“It’s an indescribable feeling to work on a team that is constantly innovating and making every day meaningful and full of learning.”
Hiawatha Academies Teacher
Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.
Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park (HLA-Morris Park or HLA-MP) is part of Hiawatha Academies‘ network of high performing college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. Hiawatha Academies was founded by civic leaders, parents, educators and business people who want our scholars to receive an education that demands their best in behavior, attitude, and effort, and that challenges them to achieve to their highest potential.
HLA-Morris Park was the first to open of the two elementary schools in the network, and serves Kindergarteners through fourth grade scholars. Since opening in 2007 HLA-Morris Park has been recognized for its strong academic results.
Teachers, families, and scholars enjoy close relationships and working together for their children’s success. The instruction is rigorous and interactive – you might catch our scholars in a “writers’ workshop” or engaged in complex math problems – and the atmosphere is warm and fun. Upon entering this historic and sunlit building, you are greeted by a friendly staff and a welcoming environment that reflects the energy, passion and intelligence of all our scholars.
Leadership Team: Catherine Chu-Lapiska, Principal | Alex Trevino, Assistant Principal | Byran Daly, Dean of Students | Rachel Wannarka, Dean of Student Support Services | Linde Grubb, Director of Operations