In the wake of COVID-19, we wanted to share Hope Academy in Minneapolis’s Re-opening Plan – Click here to read the entire thing.

If we look at learning across the ages and around the world, we will quickly realize that learning is rarely easy; it almost always comes at a sacrifice. Schooling during the last 100 years in America will likely be seen by historians as abnormal because of its relative ease. Our current pandemic has created conditions for learning that are actually more similar to the challenges faced by most schools throughout time—challenges such as wars, famines, economic depressions, etc.

C.S. Lewis described the challenge of learning during the second world war, like this:

“There are always plenty of rivals to our work…If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come… We must do the best we can.”

We have developed a reopening plan that is flexible, in order to meet the varied needs of our families. Our plan prioritizes the health and safety of our students and staff and addresses the educational, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our students. As we cautiously proceed this fall, we ask you to continue to be in prayer for this year. It will be a school year like no other.

With firm hope in our faithful God, the Hope Academy community will persevere amid the current adversity and do all within our power to help all our children continue “to grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). I am praying for you as you make your choice.

Let Hope Arise,
Russ Gregg
Co-Founder & Head of School