Minnehaha Academy - Upper School

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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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 864 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Minnehaha Academy - Upper School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
864 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Preschool (age 3) — 3 Partial days (Mon/Wed/Fri until 1 PM) $8,895 Preschool (age 3) — 3 Full days (Mon/Wed/Fri) $12,575 Preschool (age 3) — 5 Partial days (until 1 PM) $14,800 Preschool (age 3) — 5 Full days $20,940 Preschool (age 4) — 5 Full days $20,940 Kindergarten $19,275 Grade 1 $20,020 Grade 2 $21,490 Grade 3 $21,490 Grade 4 $23,570 Grade 5 $23,610 Grade 6 $25,935 Grade 7 $25,935 Grade 8 $25,935 Grade 9 $27,815 Grade 10 $27,815 Grade 11 $27,815 Grade 12 $27,930
Admissions Director
Michelle Ulland
Admissions Associate
Julia Stewart



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Debate Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Orchestra, Choir, Theater Arts

School Notes

  • In the Lower School, we are committed to the development of the whole child academically, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. Students in kindergarten through grade 5 embark on a journey that literally takes them around the world. Each grade focuses on a specific continent, where they learn about its culture, arts, society, politics, people and how that continent fits globally.
  • Our students not only literally move up (from the first to second floor of our Lower and Middle School campus) but also figuratively with a more challenging academic curriculum. Comprising grades 6-8, we want students to feel loved and empowered in a Christ-centered environment where they can become explorers, leaders and scholars.Middle schoolers at Minnehaha Academy thrive, not just survive, during this critical developmental period because our teachers embrace all the unique personalities and create an environment where there`s virtually no bullying. That sense of connection, safety and community allows every student to reach for their very best.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Minnehaha Academy - Upper School offer a summer program?
Yes, Minnehaha Academy - Upper School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Minnehaha Academy - Upper School offer?
Minnehaha Academy - Upper School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Minnehaha Academy - Upper School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for most sports offered.
What is Minnehaha Academy - Upper School's ranking?
Minnehaha Academy - Upper School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Highest percentage of students of color, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Minnehaha Academy - Upper School?
The application deadline for Minnehaha Academy - Upper School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Minnehaha Academy - Upper School located?
Minnehaha Academy - Upper School is located in the Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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As someone who attended Minnehaha Academy for 14 years, I can say that it truly is a place that is founded upon excellent academics, caring community, and staff/teachers that genuinely care very deeply for each student. They look so holistically at each individual, and constantly strive to develop each student to their maximum potential. This includes giving each student the ability to ask questions and walk their own faith journey, no matter what that looks like. I am grateful for the experience I had at Minnehaha Academy and know that my life would not be the same without it. It prepared me to be successful in college, and now as I pursue my Masters Degree, I am still using the tools that I developed while attending Minnehaha Academy. If you want a place for your child to truly belong, this is it.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 864 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $10,233 for elementary schools and $16,699 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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