Minnehaha Academy

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Leadership Development

Learning about leadership isn’t enough at Minnehaha Academy. We ensure our students have opportunities to practice leadership in practical situations and groups that will directly translate to the student’s next steps beyond our school.

Students in grades 10-12 who desire to study leadership in-depth can enroll in our elective Leadership Studies Class.


Intern Program

The Intern Program provides an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills in a wide variety of areas. The intern program consists of a flexible number of students who are selected by the Dean of Students and other faculty members. A student can apply to be an intern in the following areas:

  1. Athletics Internship
  2. Campus Pride Internship
  3. Chapel Internship
  4. Community Service Internship
  5. Executive Internship
  6. International Project Internship
  7. Publicity Internship
  8. Student Activity Internship
  9. Student Services Internship
  10. Student Social Events Internship

Selection process for this program occurs in late spring.

Advisory Program

The Upper School Advisory Program provides each student with an adult from whom he or she can seek guidance, support, and help in the areas of academics, spiritual growth, and personal issues.

The program also assigns every student to a peer group – averaging 11 people – by grade level and single gender (i.e. freshmen girls). Groups stay together throughout the students’ high school career.

Clubs and 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 about the various co-curricular options we provide!


Block Schedule

Minnehaha Academy Upper School follows a year long, seven-period modified block schedule. The modified block schedule promotes diverse teaching strategies such as sustained discussion, question and answer sessions, reflections, simulations, rehearsals, laboratory experiments, group projects, and cooperative learning. In addition, while the schedule maintains three class meetings per week, the schedule enables students to focus more on their individual classes each day as they only need to prepare for, at most, four classes per block day.