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Grades 1-12 New Students


Open enrollment begins in late February for Fall 2020. We also take mid-year transfers, depending upon space in each grade. Please contact us at 507-286-1050, download an application form, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

You can tour the school on Wednesdays  - 8:30 am during the school year or 9:30 am during the summer. If you have questions, contact Registrar Jill Wirth at 507-286-1050. For directions to Schaeffer Academy, click here

How to Apply

  • Open enrollment is late February through April 15.  Submit the completed application and $175 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee per student ($350 maximum per family per year), along with a certified copy of each student's official birth certificate.
  • For enrollment outside of this time frame, see our enrollment details.
  • We’ll contact you for additional records: immunization history, copies of the past three years’ report cards, standardized test scores, and any applicable evaluation or screening forms.
  • Homeschooled students need these items, plus a curriculum list, scope and sequence of material covered by year, work samples in writing and math, and titles of books read.
  • Prospective students and parents are interviewed by an administrator before acceptance.
  • After your student has been accepted, we require a payment of 10% of the annual tuition (one month's tuition payment) within two weeks of acceptance in order to secure your child's enrollment.