How to help your high school senior finish college applications over winter break

If you have a high school senior at home, the holiday season is more than a time for relaxation, exchanging gifts, and spending time with friends and family — it’s also crunch time for college applications. It’s not an easy thing to go into the winter break with deadlines looming over you, especially so [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|For Parents|Comments Off on How to help your high school senior finish college applications over winter break

What it means to be a Hogan Prep Ram

They say it takes a village to raise a child — a cliche, but true statement. At Hogan Prep, we believe we’re part of that village. Every teacher, administrator, and staff member is invested in the success of every student, and at Hogan, a big part of that means that we’ve prepared our students [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|For Parents|Comments Off on What it means to be a Hogan Prep Ram

3 Ways You Can Encourage Growth Mindset at Home

More than 35 years of scientific research suggests that when we encourage our kids to develop what’s called a growth mindset — focusing on process and effort versus praising their intelligence — we set them up for better future success. Ahead, find three ways you can help encourage this way of learning at home with [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|For Parents|Comments Off on 3 Ways You Can Encourage Growth Mindset at Home


The conversation is everywhere — first there was STEM, then there was STEAM, and now there’s even STREAM. Feel like you need to go to school just to understand what your kids are being taught at school? We hear you. That’s why we created this guide to understanding the differences between STEM and STEAM (and [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|For Parents|Comments Off on STEM vs STEAM

Top Tips for Choosing a School for Your Child (List)

It might feel like you have an overwhelming task in front of you — choosing your child’s school — but luckily, it’s a process many parents go through as well, so you’re far from alone. Because of that, there’s also a wide range of resources available to you to help you evaluate and choose the [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|For Parents|Comments Off on Top Tips for Choosing a School for Your Child (List)

Books You Can Read at Home With Your Kids That Encourage Community Service

Every Hogan student invests at least 100 hours of community service prior to high school graduation, because we believe that much of developing educated, compassionate, self-motivated leaders is built through involvement and investment in their community. So how can you get involved with fostering this spirit at home? We know how powerful reading is: not [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|HPA Elementary, Suggested Reading|0 Comments

Graduate Spotlight: Marcus Denmon

In addition to our focus on strong academics at Hogan Prep, we have a strong athletic history as well, especially in basketball and football. It’s fun to see our alumni succeeding in their chosen careers, and that includes current professional basketball player Marcus Denmon. Marcus was born in Kansas City March 20, 1990 to Marcus [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Graduate Spotlight|0 Comments

Graduate Spotlight: Singer Nicolette Larson

“It’s funny how I fell into this,” Nicolette Larson told Rolling Stone’s Cameron Crowe in 1978. “I loved to sing. I always sang the harmony parts to songs on the radio, never just sang alone. My mother used to say, ‘Uh, Nicolette… you’re not singing the song.'” But that love for harmony is exactly [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Graduate Spotlight|0 Comments

Graduate Spotlight: Mayor Sly James

Over the years we've had many people graduate from Hogan Preparatory Academy who then go on to develop great successful careers. One of the most popular Hogan Prep graduates is Kansas City’s own, Mayor Sly James. Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. graduated in 1969 under our previous title, Bishop Hogan High School. He was the first African-American [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Graduate Spotlight|0 Comments