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How Students Learn to Read at Minnehaha Academy

Posted by Julie Winn on Sep 13, 2018
By Julie Winn, MA's Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
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To Be Made Whole and Holy; 2018 Commencement Address

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 12, 2018


David Hoffner, Director of Spiritual Formation and Economics teacher, challenges students to endure unearned suffering, love wisdom, and live in genuine freedom. Mr. Hoffner is preparing for his 13th year teaching at Minnehaha Academy.

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Topics: Inspiration, Christian Education, students, Graduation, Academics, Upper School

Senior Honors Night Showcases A Hardworking Class

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 11, 2018

Reading this year’s list of senior honors might fool you into thinking academics and leadership are easy: over 70% of the students graduated with honors, with 30 of the 78 graduating “With Highest Honors” (GPA of 3.8 to 4.0).

Had you walked the halls these past few weeks as students took AP calculus exams, rose early to watch their research project rocket towards the International Space Station, and put the finishing touches on their final musical performances, you would see that these students take their work seriously.

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Topics: Graduation, Academics, Upper School, Awards

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

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