Hiawatha Leadership Academy Northrop


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop was founded in 2013 and currently serves Kindergartners through fourth-grade scholars. Our school utilizes best practices shown to support children as they develop the skills they need for success in college and life. These include collaboration, achievement, responsibility, empathy, and self discipline.  We blend our college-preparatory curriculum with a social justice focus, ensuring our scholars gain insights on what it means to be engaged citizens and civic leaders.

Leadership Team: Nate Manaen, Principal  | Erin Abbott, Assistant Principal  |  Sarah Hanson, Dean of Operations


Grades: K-4

Student hours: M-Th: 7:25 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
F: 7:25 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Office hours: M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Enrollment: 390

Location: 1611 E. 46th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55407 (map)

Phone: 612-455-4004

Curriculum: College preparatory curriculum with a special emphasis on thematic learning and promoting global stewardship

Values: C.A.R.E.S.: Collaboration, Achievement, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self Discipline

Mascot: Our NARWHAL mascot reflects our desire to instill a steadfast determination in our scholars to utilize their unique insights so as to understand the deeper meaning of things.

Uniforms: We wear uniforms to unite us as a community, present an equitable learning environment, and reduce distractions. The HLA-Northrop uniform consists of khaki slacks and a teal or green HLA-Northrop branded shirt.