Minnehaha Academy

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Upper School Academics

ACADEMICS

Minnehaha is ranked as one of the best private schools in the state. 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 labs, take to the stage or pick up a paint brush in our Fine Arts programs, 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.

Course Options – Minnehaha students have the opportunity to chose from a variety of core courses, as well as 18 Advanced Placement and honors courses. View the Upper School course catalog for details about offerings.

Authentic Learning – In the Upper School, you will be engaged in coursework that has real-life implications. In our International Space Station Program, students create experiments that are designed to provide data for working scientists. In English, the craft of non-fiction writing and argumentation takes on new importance when students meet with legislators to present concerns detailed in their studies. This authentic learning is what engages our students. They dig in and their studies come to life.

Innovation & Creativity – Academic challenges require creativity and innovation. Whether designing 3-D models for printing, participating in a Shark Tank style classroom challenge, or studying the migration of monarch butterflies, you will be encouraged to take academic risks.