There is a place for you at Minnehaha Academy. When you join us, you will join a community of life-long learners in a strong academic program that encourages intellectual curiosity. You will join a community that cares about your success in school and school activities as well as your character. You will amaze yourself with what you can do – in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the arts. You will achieve. And you will be ready to go on to even bigger and better things, in college and in life.
We use block scheduling at the Upper School, which enables our students to get a taste of college and focus more on individual classes each day. The schedule also allows for time periods to, among other things, meet with teachers or participate in activities. Learn more
Students meet weekly with teacher-led advisory groups to discuss any number of topics, including academics and faith, and also engage in small-group activities. Each group stays together for all four years. Learn more
We empower students to develop as leaders, inside and outside the classroom, and have a voice within our community. Students don’t just learn about leadership but also apply leadership in practical situations. Learn more
Clubs & Activities
Every student is involved in some sort of after school activity, club, sport or organization. Most students, in fact, are committed to several. We’re proud to offer an array of options as wide and diverse as much larger schools. Learn more
Our program is academically rigorous, offering more Advanced Placement courses than any other private school in our state. Students are provided the curriculum to meet their academic goals – and challenge them to become problem solvers and deep thinkers. Learn More
The arts are thriving at Minnehaha Academy – and so are the artists! We showcase a variety performing groups and provide extensive offerings for students interested in the visual arts program for students of every age and ability. Learn more
We have 26 varsity sports, with 79% of students participating on at least one athletic team. Our teams make regular appearances in the state tournaments. Learn more
With an eye to the future, a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab, as well as the renovation of the already existing science classrooms, will help our students be better positioned in these subjects. Learn more
Cultural Field Experience
Cultural Field Experience is an authentic learning experience for students that unfolds over the course of several months and allows them an opportunity to build bridges within our school, neighborhood, and global communities among people from diverse socioeconomic, generational, religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Learn more
At Minnehaha Academy, the classes you take will propel you forward into new learning. You can earn college credit in 18 different AP courses, do research in our state-of-the-art STEM lab, take to the stage or pick up a paint brush in our Fine Arts courses, and design a science experiment that will travel to the International Space Station. Our expert teachers are passionate about their subject areas and their courses are interesting and engaging. They will get to know you as a person and a student, and provide you with opportunities inside and outside the classroom so you can develop your gifts.
Whether you’re an athlete or an artist, or both, you have a place at Minnehaha Academy. You will find that athletics, arts and clubs are a great way to build friendships and follow your passions. Minnehaha offers a supportive and encouraging environment, so you can try something new anytime. And you don’t have to choose—our students do all three—athletics, arts and clubs, and have a great time doing it!
"College admissions are more competitive than ever. The ability to take a variety of STEM courses at the AP level combined with sending experiments to the International Space Station was a unique way to show that I was more than just one of the many well-rounded applicants applying to top universities."
- Alum, Harvard student
As a student at Minnehaha, you’ll get involved in local, national and global communities. Through service projects, Cultural Field Experience, and internship opportunities, you will see the world differently and expand your horizons in ways you may not have thought possible.
Here at Minnehaha, you will appreciate that everyone is rooting for you! Teachers, coaches and friends are committed to your success in school and as a person. You will develop life-long friendships here, and be welcomed and included whether you transfer as a freshman or a senior. You’ll be a valued part of our community, just as you are.
At Minnehaha you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to be yourself, develop ideas and grow into your best self. As you explore faith, you can ask tough questions and engage in discussions in and out of the classroom with teachers, coaches, mentors and friends who will be there to support and encourage you. Our weekly chapel services feature guest speakers, student performers and thought-provoking messages.