Minnehaha Academy

Admission Office: 612-728-7722

Discover Minnehaha Academy

Ensuring that a school is the right fit for you and your child can seem like a daunting process. We have three specific programs designed for your family to get to know us better. Take a personal tour, have your child participate in a shadow day and attend an open house.

If you have other specific needs or questions, feel free to reach out by calling our Admission Office at 612-728-7722. We’re happy to help any way we can and want to make the process as straightforward as possible. We can’t wait to meet you!

Take a Personal Tour

Get to know the school on a tour specifically designed with you and your child in mind. We will tour the campus, and can focus on specific areas of interest for you and your child. Is your child interested in participating on an athletic team? We’ll be sure to stop by the athletic facilities. Do you want to know more about our STEM labs? We’ll spend extra time in this area, showing you and your child the state-of-the-art equipment our students have access to. Tell us what your child’s interests are and we will be sure to talk about the many opportunities for your child.

We encourage you and your child to attend the personal tour. However, feel free to invite grandparents or siblings as well. We want to get to know you and your family!

To schedule a tour:


Participate in a Shadow Day

Your child has the opportunity to spend a day at Minnehaha, paired with a current student. Shadow days are a fabulous opportunity for children currently in kindergarten or above to spend time at the school and experience a day attending classes, meeting teachers and making new friends.

Children spending the day at the Lower or Middle School are paired with a current student. They have the opportunity to learn first-hand what a day at Minnehaha is like. They can participate in class and activities alongside other children, eat lunch and have fun.

If your child is visiting the Upper School for a shadow visit, he or she will be paired with a Redhawk Ambassador that has similar interests to your child. Whatever your child is interested in, we will connect him or her with students and faculty to make the most of the visit. We’ll make sure that he or she can connect with coaches, the theater director, a math teacher, student interns, or whomever is involved with your child’s interests.

Our teachers are eager to meet your child and discuss our many academic and extra-curricular programs. All students kindergarten and above are required to attend a full or partial shadow day.

To schedule a shadow day for:

  • Lower School, contact Julia Stewart by calling 612-728-7778 or emailing her at [email protected]
  • Middle School, schedule a shadow day here or contact Julia Stewart by calling 612-728-7778 or emailing her at [email protected]
  • Upper School, schdule a shadow day here or contact Jacob Swanson by calling 612-728-7756 or emailing him at [email protected]


Attend an Admission Open House

We invite you to spend an evening to get to know us better! Learn more about our activities and curriculum, while meeting our teachers, administrators, parents and students. This is an interactive event for your entire family.

Preschool, Lower & Middle School

  • October 24, 2019, 6:45 p.m.
  • January 30, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

Upper School

  • October 29, 2019, 6:45 p.m.
  • January 27, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

To register for an Admission Open House: 

  • Call the Office of Admission at (612) 728-7722
  • Email the Office of Admission at [email protected]


Minnehaha Academy has been integral to our family through faith, academics, athletics, and lifelong friendships.

- Dan, Parent of alumni