New Life Academy

  • New Life Academy is a Christian school serving students in Preschool-Grade 12.
  • We are located in Woodbury, Minnesota and have been educating students since 1977.
  • New Life Academy, the largest Christian school in the Twin Cities east metro, is an amazing place where children learn core subjects while developing the strong character, leadership skills and faith to succeed and influence their generation.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1977
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students727 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade New Life Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, CIS Bible, CIS German, CIS Spanish, Honors Biology, Honors English 9 & 10
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Students in Preschool-12 wear standardized dress.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,797
Tuition NotesTuition varies depending on grade level. Tuition shown is highest tuition for secondary students.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAmy Clausen
Admissions AssociateCarmen Meier


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
2D: Photography & Printmaking, Chess, Cooking & Baking Classes, Knowledge Bowl, Lego Robotics, Mad Science, STEAM Clubs

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir, Drama Productions, Graphic Design, Morningstar, Sculpture, Studio Art, Worship Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Club, Sports Camps

School Notes

  • Home of the Four-time Girls Softball State Champions!
  • Baseball State Champions!
  • Voted Best Preschool in Woodbury Best 2016 and 2017
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Paul
    Grades: PK-12 | 468 students
    7.1 miles
    2051 Larpenteur Avenue E
    Saint Paul, MN 55109
    7.1 PK-12
  • Saint Paul
    Concordia Academy
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    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: 9-12 | 246 students
    11.2 miles
    2400 Dale Street N
    Saint Paul, MN 55113
    11.2 9-12
  • Saint Paul
    Hill Murray School
    Hill Murray School Photo - Hill-Murray campus
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 773 students
    6.9 miles
    2625 Larpenteur Ave E
    Saint Paul, MN 55109
    6.9 7-12
  • Saint Paul
    Grades: K-9 | 553 students
    3.3 miles
    4125 Woodbury Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55129
    3.3 K-9
  • Hastings
    Grades: K-8 | 82 students
    9.1 miles
    11125 W Point Douglas Rd S
    Hastings, MN 55033
    9.1 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We love NLA! Our kids have thrived in a smaller school setting. We appreciate the Christian environment and the emphasis on service. The teachers are all so kind and caring. Each of our kids have gotten involved in sports and had a positive experience. They have made long lasting friendships. We highly recommend this school.
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When our kids transferred to NLA, they were welcomed through student and parent sponsored events. They were encouraged to join sports and fit right in. Moving from out of state, they were a bit nervous at first, but did great! Academically, both kids have been challenged appropriately. You can choose from a variety of courses including honors and AP. Most importantly, this is a Christian school with all teachers educating from a Christian worldview. We highly recommend this school.
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We love NLA, not only for the academics and the opportunities that our 3 kids have, but the strong and personal community at the school. Kids develop strong connections with not just friends, but with teachers and coaches who mentor them in areas above just academics.
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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $5,253 for elementary schools and $13,999 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).