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Hmong International Academy

Address: 1501 - 30th Ave. N.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Gao Xiong

Hours: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-2250

Fax: 612-668-2260



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Hmong International Academy
Hmong International Academy shares Hmong language and heritage while honoring all students, families, and cultures
Located in Minneapolis’s vibrant Near North neighborhood, Hmong International Academy (HIA) is a diverse pre-K through grade 5 school.  HIA prepares students for success in the 21st century while preserving and sharing Hmong language and culture, and honoring all cultures. In addition to being like any other MPS elementary school, HIA hosts a one-way dual language program where native speaking students are encouraged to continue the Hmong language and culture program at Olson Middle School and then Henry High School. In Fall 2021, HIA will begin redefining its path for the years ahead. HIA students, families and members of the community will be involved in that process. 


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Community Schools

Community schools reflect the rich histories of our city’s unique neighborhoods and celebrate our students' diverse cultural backgrounds. Community schools provide high-quality academic programs with smooth academic pathways from elementary to through high school that build students’ skills and fuel their interests each step of the way.

  • Full-day pre-K
  • English instruction with opportunities to learn Hmong language and culture
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math
  • Extended school day
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming
  • EL programming
  • After-school activities including YMCA Beacons
  • English, Hmong, Spanish family support
  • Focus on social and emotional learning, restorative practices, and PBIS
  • On-site Mental Health Community Partner - Change, Inc. 
  • ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Olson Community Middle School
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Olson Community Middle School
Students participating in the Hmong bilingual program at HIA living in A3, A4, C1 and C2 can also be placed at Hmong International Academy and will be eligible for transportation (unless they live in the school’s walk zone).
Minnesota Report Card Data

The Minnesota Report Card is a tool to help inform families and communities about their schools so they can make important decisions and meaningfully engage with schools and educators. However, Minnesota Report Card data only provides a partial snapshot of what the experience may be like at any given school. MPS recommends connecting directly with school leaders and communities through school tours, open houses and other events to gain a fuller understanding of how our schools support students and families.

Minnesota Report Card: Hmong International Academy

Student Race School District
Native American 3% 5%
African American 50% 35%
Asian American 36% 5%
Hispanic American 4% 14%
White American 7% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 29% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 75% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 17% 15%
Pathway Schools

Olson Middle School

1607 - 51st Ave. N.
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Henry High School

4320 Newton Ave North
Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12
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English : 612.668.1840
Español: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700
Hmoob: 612.668.1840

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ph: 612.668.1840
Fax: 612.668.1841

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