Shadow Day 2017

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Each year Esperanza hosts a Shadow Day where we bring in professionals from a variety of backgrounds and careers to speak with our girls about their professional experiences and give the students advice and inspiration. Shadow Day is a fantastic … Read More

#SheisMe Panel

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Yesterday at Esperanza Academy, the office of State Representative Juana Matias hosted the first annual #SheIsMe Panel for Esperanza students and the broader Lawrence community. In a celebration of Women’s History Month, this panel brought together prominent women from a … Read More

Esperanza Teachers Out and About

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Every month Esperanza dedicates one day to professional development, and this month, teachers spent a day off site observing another school. Teachers visited a range of schools from elementary through high school, private, public and charter, and spent the day … Read More

How Does Esperanza Measure Up?

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As you may know, Esperanza Academy is a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition. NativityMiguel schools all share the mission and the goal to end the cycle of poverty through education. We recently took part in a study conducted by the … Read More

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

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At Esperanza, 90% of our students speak a language other than English at home, and for the vast majority, that language is Spanish. So you might wonder why Spanish class is such an important part of our rigorous curriculum. This … Read More

Esperanza Celebrates 10 Years!

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On September 6, 2016 Esperanza Academy celebrated ten years in operation. Since opening our doors on a crisp fall morning in 2006, the school, and the young women we serve, has grown tremendously. The fifth and sixth graders who started … Read More


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Welcome to Esperanza Academy’s new website! After a lot of work by a lot of people, we are so proud and excited to launch this new site. We hope that you will visit the site often, as it will be … Read More