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Is Your Child's School a Positive Learning Environment? 4 Key Factors

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Feb 6, 2018

Your child’s learning and development will blossom in an educational environment where your son or daughter has a sense of belonging, feels secure, and can find the support he or she needs. A positive learning environment will invite your growing student to venture into new areas of opportunity with confidence. Consider these 4 Essential Qualities of a Positive Learning Environment that will nurture your child’s potential and growth.

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Topics: Christian Education, Inspiration

5 Ways To Help Your Child Love School Again

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jan 31, 2018

Remember when school was new, fun, and exciting for your child? Supporting your child's school life came naturally when things were going well and your son or daughter was looking forward to each school day.

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Positive Peer Pressure: How Students Can Encourage Each Other to Be Better

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jan 30, 2018

Peer pressure is often used to describe how teenagers can get carried along with the crowd. It often has negative connotations. But, what if peer pressure was positive? What if it encouraged teens to do their best?

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Topics: Upper School

Thinking of Switching Schools? 5 Things To Consider.

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jan 18, 2018

Switching schools can be an exciting time for both you and your child. And, it can be a time full of questions and concerns. As with any other significant decision, you want to approach this carefully and thoughtfully.

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Topics: Transfer

Who Goes to a Christian School?

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 7, 2017

When you consider the benefits you hope your child will receive from a school, you may focus on knowledge, skills, confidence, inspiration, goal-setting, talent development, character, and meaningful relationships. If you are like most parents, ultimately you want your child to be prepared for college and on the path to a confident, purposeful young adulthood. You may believe a private school with smaller classes and well-developed traditions will enhance your child’s opportunities to get the most of school life.

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Topics: Christian Education

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?  Alumni Profile:  Rick Post ‘80

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Apr 26, 2017

Rick attended Minnehaha Academy from seventh grade through his graduation in 1980. During his time at MA he was involved in sports and band, and has fond memories of his years at school.  “MA gave me an outstanding education and I established friendships that I still have to this day.  The Christian foundation provided me a strong grounding which has guided me through my career.”

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Topics: Alumni, Christian Education

Student Genius Team Lights Up the Internet

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 21, 2017

Middle School Genius Team students were awarded Minnehaha Academy's Light Up the Internet traveling classroom award. The award is given to a classroom or student group that shares its work online using #MyMinnehaha to light up the Internet with good. The award encourages positive uses of social media.

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Topics: Middle School

Things to Consider When Choosing a Private High School

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 19, 2017

High school is an important time of life that can set the stage for the rest of a student’s academic and professional future. With so many schools to choose from, selecting a school isn't simple by any standards. To make it less daunting, here are the things to consider when choosing a private high school.

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Topics: Upper School, Academics

Why Send Your Child to a Christian Preschool?

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 12, 2017

Preschool is an exciting time, but it can also be a little nerve-racking when you are searching for a school that provides a caring and safe environment for your child. It's also most likely your child's first experience in a classroom.

A fantastic preschool experience that is a good fit for your child and family can set the stage for a positive school career. These formative and impressionable years of your child’s life should be in the hands of caring educators who will provide a strong foundation that will positively influence your child well into adulthood. 

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Topics: Preschool

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist: Setting Your Child Up for Success

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Apr 5, 2017

Sending your child off to kindergarten is a big step, for you and for them. It's your child's first big leap into a long educational career, and it's natural to wonder whether they are ready. There isn't a rule book that clearly defines kindergarten readiness, either. However, most educators and developmental experts agree that certain skills are essential for further development and achievement in school. This kindergarten readiness checklist is a great place to start:

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Topics: Open House, Lower School

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