Minnehaha Academy Lower & Middle School

4200 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406-0554
     Tel: (612)729-8321
Grades: NS - 8
Minnehaha Academy is a private Christian school providing students with a strong spiritual and academic foundation.
Since 1913 Minnehaha has been changing lives through the integration of faith and learning.
From preschool through grade 12, Minnehaha educates the whole person - mind, body, and spirit.
At the earliest age, teachers help students develop a love of learning.
As they grow, students are encouraged to maximize their potential in the classroom, in the arts, and on the playing field.
Minnehaha provides an excellent college preparatory curriculum, but more importantly, provides an environment that values academic achievement.
Through Bible study, regular chapel services, and the guidance of faculty and staff who know and love God, students are given a moral compass for their lives.
Minnehaha Academy’s mission is to provide high quality education integrating Christian faith and learning.
We seek to lead students to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and see the importance and implications of His Lordship for whole and effective Christian living.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1913

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes preK tuition starts at 5375
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,300
Admissions Director Heidi Shannon
Admissions Associate Alyssa Amborn


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Band and Orchestra Choir,  Band and Orchestra,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Minnehaha Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunny Hollow Montessori (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sunny Hollow Montessori (0.4 miles away)
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  • Saint PaulSunny Hollow Montessori
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    636 Mississippi River Blvd S Ste 1
    Saint PaulMN 55116
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    0.4 mi | 109 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • MinneapolisSt Helena School
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    3200 E 44th St
    MinneapolisMN 55406
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.1 mi | 188 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • Saint PaulCollege Of St. Catherine Early Childhood Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    2004 Randolph Ave
    Saint PaulMN 55105
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.1 mi | 45 students | Gr. K                      
  • Saint PaulHighland Catholic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    2017 Bohland Ave
    Saint PaulMN 55116
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.1 mi | 417 students | Gr. PK-8                      
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    1900 Stanford Ave
    Saint PaulMN 55105
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    1.2 mi | 788 students | Gr. KG-8                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
Outstanding elementary curriculum in core academics, the arts, language, and faith. My son''s teacher is intelligent, caring and attentive. My son has been tested as "above grade level" in Math and English yet is challenged in his daily lessons. His teacher consistantly assesses her students needs for review, enrichment and challenge. The librarians know each student and create relationships that foster reading enjoyment and development. My son is very happy at Minnehaha Academy. He is never bored, feels safe and has made good friends. Minnehaha is worth exploring for families of all financial means.
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