ADMISSION FAQ

WHAT IS HOPE ACADEMY’S EDUCATIONAL APPROACH?Hope Academy is committed to shepherding the hearts of students by providing a high quality Christ-centered, classical education. We use a rigorous Classical curriculum throughout our K-12 program. Read more about our Philosophy of Education on this site.
IS HOPE ACADEMY PRIVATE, CHARTER, OR PUBLIC SCHOOL? Hope Academy is definitely not a charter school – we are a private, Christian school funded by individuals, corporations, churches. Charter schools are merely another variety of public school. They receive all their funding from the government and are subject to most of the same rules and restrictions of government schools. Our laws currently prohibit devoting public funds to supporting faith-based schools. MN Statute 124D.10 Sub. 8 (c) says, “A charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations.” In contrast, the Bible teaches us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Respect and honor of God is the foundation for all learning at Hope Academy. That’s why we never grow tired of declaring, “The hope of Hope Academy is God.”
IS HOPE ACADEMY ACCREDITED? Yes, since 2013 Hope Academy has been dually accredited by Christian Schools International (CSI) and AdvancED.
WHAT GRADES DO YOU OFFER AT HOPE ACADEMY? Hope Academy is a K-12 school.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE CURRICULUM AT HOPE ACADEMY? Hope Academy uses a Classical education model, and we use rigorous curriculum from Christian, classical, and general educational sources in both Lower and Upper School.
ARE ALL OF HOPE ACADEMY’S TEACHERS AND STAFF CHRISTIANS? Yes, all of our faculty and staff embrace a Faith & Life Covenant. More important than a school’s curriculum, facilities, or sports programs is the answer to the question: who are the men and women who are going to be teaching your child? We encourage urban parents to focus on a school’s teachers for three crucial reasons:

1. Great teachers make a great school.
2. Students become like their teachers.
3. Teachers are the “living curriculum” of a school.

In the lives of students, so much textbook content is forgotten; but the lessons that stay with them forever are the unspoken ones that come directly from the teacher, the “living curriculum.”

The purpose of Hope Academy is to spread a banquet of God-glorifying, classical education for the youth of the city. Our curriculum is excellent and college preparatory, but what most excites us is that your son or daughter will have personal relationships with teachers who are devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.