2023-24 Campaign Partner


About Us

Hiawatha Academies is a network of public charter schools in Minneapolis serving students from kindergarten to 12th grade. We create a K-12 school experience that empowers students with knowledge, character, and leadership skills.

By nurturing scholars’ character and leadership qualities, in addition to realizing their academic potential, Hiawatha Academies is developing young adults with rich lives, as contributing members of our society.



All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledgecharacter, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.


Our Culture, Diversity & Equity

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child.


Our Recruitment

A purposeful and joyful career

We are a network of high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools that are closing the opportunity gap in south Minneapolis. We are a team of relentless educators who are taking responsibility for every scholar’s education. Our scholars are proving that all children can succeed regardless of race or background.

At Hiawatha Academies, we believe that great people create great schools. We know the work we do is challenging but incredibly important. We strive to create a collaborative and joyful professional community that offers each of our teammates a purposeful career.

What sets us apart from other high-performing charter schools is how much we care about creating a joyful school community that honors the dignity of each scholar. This includes:

  • Responsive classrooms with high expectations that honor scholars’ social-emotional development and well-being
  • Well-rounded curriculum with options that include visual arts, performing arts, physical education, and elective classes
  • Time to develop strengths, passion, and talent with options like sports teams, clubs, and other enrichment experiences.
  • Meaningful partnerships with families that empower parents to support their scholars’ learning and advocate for a more equitable education

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.

Hiwatha Academies

3500 E. 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Phone— (612)455-4044