In the 2021-2022 school year, we had approximately 865 students in grades PK–12.
Minnehaha Academy is committed to class size levels where teachers can teach and learners can learn. There is clear evidence that a teacher’s ability and effectiveness are the most influential determinants of student achievement. To ensure that students make steady academic progress, Minnehaha Academy is committed to hiring high-quality subject-matter experts who provide exemplary instructional programs.
Minnehaha Academy considers student demographic information, grade level, and subject matter when making class size decisions.
Minnehaha Academy uses a formula recommended from the National Association of Independent Schools to show average class size. In PreK-Grade 5, the total number of students in each core classroom is divided by the total number of classroom teachers. In Grades 6-12, the cumulative total number of students in all sections is divided by the total number of sections.
Based on this formula, average class sizes over the past few years:
- 6:1 student ratio for preschool
- 18 for kindergarten
- 20 for grades 1–5
- 18 for grades 6–8
- 20 for grades 9–12