Minnehaha Academy

3100 West River Parkway,
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
Tel: (612)728-7756
Grades: PK - 12 | 895 students
Minnehaha Academy's mission is to provide high quality education integrating Christian faith and learning.
We believe that as students mature in the Christian faith, they grow in their ability to rightly apply knowledge.
At Minnehaha, we invest in the lives of our students by promoting excellence and challenging them to put God at the center of their lives, and to accept the responsibility of serving others.
At every age, they interact with gifted, caring teachers who mentor, as well as teach.
We think a Christian school should offer the highest level of academic challenge.
One tangible way of measuring the rigor of our curriculum is by high scores of our students' ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement exams.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1913

Student Body

Total Students 895 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Minnehaha Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,320
Tuition Notes Tuition varies for $5375 for Preschool to $16320 for Upper School . We have two campuses. Our Lower School serves students in Preschool through Grade 8 and our Upper School serves students in grades 9 - 12. We offer bus service throughout the Twin Citie
% on Financial Aid 24%
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,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 04/16/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Minnehaha Academy Upper School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Marks School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Marks School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy Upper School
    3100 W River Pkwy
    Minneapolis , MN , 55406
    0  mi  |  422  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Saint Paul St Marks School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1983 Dayton Ave
    Saint Paul , MN , 55104
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  239  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Saint Paul
    Jean Lyle''s Childrens Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    130 Howell St N
    Saint Paul , MN , 55104
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy Lower & Middle School
    4200 W River Pkwy
    Minneapolis , MN , 55406
    1.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Saint Paul Nativity Of Our Lord School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1900 Stanford Ave
    Saint Paul , MN , 55105
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.4  mi  |  759  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2013 - Awesome school that is worth every penny! I''d recommend Minnehaha to anyone for the great community, arts, athletics, and academics! Most of my lifelong friends are from Minnehaha and I learned many valuable life skills!. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended April 05, 2013 - I had an amazing experience for all of my 10 years at Minnehaha. While I graduated a few years ago, I still see my best friends. Minnehaha gave me life-long friends that most people do not find until they go to college. While a student at Minnehaha I knew that every teacher cared about me and wanted me to succeed. I never once felt judged or unwelcome from any staff member or teacher. Minnehaha prepared me for college. While others were struggling to write their first research paper, I had already completed one my senior year at Minnehaha. While others were trying to pass calculus at a college level, I had passed out of Calc 2. I was able to do these things because of Minnehaha. I truly believe that Minnehaha has made me the person I am, and I would never trade my Minnehaha experience for anything. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended April 05, 2013 - Minnehaha Academy is an excellent environment for any student to excel. ..it has challenging academics taught by teachers who LOVE to teach and want to see students learn the subjects and do well. Students can participate in just about anything - clubs, sports, arts - there are many opportunities to be involved and take on leadership roles. Because it''s a smaller school, students don''t have to ''specialize'' and can be an athlete AND an artist and try new activities and interests throughout their school years. We are thrilled with the positive impact Minnehaha Academy has had on our three children. They have grown academically, spiritually and become solid young adults. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - Minnehaha Academy is outstanding in every way - the academic rigor is top notch, the facilities and campus are beautiful, the integration of faith and learning teaches to the whole child - mind, body, and soul. The teachers are excellent and are masters in their subject areas. We''ve done our research, and in our opinion, there isn''t a finer, more well-rounded private school in the Twin Cities. We feel so blessed that our children are able to get an education at such an outstanding school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 19, 2012 - My child has been at the school four years. It has been a wonderful experience. Every teacher is unique and brings a love of learning, a love of reading. The teacher student ratios are just right, and the kids are incredibly well behaved. - Posted by Parent

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