International Students

International Admissions

Minnehaha Academy is a private Christian school serving approximately 800 students in preschool through grade 12. The school has two campuses located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The school is founded on Christian values and provides a comprehensive preschool through grade 12 curriculum with a rigorous college preparatory program. Minnehaha Academy enrolls international students from countries around the world. We value and appreciate the richness that they bring to our community.

An international student is an individual holding a foreign passport. International students living with host families are considered for grades 9 through 12, and are required to have an approved agent. Approved agents will work through the admission process and acts as the contact to Minnehaha Academy. Please contact the admission office for a list of agents. International students living with parents may apply for admission in other grades. All applications must be submitted in full one month prior to the start of the school year.

Admission Criteria

The criteria for admission to Minnehaha Academy are scholastic performance and accomplishments, English language proficiency, emotional maturity and a desire for education emphasizing Christian values. The program is highly selective, admission standards are rigorous, and only fully qualified students are accepted into the program. Generally, students are admitted to grade 9 through 12. The admission process is administered through our agency partners. 

**Prospective students should contact an approved agency below:


Students needing a homestay must work with a homestay agency through the admission process. Those students living with a parent should use the above process. In addition, a homestay family must submit a Power of Attorney form so that they can have access to school information and make health decisions for the student. Adults can submit an inquiry to become a host parent for an International students.


Please contact our Admissions Team regarding tuition and fees for international students.

International students must pay an enrollment fee, which will be applied to their tuition.  Tuition for international students must be paid in full before the beginning of the school year.  The enrollment contract must be signed by the agent if the student is living with a host family.

The following forms must be received prior to the start of school:

International Student Frequently Asked Questions

If you are interested in applying, please contact:

Admission Office