PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Hope Academy was established to provide the youth of the city with a rigorous, God-centered, classical education.
What do we mean by a God-centered education?
Hope Academy is committed to shepherding the hearts of students by providing a high quality God-centered, classical education. We teach all subjects as part of an integrated whole, with the Scriptures at the center. Students are equipped to know and love the truth and to utilize that knowledge to glorify God in all things. We believe that respect and honor of God are foundational for all learning at Hope Academy. That’s why we never grow tired of declairing, “The hope of Hope Academy is God.”
Why must the education at Hope Academy be academically rigorous?
There is no place for shoddy Christian education. We are preparing Minneapolis’ next generation of leaders, therefore we must equip them with the core knowledge to take on the most demanding leadership roles required of the 21st century. An academically rigorous course of study will best prepare students to deal purposefully and responsibly with the complex issues of living in this present society.
What do we mean by a classical education?
Hope Academy’s educational plan utilizes an academically rigorous course of study that prepares students to deal purposefully and responsibly with the complex issues of living in this present society, as well as 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.
The key elements of a classical education correspond with the four natural learning stages of a child:
- Beginning Grammar | Grades K-3 — Reading/Writing
- Grammar | Grades 3-6 — Writing
- Logic | Grades 7-9 — Thinking
- Rhetoric | Grades 10-12 — Speaking