About Us

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.

Hiawatha College Prep – Northrop(HCP-N) currently serves grade 5 & 6 scholars and families. Every year after 2019 we will continue to add one grade up to grade 8. Our school offers a new approach to learning rooted in a 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-N 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: Beda Martinez, Interim Principal  |  Matthew Freese, Dean of Students  |  Kendra Kecker, Director of Operations


Grades: 5 – 6

Student hours: M-Th: 7:25 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
F: 7:25 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Office hours: M-F: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

Location: 4640 17th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55407 (map)

Main office telephone: 612-361-8990

Fax number: 612-200-8452

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.

Values: Commitment to our Community, Empathy, Reflection, Joy, Agency

Mascot: The HAWK symbolizes our ability to observe and gain insights into ourselves and our world. Hawks also represent leadership and initiative. As HCP-N hawks, our team will learn to know themselves, know their skills and values, and use those to lead for the common good.

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

For more information, call our main office telephone number.