Helping Your Child Succeed from Kindergarten Graduation to High School Graduation

Every parent wants their child to succeed.

Kindergarten graduation should only be the first of many future graduations throughout a child’s life and education.

Sadly, for many children in Minneapolis, there will be no high school graduation. By God’s grace, the tide is turning for the youth of our city at Hope Academy. 

Across all classes, a remarkable 96% of our seniors have graduated on time—one in six on full-tuition college scholarships! Graduates are pursuing higher education, advancing in their careers, growing in faith, and becoming leaders and mentors in their families and communities. 

So, where does this all start? Kindergarten.

“Kindergarten launches a child into their capacity to learn for life; and so, in some ways, kindergarten is more important than any other grade.”

Alicia Carman, Kindergarten Teacher

Beginning with our youngest learners, Hope Academy focuses on educating the whole child and helping each student live up to his or her God-given potential. One of our parents shared:

“They genuinely care how the students are doing. If he even lags behind a little bit, they give him all the necessary help to keep him ahead of the game. It’s just all-around a wonderful school, and I would recommend it to anybody.”

Hope Academy Mom

At Hope Academy, we believe partnering with parents is one of the most important things we can do for a child’s success. Our goal is to provide a community where students and parents feel welcome and loved and where children can thrive in kindergarten and beyond.

“If a parent is confident, that confidence is known very quickly by a five-year-old,”  shared Shalom Mui, one of our Kindergarten teachers.

“My greatest suggestion is to get all of your questions answered as a parent. Feel confident. Feel assured. Know what’s happening in that space so that your child can see and feel that you are confident—that that is a good place God is calling your family to this upcoming school year."

Shalom Mui, Kindergarten Teacher

What else is unique about Hope Academy–and can help your child succeed?

Watch as our parents, students, and teachers share more:

We are so excited to welcome 60 new kindergarten students to Hope Academy in the coming school year. Thanks to the generosity of our financial partners, we are able to keep tuition affordable for all—making a remarkable, God-centered K-12 education accessible to all our neighbors.

If your family is interested in Hope Academy’s programming, we invite you to learn more by contacting our Admissions Team! They would love to speak with you and answer any questions you might have. 

We also want to encourage you with two ways you can help ensure that your child’s kindergarten graduation is the first of many future graduations.

  1. Read with your child every day.
    While we’ve all had to rely on more screens over the past year, one of the best things we can do for our children is to turn off the TV and read. Reading wonderful books will help your child gain more confidence, improve focus and memory, develop a more profound love for learning, and prepare for long-term success. We challenge you to read with your child for 30 minutes each day. You won’t regret it! 
  2. Pray regularly for your child. 
    God’s Word says that we can be confident of this: that the Lord who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). Our hope for our children’s future ultimately depends on God. And, He Is faithful! Ask God to provide you with wisdom and strength as a parent and to help your child know and love Him, and to grow into oaks of righteousness as they advance from kindergarten graduation to 12th-grade graduation and beyond.  

May God bless you with more joy in Him each day and as you prepare for this coming school year!