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 focused on educating students to be faith-filled, future-ready leaders that will influence the world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 734 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,245
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

New Life Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
734 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
New Life Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Students in Preschool-12 wear standardized dress.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies depending on grade level. The tuition shown is the highest tuition for secondary students.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kari Anderson



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

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Club, Sports Camps

School Notes

  • Voted Best Preschool in Woodbury Six Years in a Row
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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.
- Posted by
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 734 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,245
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,164 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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