Letter from the Principal
I am excited to be a part of Minnehaha Academy and am honored to be working with this fantastic community!
I am passionate about kids and learning and am grateful to have the opportunity to be in a school where faith and learning are intertwined. I am also thrilled to be working with students from 3 to 14 years old. It will be fun to watch their progress over such an extended period of time.
Let’s have a great year!
Bruce Maeda, PreK-8 Principal
Phone: (612) 721-3359
Minnehaha Academy’s Lower School is where we educate first learners – Preschool through fifth grade. There is a wonderful energy in the building. We are excited to provide curriculum-based education with quality teachers integrating research, best practice and today’s technologies. Along with small class sizes, Minnehaha’s Lower School is a place you will want your child’s educational journey to begin.
Minnehaha Academy believes in fostering a love for learning, and we are proud to offer our students many valuable educational experiences. During their time at Minnehaha Lower School, your child will have classes with teachers who specialize in Art, Music, Spanish, Media and Physical Education. Our students also have educational experiences with a variety of up-to-date technology.
As parents, you are a critical part of your child’s education; after all, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We value your input and the time you spend helping your child experience educational success. We welcome you as our partner in education and encourage communication with your child’s teachers, the Lower School staff and principal.
As we move through the school year, we encourage you to share in some conversations with your child. Young children love to talk. They have many wonderful stories to tell about their experiences at school. They need to know that someone is listening. They also want to hear stories about you and your childhood - have fun with this. Please take time to share with them. Time with you is a priceless gift that will quickly fly by.
Lower School Quick Facts
- Christian values
- Small classes
- Safe, caring environment
- Gifted, certified teachers
- Specialists teach music, art, French/Spanish, computer, library science, and physical education
- Music and physical education offered three out of every six days
- Extended Day program
- Active parent community