About Hmong American Peace Academy

HAPA is a college and career preparatory K4-12th Public Charter School Committed to excellence in education.

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History of HAPA

In 2004, Hmong American Peace Academy, Ltd. opened as the first Hmong Charter School in Wisconsin to respond to the struggle of Milwaukee Hmong families in maintaining the bond with their children necessary to teach basic values, exert discipline and express their love for them.

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The Hmong Culture

The Hmong people are a minority ethnic group who originated in China as early as the third century.  With the rise of communism, the Hmong were forced to conform to Chinese customs.


Vision For Success

We believe that by overcoming adversity we are able to better preserve our cultural identity, while earning personal accomplishments and cultural honors along the way.

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Future Plans

We plan to add an early childhood center, adult education center and Hmong culture and research center, as well as a social service center to meet the needs of the refugee population.

Latest News & Blog Posts

There are a variety of events that HAPA hosts such as sports news, student club activities, and parent/teacher conferences.

Mission Statement

Hmong American Peace Academy provides students with rigorous academics, character development, and Hmong cultural values, preparing them to excel in colleges, universities and careers. Read more

Support HAPA

We look forward to working with community organizations and individuals interested in sharing our vision.


Volunteering is one way the community helps build our academic and enrichment programs.


Tutor and mentor, lead afterschool enrichment programs and clubs or serve as a committee member.

Contact Us

HAPA Main Campus Grades 3rd through 12th

4601 North 84th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53225


Building Hours:

Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm


School Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:15 am – 2:45 pm


Main Office

Phone: 414-383-4944

Fax: 414-383-4950


Elementary Office

Phone: 414-383-4740


Middle School Office

Phone: 414-383-4031


HAPA Happy Hill Campus Grades K4 through 2nd

7171 West Brown Deer Road

Milwaukee, WI 53223

Phone: 414-797-0746

Fax: 414-797-2384


Building Hours:

Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm


School Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:35 am – 2:15 pm


HAPA Email:  [email protected]