Southwest Christian High School

Southwest Christian is an independent, evangelical Christian high school located in the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis.
Their mission is to train students to think and act biblically toward their world in their academic, athletic, and artistic achievement.
Southwest offers a rigorous, college-prep education and emphasizes both personal discipleship and understanding the worldviews of our culture.
For a school of its size, SWCHS offers a comparatively large number of electives, varsity sports, and opportunities in fine arts, resulting in a highly-involved, well-rounded student body.
SWCHS draws students from over 25 different communities in the southwest metro of the Twin Cities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,570
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Southwest Christian High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences, Dyslexia
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
458 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Southwest Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP English 11, AP English 12, AP Macro-Economics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History, Honors Biology, Honors English 10, Philosophy and Worldview
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director
Barb Rengel

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
DECA, FIRST Robotics, Hospitality Committee, National Art Society, National Honor Society, Service Committee, Social Committee, Spiritual Life Committee, Sports Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Praise and Worship Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Clay Target Team, Fishing Club

School Notes

  • Southwest Christian is an independent, evangelical Christian high school located in the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis.
  • Their mission is to train students to think and act biblically toward their world in their academic, athletic, and artistic achievement.
  • Southwest offers a rigorous, college-prep education and emphasizes both personal discipleship and understanding the worldviews of our culture.
  • For a school of its size, SWCHS offers a comparatively large number of electives, varsity sports, and opportunities in fine arts, resulting in a highly-involved, well-rounded student body.
  • SWCHS draws students from over 25 different communities in the southwest metro of the Twin Cities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southwest Christian High School cost?
Southwest Christian High School's tuition is approximately $13,570 for private students.
What sports does Southwest Christian High School offer?
Southwest Christian High School offers 20 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Southwest Christian High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for most sports offered.
What is Southwest Christian High School's ranking?
Southwest Christian High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Southwest Christian High School?
The application deadline for Southwest Christian High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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All four of our sons attended SWCHS. We love this school. The school is committed to developing Christian character AND as well as helping students be successful academically. More that half of the teachers have I advanced degrees -- but more importantly the teachers are really committed to the students.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,570
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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