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

Each school within the Hiawatha Academies has its own set of character values by which all scholars, leaders, and parents pledge to live at all times.


We extend beyond personal boundaries, even when that might be uncomfortable, and make new relationships, engage in new experiences, and think deeply about ourselves and our connections to one another and to our world.


We try new things, regardless of how difficult they may seem at first, and we work until we see the result we want. When we fail, we reflect on why we failed, change our approach, and try again.


We understand that the success we experience comes from us, as well as those who have believed in us and helped us throughout our lives. We are grateful for all we experience, celebrations and challenges, as we understand that being grateful connects us to our community and allows us to live a more positive life.


We want every day to be better than the last, and we believe that with the right inputs, it can be. We are in control of those inputs, and we commit to contributing to our community in a positive and helpful manner.

Our Network Values

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.