Entries by Mark Pautsch

2015 Hope Academy Graduates

  Stats about the 2015 Graduating Class: 13 Students Graduated 4th graduating class from Hope Academy 2 graduates received scholarships from the Hope Scholars Fund and Inverted Arts Scholarship. 5 current and former students received full-ride scholarships via the ActSix Program for emerging urban leaders 2015 Graduate Updates: Benjamin Anfinson, University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN). Matthew Anfinson, Bethel […]

Black Lives Matter at Hope Academy

In a year of Ferguson protests, mounting racial tensions and even riots sweeping the nation, Hope Academy is making one of the strongest possible statements in our land that “black lives matter.” So do the lives of Latinos, Somalis, European Americans, Native Americans, Asians, and everyone else. They matter for a very important reason. They matter […]

Hope Principal's Frozen Experiments Go Viral!

We are rejoicing over the teachers and staff that the Lord has brought to serve the students and families of Hope Academy. They are talented and passionate educators who believe that each child who walks though our doors has unique, God-given abilities and intrinsic value.  And they are committed to providing a classical, Christ-centered education […]

A Stable Miracle & Giving at Christmas

by Russ Gregg, Head of School Over the last fifteen years since God called us to start Hope Academy, I have been guided by three convictions regarding education. First, true education begins and ends with God. Second, with schools, small is beautiful. Third, liberty and effective learning are often stifled by bureaucracy. I was reminded again of these […]

Introducing Jim Stigman

Jim Stigman is joining Hope Academy as our new Head of Institutional Advancement Dear Hope Academy Supporters, I am pleased to share that in mid-November, Jim Stigman accepted the call to join the Leadership Team of Hope Academy as our Head of Institutional Advancement, with Dan Olson’s calling to another Kingdom assignment. Jim has been transitioning into his position at […]

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

I was standing in the hallway this morning as a steady stream of urban parents entered Hope Academy for their kids’ parent-teacher conferences. As we address the crisis in urban education, nothing brings me more joy than seeing parents responding to our gentle prodding that they are the first and most important teachers in their students’ lives. This […]