everyone involved in the project and our very own Kevin Wilkeson attended and spoke at the event on HMC’s behalf. Steve Wilkerson, Julie Strauss and former HMC employees Bill Catron and Mitchell De Jarnett were also in attendance. Tours of the new and improved campus took place after the ceremony, which allowed future students, parents and faculty to explore and become more familiar with the new facilities. Seventh grade registration took place prior to the event which made for a great turn-out.


Originally designed in the 1960s, the new Middle School Enclave recaptures the clarity of the school’s plan by orienting the new classroom wing parallel to those of the existing campus. This project provides a complete middle school campus connected to the existing Costa Mesa High School. Fitting into the existing campus while providing a separate enclave for the middle school was the challenge for this project.

New features of the middle school are:

// New Administration/Humanities Building
// New Exploring Technology Lab
// New Math/Science Facilities
// New Middle School Quad
// New Parent Drop Off Lane
// New Bus Drop Off Lane
// Removal of Existing Lyceum
// New Campus Entry