The Hope Academy Christmas programs and Christmas Book Giveaway are such a blessing to our students, families, and staff. Each year, we design these programs to reinforce key aspects of Hope’s mission and distinctives.
One of our core values is to build “deep, authentic, loving relationships.” With multiple ethnic and cultural influences at Hope Academy—African American, Hispanic, Native American, East African, Hmong, Caucasian, and more—it’s important that we take time to understand one another’s perspectives, and the unique ways our students and their families celebrate the birth of Jesus. That’s why we chose Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation as the theme of this year’s Upper School Christmas Program.
“This year we wanted to be intentional to celebrate and represent the diversity of our families and students at Hope. To that end, we chose a context that invited our students and families to bring their individual cultural forms, fashion and food.” – Mr. LaRose, US Art Director
The event was an amazing time of worship filled with music, drama, dance, and other creative performances. It featured many different nations and traditions, offering a glimpse of what we’ll experience together in heaven.
The Christmas Book Giveaway is another highly anticipated event for the students and staff of Hope Academy – and it’s a powerful reminder of God’s love and generosity through His people.
Hope Academy’s first core distinctive is to provide our students with a faith-based, Classical education. The reading of Scripture, story and literature provides students with an ever-growing base of language and the ability to use it to understand God’s world.
Many of our students would love to have more books to read in their homes. This school year, donors and volunteers helped us provide a beautifully wrapped set of books for each of our 580 students! Our teachers worked hard to choose books that will help children store up God’s goodness and truth in their hearts, think critically, and grow in their love for reading and learning.
Some of this year’s titles include The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, Indescribable by Louie Giglio, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, the NIV Gift Bible, and the Iliad and Odyssey Boxed Set, by Gillian Cross (View the full list below).
Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate the arrival of our Savior in the context of an inspiring and loving community. We are so grateful to rejoice together at Hope Academy, and for the opportunity it provides to enrich our academic pursuits while simultaneously growing in our love and devotion to Jesus Christ. Thank you for helping support Hope Academy in our aim to provide a remarkable, God-centered classical education in Minneapolis.
2022 Christmas Book Giveaway Books