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A Private School Other People Pay For?

Every parent wants the very best for their child – a bright future full of opportunity and hope. But for many families, a high-quality education can feel out of reach.

“I was very surprised that there were people who were willing to donate their money so that other families could afford a private education. It was amazing!” shared Ady, one of our parents.

Together, our families pay 10% of the total cost to educate our students. Hundreds of financial partners sponsor the rest. This allows us to provide the very best private, Christian K-12 education in Minneapolis, at a price that’s accessible to all.

“I have a son who graduated from Hope Academy…he’s in his third year of college. My dream was always for him to be able to go here but I knew we couldn’t afford it. And they were like, “Well Karen – they have sponsors, they have partners who will help you!”

Our staff works together with each family to determine a tuition amount that’s affordable. This is sometimes as little as $75/month for all children combined to attend Hope Academy!

Since 2000, we’ve grown to serve 590 students annually—and no child has ever been turned away for lack of funds.

Even though Hope Academy is growing, students and parents continue to say that it feels like a family. Our teachers and staff work so hard to provide a classroom and community where every child is known, loved, and able to pursue his or her best; and where families from all different cultures and backgrounds feel welcome.

Each year, our students are growing and thriving academically—beating national norms in reading and math, and graduating at remarkable rates (96% across all classes!). One in six of our graduates has been awarded a full-tuition college scholarship. Many other graduates have received significant scholarships to places like the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management, the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, and the University of St. Thomas.

More than anything, we’re grateful to see students and graduates placing their hope in Jesus, and walking faithfully with him as they love and serve their classmates, families, co-workers, and communities.

This is only possible because of the generosity of hundreds of donors, who sponsor 90% of the cost to educate our students each year.

One parent shared: “I almost cried the other day at tuition conferences, when they told me how much money was going to be gifted to my family next year. To see the radical generosity of these people—it just blows me away. I’ve never seen anything like this before in my life.”

With support from financial Partners, we’ve also launched new opportunities in technology, robotics, coding, construction, and the arts—to help students gain a strong vision for life and a career after graduation. This fall, we’ll add more vocational offerings in business, teaching, and healthcare!

If you are looking for a high-quality K-12 education in Minneapolis, at a price your family can afford, the Hope Academy Admissions Team would love to connect with you!

We also invite you to share this post with others who may be interested in learning more about Hope Academy.

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