Nestled between Second and Third Mesas on the Hopi Reservation in Northeastern Arizona, Hopi Mission School is a small, private Christian elementary school affiliated with Mennonite Church USA and Americn Baptist Churches USA. The school was founded in 1951 and celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 20-22, 2001.
The Hopi Mission School was created by a group of Hopi Christian families that wanted their children to learn the teachings of the Bible. Before the Mission School was built, school was being held at the Mennonite church in New Oraibi, now called Kykotsmovi. Parents asked Reverend Albert Jantzen, who was the pastor at New Oraibi at the time, to build a school for their children. In 1951, a school house was built for an enrollment of 16 students. Over the years the enrollment has reached a high of 120 students in grades K-8th. Today there are grades K-7th, with 49 students. The school is a happy place for the students to learn about the teachings of the Lord as well as to further their education.
Kay Neff, Hopi Mission School Foundation Board