How many students attend Minnehaha and what is the class size?
In the 2015-2016 school year, we had approximately 825 students in grades PK-12.
Minnehaha Academy is committed to class size levels where teachers can teach and learners can learn. There is clear evidence that a teacher’s ability and effectiveness are the most influential determinants of student achievement. To ensure that students make steady academic progress, Minnehaha Academy is committed to hiring high-quality subject-matter experts who provide exemplary instructional programs.
Minnehaha Academy considers student demographic information, grade level, and subject matter when making class size decisions.
Minnehaha Academy uses a formula recommended from the National Association of Independent Schools to show average class size. In PreK-Grade 5, the total number of students in each core classroom is divided by the total number of classroom teachers. In Grades 6-12, the cumulative total number of students in all sections is divided by the total number of sections. Based on this formula, average class sizes for 2015-2016 are as follows:
PreK: 6:1 (Student:Teacher)