Admission Office: 612-728-7722
Upper School (9-12)
3100 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
Lower & Middle School (PreK-8)
4200 West River Parkway
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
Why Choose Minnehaha?
There is no other school quite like Minnehaha Academy, a top-ranked college prep school located in the heart of the Twin Cities. From the moment you arrive on campus you are part of a welcoming community that values academics, personal passions, and faith.
We encourage students to explore their gifts and talents as we support their development to become next generation thought leaders and change makers. Students thrive in a culture where learning is cool and curiosity and critical thinking are valued by faculty and peers.
Minnehaha graduates are well-prepared to succeed in college and careers. They have the skills and confidence to excel. Our alums are change makers in an ever changing world. They are leaders and forward thinkers in their fields–music, medicine, law, policies, science, academics, and business–to name just a few.
Our Mission, Our “Why”
We provide high-quality education integrating Christian faith and learning so that students grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and others.
Distinctively Christian: We encourage one another to become authentic followers of Jesus Christ.
Exceptional Academics: We pursue truth and excellence in all educational experiences.
Cultivating Potential: We help each person discover and develop his or her unique gifts and talents.
Caring Community: We share a unity that is based on care for one another rather than conformity.
A Vision for Christian Education – 1884-1913
In 1884, Rev. Erik August Skogsbergh had a vision for education that inspired Minnehaha Academy. He believed in the importance of quality education with Christian faith as its center.
The original incorporation from 1905 stated: “The purpose of this institution shall be to furnish young men and women with the essential elements of a liberal education, and to foster the development of character under the personal influence of Christian teachers.”
In 1911, Rev. Skogsbergh and Andrew L. Skoog gathered a group of 11, called the Core of Collectors, who were to raise $100 each toward a new building on the campus.
The goal was $25,000, and they exceeded that figure and broke ground on June 30, 1912. On Monday, Sept. 15, 1913, Minnehaha Academy welcomed its first class of high school students.
We see the light that shines in each child.
At Minnehaha, your child will be surrounded by caring adults who strive to cultivate curiosity and build confidence so his or her light can shine bright in the world.
From the moment you arrive on campus you are part of a welcoming community that values academics, personal passions, and faith. We encourage students to explore their gifts and talents as we support their development to become next generation thought leaders and change makers.
Find out how your child will shine at Minnehaha Academy by requesting information.
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