Hopkins Academy

The City of Hopkins offers the Hopkins Academy as a free opportunity to find out more about how your City works.


This four-session course is designed to give you an in-depth look into City departments and programs. Each City department team will bring attendees behind the scenes and into the operations.

The sessions, which run on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., are designed to be interactive as well as fun and informative.

2022 Session Dates

  • Thursday, April 7
  • Thursday, April 14
  • Thursday, April 21
  • Thursday, April 28

Apply for Hopkins Academy

You must be at least 18 years old and live, work or be a community leader in Hopkins to be eligible for this program. Because space is limited, participation in this year’s Academy is not guaranteed. The City will confirm your participation after the March 1 application deadline. 

To apply, view and complete the Hopkins Academy Application online form or view and complete the Hopkins Academy Application (PDF).

Past Graduate Remarks

  • "Can I go through the program again?!”
  • "It was fascinating learning about our City government."
  • "I'm glad to be invited to this class. I think every resident should, sooner or later, attend these sessions."
  • “I loved this program. It was wonderful meeting everyone in the different departments. Thank you!”
  • “Absolutely superb! Very informative and fun!”
  • “Great program- have already recommended it to a store owner and my neighbors!”
  • “Great job- can tell the people running Hopkins are really proud of it!”
  • “I have great respect for the work being done by the city employees!”
  • "Fun, informative, good presentations, good information. Well worth my time."
  • "I'm glad to live in a city where this class is offered."
  • "I have been in Hopkins 24 years and never really realized there was so much behind the scenes."

Past Academy Photos

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