“Our students will imagine and play with new possibilities, ask meaningful questions, find innovative solutions to everyday problems, and create approaches that are novel, useful, and valued by the world around them.”

Sherene Judeh, Principal,
Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop

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About Us

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.

Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop serves 5-8 grade students and families. Our school offers a new approach to learning rooted in strong community and rigorous academic outcomes. We focus on learning across content areas. Our program offers dedicated time to know ourselves and our community well because when we couple our self awareness with our agency, we can make lasting change in service of a more equitable school and world.

Students at HCP-Northrop have more agency about what they are learning, how they are learning it, and how they will use their knowledge and skills. Students work closely with adults to let their passions guide their rigorous academic experience. A student will leave HCP-Northrop with the skills, habits, and confidence to make a lasting impact on their community and their future.

Leadership Team: Sherene Judeh, Principal  |  Stephanie Lee, Math Foundations and Personalized Learning  |  Kate Palmer, Founding Director of Operations


Grades: 5-8

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Enrollment: Now accepting 5th grade applications for the 2018-19 school year! Enroll today!

Location as of August 2018: 4640 17th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: 612-559-6546

Academic and curriculum highlights:

  • Advisory (Crew): All students are known and know each other well. We devote school time each day to building community and striving toward a more equitable world intentionally through our advisory (crew) and community times.
  • Personalized Projects: Students have time built in each day to work on a standards aligned project of their choice. Project parameters and demonstrations of learning are supported by their advisor (crew leader).
  • Agency: Students and adults engage in experiences that helps us to know ourselves well and advocate productively for the changes we want to see in our communities. We have choices of what we learn, how we learn it, and how we show we know our content and ideas.

A day in the life of a student: Click here.

Uniforms: We wear uniforms to unite us as a community, present an equitable learning environment, and reduce distractions. HCP-Northrop uniform is khaki or black pants and an HCP-Northrop branded shirt. Students may wear black shoes with their uniforms.

For more information contact our Director of Enrollment and Admissions:
Ted Dohm, 612-385-7430, tdohm@hiawathaacademies.org