At Minnehaha Academy we see the light that shines in you.
Upper School students are welcomed into a community of life-long learners where curiosity is encouraged-in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the arts.
Guided by a strong academic foundation, you will have the opportunity to explore your passions, gifts, and faith alongside teachers who see and value your potential. At Minnehaha Academy, supportive faculty, coaches, and mentors will join you and your peers on your path to becoming the next generation of thought leaders and change makers.
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.