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Our School

Started in 2000, Hope Academy is a Christ-centered day school serving nearly 400 students in inner city Minneapolis with a remarkable, God-centered education. Our lower school serves students in grades K-5, while our upper school is composed of students in grades 6-12.

*As of 2013-2014, we have had two graduating classes, and all 25 of our graduates have been accepted at 2- and 4-year schools.!

Our Mission

To foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.

Our Vision

Believing that all children are created for God's glory and endowed by him with an inalienable potential to acquire wisdom and knowledge, Hope Academy covenants with urban families to equip their children to become the responsible, servant leaders of the 21st Century. Committed to the truth, discipline, and values of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Hope Academy pursues this aim by mobilizing educational, business, and community leaders towards the important goal of serving the children of Minneapolis with a remarkable education, permeated with a God-centered perspective. kids in classroomThis inter-denominational school will seek to unleash kingdom citizens who work for justice, economic opportunity, racial harmony, hope for the family, and joy in the community.


The student body reflects the rich diversity of the city of Minneapolis. Class sizes are limited to only 20 students per class.

Teaching Faculty

Hope Academy has carefully selected master teachers with a passion for God and a heart for the needs of urban youth. Teacher aides are employed to support reading and math instruction.


The Academy's educational plan emphasizes equipping students with the basic tools of learning within a God-centered view of life. A classical education model is followed to give students a foundational knowledge of language, mathematics, science, history, and the arts. Emphasis in the Upper School is placed on mastering a college preparatory curriculum, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills and developing eloquence in both the written and spoken word.

kids at whiteboardForeign Language

Starting in fourth grade, all students receive instruction in basic Latin vocabulary and grammar. Beginning in ninth grade, students take Spanish.


Currently located at 2300 Chicago Avenue South, we are committed to providing a clean, safe and secure learning environment for our students.


Students wear attractive uniforms each day. Uniforms differ for three age groups (grades K-5; grades 6-8; and grades 9-12).


Bus transportation is provided free of charge to students living within the boundaries of Minneapolis.

School Lunches

A hot lunch is available for all students and is provided free of charge to those qualifying for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.


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