Schaeffer Academy

2700 Schaeffer Ln Ne
Rochester, MN 55906-0559
Tel: (507)286-1050
Grades: K-12 | 383 students
Schaeffer Academy offers classical and Christian education in grades K through 12.
Our school, founded in 1993, is located on 37 acres in NE Rochester.
We provide excellent academics, fine arts and athletics, presented within a Christian worldview.
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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 383 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Schaeffer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
Average SAT score 1213
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(uniform - khaki/polos in school color (secondary) or plaid/navy twill/polos (elementary))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,300
Tuition Notes Full time tuition for grades 1-12; kindergarten tuition is $2,900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $500
Admissions Director Jill Wirth
Admissions Associate Gretchen Steer


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir, Drama, Latin lunch club, String ensemble, Student Council Band, Choir, Drama, Latin lunch club,
String ensemble,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Academics: Of our eight graduating classes 11.5% were named National Merit Finalists, Semi-Finalists or Commended Scholars
  • Average ACT score is 27.1
  • Math Masters is offered in grades 1-6.
  • 77% of our Latin students in grades 9-10 were honored in the National Latin Exam in 2008, including 1 perfect paper, 8 gold medals and 12 silver
  • Students in grades 7, 9 and 11 participate in Science Fair each year while students in grades 8, 10 and 11 participate in National History Day
  • All subjects are taught with a Christian worldview
  • Weekly chapel; service projects for middle schoolers; Student Council
  • Strong emphasis on the arts, with twice yearly drama productions and concerts for our Upper and Lower School choirs, Upper and Lower School Band and string ensembles plus Jazz Band
  • Faculty are committed Christians, dedicated to teaching and able to model character for our students
  • We recently completed a soccer field and a state of the art Physics Lab. All buildings have been completed since 1999
  • View more details about the school at
  • Profile last updated: 09/20/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Rochester Pentecostal School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rochester Pentecostal School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rochester KinderCare (0.7 miles away)
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  • Rochester
    Rochester KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.7 miles
    2460 Clare Lane NE
    Rochester, MN 55906
  • Rochester
    Grades: K-12 | 17 students
    2.3 miles
    3657 Sheffield Ln Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Rochester
    Grades: K-12 | 16 students
    2.3 miles
    606 36th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Rochester
    Grades: K-9 | 524 students
    2.6 miles
    318 11th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Rochester
    14th Street KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.8 miles
    402 14th St. North West
    Rochester, MN 55901

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