Imagine a school where children learn to think broadly, deeply and discerningly, where their minds are trained and their souls nurtured, where education inspires a life of purpose, leadership and service.
Welcome to Liberty Classical Academy, northeast Minneapolis/St. Paul's only private, classical Christian school balancing both rigorous academics and a non-denominational Christian worldview.
Here a family of students, parents and teachers from diverse backgrounds come together in a spirit of joy, encouragement and dedication to pursue excellence in education. Liberty's program is proving itself with annual testing placing the class averages in the top 13% of the nation for 12th graders and the top 22% for 1st-8th grade! Our graduates are accepted in the colleges of their choice, receiving scholarship offers averaging $31,000 per student.
Best of all, these young people are equipped to engage the culture for Christ.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,800
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Liberty Classical Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Reading support
Year Founded
2003

Student Body

Total Students
262 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Liberty Classical Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
37%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
28
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Differing uniforms for K-5, 6-8, 9-10)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies between Preschool, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions Director
Nghi Anderson
Admissions Associate
Susan Emison

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Century College's Fab Lab, Chess Club, Engineering Club, Lego League, Mock Trial Team, Science Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama/Theater, Jazz Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Skeet Shooting

School Notes

  • Mission: Liberty Classical Academy will equip students of all backgrounds to grow in wisdom, excellence and purpose by offering an education based on the highest academic standards grounded in a strong classical tradition from a distinctively Christian worldview.
  • Private
  • Independent
  • Non-denominational Christian
  • College-preparatory
  • Classical
  • Co-educational
  • Preschool through grade 12
  • Campus in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: Not to exceed 20:1
  • Band, choir, fine arts and drama
  • Extracurricular and athletic programs
  • Before and After-school care
  • Founded in 2003
  • Board-directed
  • Member ACCS (Association of Classical Christian Schools)
  • Accredited by NAPS (National Association of Private Schools)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
The commitment to character development and love of learning at Liberty is fantastic. Our children are thriving using the classical education model, using songs and rhymes to learn allows their knowledge to "click" in their mind.
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5  
In my opinion Liberty is the only Pre-K through 12th program in the Twin Cities that effectively offers classical education, a Christian worldview and high academics. Their teachers are knowledgeable in the methods associated with the classical tradition, using songs and chants and discussions and debates throughout the day to make learning enjoyable. They incorporate Biblical principles into student interactions, and they do an excellent job of teaching the students that they can learn about God in every subject area (even math!). Lastly, Liberty challenges its students academically but not to the point of exhausting them. The students genuinely love to learn. If you are looking for a program that will teach your child how to think, will grow their faith in God, and will push them to new limits, Liberty may be the place for you!
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5  
Our two children graduated from Liberty Classical Academy, and both of them would say they were exceedingly well-prepared for college and life. They know how to research, write and speak, and best of all, they can think deeply about subjects and come up with insightful opinions or ideas. That's what sets them apart as leaders. All of these skills were acquired and honed at Liberty, where class sizes were small, teachers could be mentors, and the curricula was challenging. My husband and I couldn't be more grateful for this unique and God-centered program!
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5  
Our son is a graduate of Liberty Classical Academy and currently attends Creighton University. He is thriving in college thanks to the classical education and leadership skills he received at Liberty. The focus of this education is teach students to analyze information and form their own opinion and no just repeat on a test what a textbook says. I love that Liberty Classical Academy is teaching students to be moral, independent thinkers!!!
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5  
Wonderful Blessing!!! This school has changed our families lives. They offer a balance of education, love, support, biblical influence, compassion, dedication, and structure. They are teaching my kids to think for themselves and to believe in what they say. The level of confidence in my son is unmeasurable. Our lives are truly better for bringing our kids to Liberty.
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5  
We have two children who attend Liberty and have been so impressed with the quality of education that they are receiving. Children at the elementary school level learn how to stand before a large audience and deliver a speech; they learn not just how to read but the grammar and phonics rules that support reading; they learn about all major eras in history, from ancient times to medieval and Renaissance to the modern era--and they do all of this with God at the center of their learning. The God of scripture is in every class--from Art to Math to English to Phy Ed.--the faith element is incorporated into every subject! We are excited to have our kids at Liberty and look forward to them moving through the whole program and someday graduating from here. We could not imagine sending our kids anywhere else!
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5  
This will be our 4th year at Liberty. We feel beyond blessed that our children are able to attend this school. We feel at peace sending them off everyday to a school that reinforces our values and provides an outstanding education. My children have been taught and cared for by wonderful teachers who are truly concerned with building their character. Due to the small class sizes, my kids get the attention they need and have developed lasting friendships with their peers. We would highly recommend this school!
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5  
Having my children attend school at Liberty Classical Academy has been a huge benefit to our whole family. We are so impressed with the depth of learning that our kids are immersed in. They are learning to think openly and critically - skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. They enjoy the challenges the teachers set before them. Having had students in the lower school, the middle school and the upper school, I have been so happy to see how much interest their teachers take in them individually at every level. As we are beginning to think about college choices, I am sure this will be a great foundation for them to build on in higher education.
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5  
I have a daughter in kindergarten and a son in second grade. Liberty offers challenging academics coupled with a wonderful learning environment, including small class sizes and warm and caring teachers who get to know the students and families very well and care deeply about their progress. The curriculum also promotes the development of character traits and leadership qualities as well as critical thinking skills. Oral presentations and public speaking are strongly emphasized throughout the school year; my 8 year old is not nervous at all getting up in front of a large group of people are reciting a poem or presenting the findings from a science project. On top of this, they also learn about God and develop a moral, ethical and theological framework from which to build their worldview. It is reflected in all aspects of their teaching and woven throughout the curriculum--not just "Classical Learning plus Bible." This is what sets Liberty apart from other private, Christian, or charter schools available in MN. It is a truly integrated approach. My children are thriving, they absolutely love Liberty and look forward to school every day.
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5  
Great academics, faith based learning,and loving teachers. One on one attention from teachers. Classes include art, music, phy ed, and logic.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 262 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,800
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,139 for elementary schools and $18,127 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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