Every step of the way, K-12

Why Hiawatha Academies?

Hiawatha Academies is a network of five schools serving scholars K-12. We believe in seeing our scholars through to college by having a cohesive K-12 experience, investing in strong curriculum and developing amazing teachers to move our mission forward.


Open Enrollment

Hiawatha Academies is a K-12 school that offers your child a unique educational experience that’s challenging, yet fun, and designed to fully prepare them for college. We foster learning habits in our scholars at an early age by allowing them to explore their interests, teaching a robust curriculum with results, and hiring teachers who are truly passionate about education and developing our youth.

In addition to readying your child for college, at Hiawatha, it’s also our mission to develop the character., skill and leadership of all our scholars to become college-ready, change their lives and change society.

College Preparatory

Our scholars benefit from a cohesive curriculum that is designed to give them the education and tools they need for college right from Kindergarten. By laying the foundational learning habits and building upon it, Hiawatha truly provides a K-12 experience. Those in middle school and high school benefit from our challenging college preparatory courses, college seminars that are specially designed to encourage them to develop transferable skills that will help them succeed in college and beyond.

What it means to close the Opportunity Gap

Minnesota has the nation’s second highest achievement gap in reading and math between white students and those of color.

We recognize this gap as being due to differences in opportunity and not ability. Therefore, we have a mission to close this opportunity gap by creating an equitable system of education for all scholars and by providing a welcoming space for scholars and their families from all cultures and backgrounds.

Are you in our Transportation Zone?

Hiawatha Academies offers school bus transportation to and from school in the area marked below for students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. High school students receive Metro Transit cards to take public transportation to and from school.

Hiawatha Academies K-8 Transportation Service Area, beginning August 2020



As a public charter school, like any public school, our services are free including tuition. In addition, we also provide:

  • Transportation at no cost
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • K-12 network. We see your child from kindergarten through 12th grade and after!
  • School curriculum and culture that prepare scholars for college, life, and leadership
  • 133 dedicated teachers who respect scholars and build nurturing relationships with them
  • Uniforms – so that all child enters our doors as a community

We find that with these basic necessities are taken care of, our scholars and families can focus more on learning and fully enjoying the school experience.

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