Hiawatha Academies Unites K-8 Program at Northrop Campus

At Hiawatha Academies, each day is a promise: to live out our vision for a great school for every child. As we launch our three-year strategic plan, we recommit to ensuring that every day each Hiawatha Academies classroom is a place of deep student engagement and rigorous learning. To do so requires a consistent experience […]

Teacher Spotlight – Marisol Rojas

Marisol Rojas is a 4th grade homeroom teacher at Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park (HLA-MP). What makes her work at Hiawatha Academies special is a strong community of educators, a clear networkwide focus on instructional goals, and strong partnerships with families. Marisol works closely with her team of 4th grade homeroom teachers, four paraeducators, […]

The Power of Reading: Partnership with Groves Academy

Setting scholars up for success at an early age equips them with the knowledge, character, and leadership to thrive in school and graduate from college. That is why we focus on a robust elementary educational program that includes teaching scholars the building blocks of reading. In fall 2019, Hiawatha began a three-year partnership with Groves […]

Hiawatha Academies cancels activities on January 17

After-school activities have been canceled at Hiawatha Academies today, January 17, due to expected snowfall. This means the following activities and programs are canceled:  Athletics Clubs  Events  Service-learning projects  Field trips Detentions  Meetings scheduled in Hiawatha Academies buildings  For updated school closing information, please visit hiawathaacademies.org or our Facebook page.  Your scholar’s safety is our […]

Scholar Spotlight- Luke Frelix

Seated across a desk at Hiawatha College Prep – Kingfield (HCP-K), Luke was collected and ready. He wore a quiet, attentive smile alluding to a maturity far beyond his years. Luke Anthony Frelix, age 13, is in 8th grade and already has his sights set on attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ Mechanical Engineering […]

HCP-Northrop Launches Principal Hiring Process

We regret to announce that Sherene Judeh, the Founding Principal of Hiawatha College Prep – Northrop (HCP-N), steps down from her role as of December 20. Sherene has led the school through its founding and has consistently brought deep care for students, families, and staff at HCP-N. We thank Sherene for her leadership of HCP-N […]

College Is For Everyone

“At the time I moved away to attend Washington University in St. Louis, it wasn’t the experience that all of my friends were having,” said Colette Owens, Executive Director at Hiawatha Academies. Being from a majority working-class neighborhood and growing up in a multi-racial household in Canton, Ohio, Owens, like many people in her community, […]

Hiawatha Reflects on 2019 State Accountability Results

Dear Hiawatha Family, August 29, 2019- Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released statewide results for North Star, the Minnesota school accountability system. This system looks at a variety of factors including MCA Proficiency, English Language Proficiency, Academic Growth, and Consistent Attendance. Today we celebrate where our Hiawatha Academies scholars have grown tremendously, and […]


Considerando: Que la visión de igualdad de Hiawatha Academies es “Para respetar la humanidad de todas las personas, interrumpimos activamente la desigualdad sistémica en busca de un mundo justo”; Que Hiawatha Academies está comprometida con el éxito de todos los estudiantes independientemente de su estatus migratorio, etnicidad, raza, religión, orientación sexual, habilidad, identidad sexual y […]


Whereas, Hiawatha Academies equity vision is that “To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world”; Whereas, Hiawatha Academies is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, sex and gender identity, socioeconomic status or beliefs; Whereas, at Hiawatha Academies we […]