Entries by Jamie Olson

The Best Private School or the Right School?

The decision to send a child to school is an important one, wrought with many small decisions along the way. Most parents or guardians do their research before making that momentous decision on which school(s) to apply to. Everyone wants to send their child to “the best private school”, but what if we told you […]

How to Find School Tuition Assistance

Paying for private school tuition can be difficult no matter a family’s level of income. There are many different ways to pay for and receive private school tuition assistance. Here are some options: Personal Budget. Some families choose to make changes in their spending to find assistance within their own budget. Perhaps it means taking […]

Imago Dei Education: Bearing the Burden of My Neighbor’s Glory

Introduction Over the last five months, I’ve been writing and speaking about something I call Imago Dei Education, or education for image-bearers. This work arose from a need to explain more clearly what we mean at Hope when we say, “The hope of Hope Academy is God.”  I could tell from certain follow-up questions to […]

How to Choose a Minneapolis Private School

Choosing a private school is tough! There are so many things to think about. We’ve found that by focusing on the following 3 factors, you can quickly narrow your options for a Minneapolis private school. Here are 3 factors that we think are helpful when considering the possibility of a private school education in for your […]

Youth Basketball Coaches Needed

We are now looking for Youth Basketball Coaches for Hope Academy’s winter basketball teams (Kindergarten through 7th grade). If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering, please contact Kelby Brothen – kelbybrothen@hopeschool.org .

HOPEBRIEFS | The One Thing I’d Give Each Student

If I could give each of our students one thing, I’d give them wonder — an insatiable curiosity, and awe of their Creator. That’s one reason I’m particularly grateful for our four week summer school. Not only do we get to provide a structured environment, not only are students making critical gains in math and […]

An Unexpected Place to Find Hope

Sometimes an inner-city school is the last place you’d expect to find hope. But hope in God changes everything. Last year, Hope Academy embarked on a bold step of faith — the Growing Hope Capital Campaign — to make room for 275 more students in Minneapolis, and help plant 10 Hope Academy-style schools nationwide. Already, we’ve seen God’s remarkable […]

Celebrating the Class of 2017!

It’s a joy to present to you Hope Academy’s Class of 2017. God has done remarkable things in these students’ lives, and we couldn’t be more grateful. What makes me most delighted is seeing how these young men and women have grown in faith, love, character, and perseverance during their time at Hope Academy. “The biggest […]

Praise God for 4 Full-Rides!

There are some moments that readily inspire worship. Watching four of our high school seniors receive full-ride college scholarships was certainly one of them! Whitney, Kimberly, Esther, and Johnny (pictured above) were 4 of 31 students in the Twin Cities to be awarded full-tuition, full-need college scholarships via the Act Six program for emerging, urban leaders. Whitney […]