High School

There's a reason colleges consistently tell us Hopkins graduates are extremely well prepared for post-secondary education.

We know that every student is unique, and every path to success looks different, and at Hopkins we are committed to helping all students reach their potential and beyond. We have high expectations for our students, and it's our responsibility to make sure students are capable of being the best versions of themselves. 

We are proud of our alumni who have carved creative paths to success. Our graduates have moved on to become politicians, musicians, Pulitzer-prize winning authors, and even stars of the hit show "The Voice." Hopkins High School is a place where all students belong, shine, and can find themselves. 

There is no doubt that high school is the last step in preparing your child to become a responsible adult and citizen. We give them the opportunity to know themselves, and they are more focused when they enter post-secondary education or the workforce, simply because of their many experiences at Hopkins High School.

The Hopkins High School experience

It starts with our innovative four-block program. This means classes meet for 88 minutes, five times a week. It allows for in-depth learning of topics, and 16 credit opportunities each year. The investment in this program is evident in our numbers:

  • One of the most extensive AP programs in the state -- 20 AP courses offered to Hopkins students across all subject areas. 
  • One of the few schools to offer six levels of world language. 
  • ACT scores higher than national and state average. 

  • Real-world learning through internships, mentorships, and community involvement.
  • More than 250 courses to choose from.
  • Over 40 student clubs to join.  
  • 70 percent of all secondary students are involved in our award-winning arts programs - music, art or theater.
  • National reputation for extensive choices in learning experiences

We are proud of the impressive choice of 250 courses available to students at the high school level. It has given us a national reputation, and means that your child will have more elective opportunities and will not only accelerate in math, world languages, and more, but they can accelerate into the world.


  • Once again, Hopkins High School was ranked a Silver Medalist School by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. It also received this ranking in 2014, 2013 and 2012.  
  • Hopkins High School was named a Grammy Signature School semi-finalist in 2014. 
  • Hopkins High School was named one of "America's Most Challenging Schools" by Washington Post in 2013 & 2014.