A Flourishing Community

Strategic Enrollment

At Minnehaha Academy, we understand that the vibrant future of the School, and more importantly, significant Kingdom impact, depends on both bustling enrollment and enthusiastic families, whose expectations are exceeded. Through the cultivation of relationships in the application process through the student’s graduation and beyond, families will be engaged in the life and work of the school. Engaged students, alumni, parents and grandparents are the best ambassadors, advocates, and supporters, and are critical in advancing the school both locally and nationally.

Minnehaha Academy will identify, recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate students in line with our mission and goals while also ensuring a strong, positive experience for teachers and families, and maintaining fiscal sustainability.

Minnehaha will:

  • Create deep and abiding relationships between the School and applicants and newly enrolled students and their families.
  • Expand on-boarding and transition programs to fully engage new families and aid current families in grade level transitions.
  • Broaden community building events, both within the Minnehaha school community and our surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Build awareness in the community through corporate, church, other non-profit, and governmental partnerships and sponsorships.
  • Analyze ongoing survey results and other data to make decisions and implement plans that positively influence enrollment and retention.

Stakeholder Participation

Minnehaha Academy will implement programs and initiatives to achieve greater participation and sustained enthusiasm and commitment from all constituencies in the life of the school which will lead to increased event attendance, greater volunteerism, new and increased financial giving, and new partnerships.

Minnehaha will:

  • Increase lifetime value for alumni, including growing the MA Connect Portal and developing networking and affinity groups.
  • Introduce Reunion Weekend to bring alumni back to campus and connect with fellow alums and former faculty.
  • Enhance personalized stewardship to better convey to donors the impact of their gift.
  • Develop school wide opportunities for fellowship and service.
  • Increase participation in financially supporting the school in all constituencies.

Strategic Plan Focus Areas

Explore these focus areas to learn more about our Strategic Plan.