We are excited to announce that Hiawatha Academies has acquired the property where it will build its permanent home for Hiawatha Collegiate High School. The new high school campus, which is set to open in the Fall of 2018, will welcome over 400 scholars next school year, and will grow to a full capacity of 788 scholars and 84 staff over the next four years.


“Hiawatha Academies is honored to have such dedicated partners for this project,” said Hiawatha Academies’ Chief Operating Officer, Sean Elder. “The future Hiawatha Collegiate High School campus ensures a college preparatory K-12 pathway for all Hiawatha scholars and families.”


This project is made possible with the support of partners including Sunrise Banks | Chase | Propel Nonprofits (formally Nonprofits Assistance Fund) | Partners for the Common Good | Anchor Bank | Charter Schools Development Corporation.
Members of the Minnesota Business Partnership, including Polaris, Xcel Energy, Hubbard Broadcasting, and Dorsey & Whitney LLP, are also dedicating significant resources to the project. For project overview, click here.

Our construction partners include: U+B architecture & design, inc. | Collins Electrical & Technology | Schreiber Mullaney Construction | Yale Mechanical | TenSquare. For planned redevelopment frequently asked questions, click here.

Our scholars will enjoy 102,600 square feet of learning space including 36 classrooms, atrium community spaces, auditorium, stage, state of the art lecture hall, bio and chemistry labs, dance, art and choir rooms, food court and cafeteria, large gymnasium, weight room, locker rooms, and a regulation high school soccer field!

“Our students are so excited about the new building and all of the programmatic possibilities it’ll house,” stated Hiawatha Collegiate’s Founding Principal, Nicole Cooley. “Many have offered valuable input on the layout and design, and they are eager to move in and found something really special.”

We are currently accepting applications for Fall of 2018 at our new location: 3500 E. 28th St., Minneapolis, MN.

If you would like to take a tour of our current High School, now is the time to mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 15 | Wednesday, December 13 | Wednesday, January 17 | February 22, 2018. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and families, and to ask questions and engage in conversations with teachers and staff. Our current location is: 4640 17th Ave., So., Minneapolis, MN 55407. For more information, call 612-547-9056.