Schaeffer Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (507)286-1050
  • Schaeffer Academy offers classical and Christian education in grades K through 12.
  • Our school, founded in 1993, is located on 37 acres in NE Rochester.
  • We provide excellent academics, fine arts and athletics, presented within a Christian worldview. For more information, go to

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students383 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeSchaeffer Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses1 courses
Average SAT score1213
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(uniform - khaki/polos in school color (secondary) or plaid/navy twill/polos (elementary))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,300
Tuition NotesFull time tuition for grades 1-12; kindergarten tuition is $2,900
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Admissions DirectorJill Wirth
Admissions AssociateGretchen Steer


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Band, Choir, Drama, Latin lunch club, String ensemble, Student Council

School Notes

  • Academics: Of our eight graduating classes 11.5% were named National Merit Finalists, Semi-Finalists or Commended Scholars
  • Average ACT score is 27.1
  • Math Masters is offered in grades 1-6.
  • 77% of our Latin students in grades 9-10 were honored in the National Latin Exam in 2008, including 1 perfect paper, 8 gold medals and 12 silver
  • Students in grades 7, 9 and 11 participate in Science Fair each year while students in grades 8, 10 and 11 participate in National History Day
  • All subjects are taught with a Christian worldview
  • Weekly chapel; service projects for middle schoolers; Student Council
  • Strong emphasis on the arts, with twice yearly drama productions and concerts for our Upper and Lower School choirs, Upper and Lower School Band and string ensembles plus Jazz Band
  • Faculty are committed Christians, dedicated to teaching and able to model character for our students
  • We recently completed a soccer field and a state of the art Physics Lab. All buildings have been completed since 1999
  • View more details about the school at
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  11/24/2017
After trying 3 other schools, we have finally found a school home for our 4 children at Schaeffer Academy. They provide a safe, encouraging atmosphere where each of our kids can feel comfortable to be who they were created to be. Every teacher we have had has been such a blessing! We love the classical education which teaches our kids to apply critical thinking skills to every subject. This gives the students an amazing foundation allowing them to excel at any career they choose. The older students mentor the younger students encouraging them in their character. The small class size allows the kids many opportunities for involvement and leadership. I am so thankful for a school like Schaeffer!
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5  5/13/2017
Classical education teaches my children how to think: logic and its application. This is woven into every subject, and I know they will have a good foundation for the future regardless of what careers they choose.
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5  4/7/2017
Schaeffer Academy is an amazing classical Christian school! We have had two children attend thus far, and we are so grateful for their school experience! The teachers are warm and encouraging. The academics are rigorous but doable. They have encouraged both of our children with their specific needs and have accommodated both special needs for one child at a time and stretching our precocious child. There is a great sense of community, and we love the mentorship a k-12 school provides. Priceless! In short, we would highly recommend Schaeffer Academy.
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