Devyn Pittorf teaching a kindergarten class at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park elementary school in the Morris Park area of Minneapolis. Photo: Joe Dickie/Big World Films, via Hiawatha Academies New York Times. Opinion. By Conor P. Williams Dr. Williams, a former first-grade teacher, is an expert on school choice and educational equity June 2, 2018 At Hiawatha Academies’ […]

Press Release MINNEAPOLIS – Hiawatha Academies’ Board of Directors is proud to announce Colette Owens, an accomplished educational leader from St. Louis, as its new executive director. Ms. Owens, a 15-year educator and administrator, will succeed Eli Kramer, who will step down from the position next month. “We are excited to welcome Ms. Owens to […]

MINNEAPOLIS – On April 26, Hiawatha Academies invites families to learn more about its new middle school, Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop (HCP-N). The new middle school campus, which is set to open in the fall of 2018, will welcome 90 fifty grade scholars next school year, and will grow to a full capacity of 360 scholars in grades fifth through eighth over the […]

Hiawatha Academies has canceled school tomorrow, Monday, March 5th, due to the extreme winter weather forecast. This means the following activities and programs are canceled: Classes and programs in all schools All after-school and student programs (including extra-curricular activities, athletics, field trips, and school events) All meetings scheduled at Hiawatha Academies buildings Canceling school is […]

Whether to attend a meeting or while giving a tour to a potential partner for our schools, one thing I always take pride in highlighting is the work of our para-professionals. They are usually roaming the hallways, busy providing one-on-one services to some of our scholars with very unique needs. Their ability to give each […]

Joyce Preschool will offer a program at HLA-Northrop Minneapolis, MN – (Jan. 22, 2018) – Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool will join forces next fall as Joyce opens a new preschool program at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop. Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool have been exploring the possibility of a partnership for the past two years. This […]

Media Contact: Ambar Cristina Hanson Chief External Relations Officer Cell: 612-239-1893 ahanson@hiawathaacademies.org   Hiawatha Academies Executive Director to resign  Search begins for new Executive Director Minneapolis, MN – (Dec. 18, 2017) – Eli Kramer has announced that he will resign from his role as Executive Director of Hiawatha Academies effective June 2018. The search for […]

By BEENA RAGHAVENDRAN , STAR TRIBUNE October 25, 2017 – 10:27 PM Charter high schools in Minneapolis are often tucked away in modest locations, missing all the amenities that come with larger school district high schools. Things will be different at the $27.3 million Hiawatha Collegiate High School campus that opens next fall. There, students […]

Oct 9, 2017, 2:02pm CDT Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 2:51pm CDT Hiawatha Academies building high school at Longfellow’s former soda bottling plant Hiawatha Academies, a network of charter schools in South Minneapolis, has begun construction on a new high school at the site of the former Canada Dry and Shasta bottling plant in the Longfellow neighborhood. […]

The news of the past weeks has left many of our families, staff, and community members with mixed emotions as the future of DACA recipients unfolds. During these trying times, we want to reaffirm Hiawatha Academies’ unequivocal commitment to ensuring a safe educational environment for all students. Last year, in response to the hateful rhetoric […]