“The innovations we’ve made so far have happened because our teachers possess a growth mindset and always put the kids first.”

Matt Toppin,
Hiawatha College Prep-Kingfield



About Us

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.


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Hiawatha College Prep – Kingfield (HCP – Kingfield or HCP-K) 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.

HCP – Kingfield is a middle school serving 360 scholars in grades 5-8. Our scholars frequently out perform students at neighboring schools, as well as district and state averages.

We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and excellent teaching practices to ensure maximum student growth. Throughout their four years students receive a core course load of science, English language arts, mathematics and elective classes including physical education, art, choir, and technology.

Leadership Team: Matt Toppin, Principal | Gabriela Stiteler, Assistant Principal | Sabrina Edwards, Dean of Students | Antoinette Strain, Dean of Students | Daryn Woodson, Dean of Specialized Instruction | Thomas Thao, Dean of Operations


Grades: 5-8

Student hours: M-Th: 8:25 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
F: 8:25 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Office hours: M-Th: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
F: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment: 360

Location: 3800 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (map)

Phone: 612-353-4324

Fax: 612-314-8784

Academic Highlights:
• Star Tribune “Beating the Odds” list: 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Curriculum: We have adopted the common core standards for literacy and math as well as the next generation science standards. Students work towards mastery of those standards through our core curriculum. English language arts uses EL Education Curriculum, Math uses Eureka Math, and Science uses Amplify.

Special focus: Critical thinking, logic, and enrichment

Values: HEART: Honor | Excellence | Always try again | Responsibility | Team

Mascot: Our LION mascot reflects the strength and courage our scholars apply towards achieving academic and character excellence.

Uniforms: We wear uniforms to unite us as a community, present an equitable learning environment, and reduce distractions. The HCP-Kingfield uniform consists of khaki slacks and royal blue HCP-Kingfield branded polos.