Our Mission

All students at Hiawatha Academies will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

Our School Values: HLA-Northrop C.A.R.E.S.

Each school within the Hiawatha Academies has adopted its own set of character values by which all scholars, leaders, and parents pledge to live at all times. HLA-Northrop promotes C.A.R.E.S ValuesCollaboration, Achievement, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self Discipline, at an early age so our scholars will be prepared to go to and through college, becoming citizens that serve the common good.


Collaboration is positively working together as a team to meet a goal. At HLA-Northrop, scholars will focus on including everyone, and listening to, and encouraging others ideas.


Scholars, teachers and staff will work hard to learn and grow. We will set goals to help us reach our hopes and dreams, keep trying even when it is hard, and celebrate successes. Big and small!


Scholars will show responsibility by taking care of themselves and their communities. Our scholars show responsibility by learning from and fixing their mistakes, following community agreements, and doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.


HLA-Northrop scholars care about the feelings of others. Scholars will ask someone how they feel, think of ways to help others, and use kind words.


Self-discipline is about making choices to be our best selves. At HLA-Northrop, scholars embody self discipline by; taking ownership of their feelings and actions, thinking before acting, using words to say how we feel, and always doing our best work.

Our Network Values

In addition to C.A.R.E.S, all Hiawatha Academies schools hold these core values:

Children are at the center of everything we do.

We believe in investing fully in our scholars and their success throughout life. This is why we place them at the center of everything we do.

Our mission requires bold thought and action. 

Hiawatha Academies recognizes that in order to empower young scholars to be tomorrow’s leaders, we must think innovatively and act boldly.

We choose optimism.

Hiawatha Academies students, scholars and parents choose optimism daily, with the belief that we can do anything we set our minds to.

We push ourselves to improve.

Scholars and teachers of Hiawatha Academies embody determination and relentless pursuit in the face of the economic, social, and political obstacles today’s scholars face.

We are stronger together.

We are a community working together to ensure all our students have access to a quality education. Scholars and staff members are encouraged to make decisions that will benefit the entire team.

We create fun and a little weirdness.

Hiawatha Academies believes that even in rigorous scholarship, there should be room for fun… and a little weirdness. We create an environment that allows our scholars to be themselves, quirks and all, and in which our teachers can create and have fun.