An introduction to our school by a friend, requesting materials, or attending one of our open houses during the fall and winter are typical starts to the admission process. We encourage you to visit the campus where your child will attend, early in the process, so you can see the school in action, meet students and talk with faculty and staff. A campus visit and a tour can be scheduled at any time during the admission process.
Completing the online application and parent statement, and submitting the application fee, will start your admission file.
For students applying to enter Grades 6-12, we require exam results to help us in course placement. Minnehaha Academy administers an entrance exam on several Saturdays during the winter and spring months.
Please call the Admission Office at 612-728-7756 to check available openings in your son or daughter’s grade level.
It is best to apply for admission to Minnehaha Academy in the fall of the academic year prior to desired enrollment. This allows your application to be considered in the first round of admission decisions. We continue to accept applications in all grade levels throughout the spring and summer. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, with qualified students accepted for enrollment until the grade level is filled.
Fall: The admission process begins in the academic year prior to desired enrollment.
Mid-February: Following the same protocol as other independent schools, we begin notifying families of our decisions by mid-February.
March 1: Financial Aid Application Priority Deadline
Spring and summer: Applications continue to be accepted until openings in each grade level are filled.
For students applying for admission to Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Upper School (Grades 9-12), entrance examination results are required to help us gauge potential for academic success and assist in course placement. The exam takes approximately three hours and is free of charge to students with applications on file. Applicants must register for the exam in advance by emailing admissions@MinnehahaAcademy.net or calling 612-728-7756.
2013-2014 Entrance Test Dates
All tests are given at the Upper School, 3100 West River Parkway, and begin at 9 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes before this time. Your student does not need to bring anything.
Request Admissions Information
When this form is completed, you will receive:
- Minnehaha Academy Viewbook highlighting each division of the school.
- Curriculum and program highlights by school division
- Application procedures and materials (you can also download these forms)
- Tuition and Fee Statements
- Schedule of Admission Events
You will also be added to our email broadcast to receive our Admission e-newsletter which provides open house reminders and the admission time table, as well as key school-wide events and achievements which will help you learn more about Minnehaha Academy.
International Student forms are available on International Student Page.
For all other students, application is made online:
*Applications received after January are evaluated on a rolling basis, with qualified students accepted for enrollment until the grade level is filled.
PreK-12 application fee: $100