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Welcome to Schaeffer Academy’s website. We are a thriving K-12, private, Christian, classical school of 365 students in Rochester, Minnesota, teaching the Permanent Things: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. Read on to discover why Schaeffer Academy is an excellent school for your child, whether your child is headed for university or vocational work.


"Schaeffer Academy made a deep impression on me.  From kindergarten to senior year, Schaeffer gave me tools to serve God and others in any vocation.  I am truly thankful!"

-Nicole Arpin, 2013 graduate

What's New at Schaeffer Academy

"Education is more than the transference of knowledge; it is the transmission of values, culture, and the proper ordering of loves." - Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain


If you are interested in finding out more about the classical Christian education offered at Schaeffer Academy, we are hosting a Prospective Parent Information Meeting and Tour on Wednesday, February 17, 9-10:30 am at 2700 Schaeffer Lane NE, Rochester. If this date does not work for you, please join us most Wednesdays at 8:30 am for a tour (check our school calendar for a specific date) or contact the school office at 507-286-1050 to schedule a tour at a time that is convenient for you.


The open enrollment period for new students is February 22 to April 15. For more details about our admission process and deadlines, see our Admissions Information.


Our annual Gold Ribbon Gala will be held on March 19 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the DoubleTree in downtown Rochester. We hope that you will make plans to join us for the night as we raise funds for Schaeffer's Scholarship Fund and the Annual Fund. For tickets and additional information, click on the Gala button to the right. If you are not able to join us, but would still like to make a donation, you can click on the Gala button and then choose "Donate to Scholarship or Annual Fund" on the Gala website.


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