“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

Scholar

“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.

HiawathaCollegePrepColor


HCP Lions (1)

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 achievement 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 outperform students at neighboring schools, as well as district and state averages.

We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum as well as hands on learning and extracurriculars to support our scholars’ development. Our scholars have opportunities to learn through technology, engineering, and the arts in addition to more “traditional” classroom learning.

Leadership Team: Matt Toppin, Principal | Gabriela Stiteler, Assistant Principal | Sabrina Edwards, Dean of Students | Antoinette Strain, Dean of Students | Daryn Woodson, Dean of Student Support Services | Brandon Gill, Director of Operations

AT A GLANCE

Grades: 5-8

Student hours: M-Th: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
F: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Office hours: Same as student hours

Enrollment: 360

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

Phone: 612-353-4324

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

Curriculum: College preparatory with enrichment classes like Lego robotics, music, computers & technology, green team, literacy enrichment and more.

Special focus: Critical thinking, logic, and enrichment

Values: HEART Honor | Excellence | Always do your best | 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 uniforms consist of khaki slacks and HCP-Kingfield “earned” branded polo shirts.
• Fifth grade: Navy blue polo shirt
• Sixth grade: Royal blue polo shirt
• Seventh grade: Green polo shirt
• Eighth grade: Black polo shirt