• Our Mission
    Seven Hills Preparatory Academy engages students in a rigorous Classical education, designed to prepare each one for strong citizenship and life-long learning.
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  • Our Vision
    Modesta Philologia. Fida Humanitas.
    Disciplined Learning. Responsible Citizenship.
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  • Our Values
    We instill a life-long passion for knowledge, promote a spirit of inquiry and intellectual curiosity, and focus on cultivating strong citizenship through academic excellence.
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  • Our School
    With campuses in both Bloomington and Richfield, we come together as one community from two locations.
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“My personal congratulations for SHPA’s recent designation as a 2016 Reward School. Your school is among the highest performing schools in the state, and this recognition reflects the incredible success of your students and tireless efforts on behalf of your staff.” – Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner

Welcome from Carolyn Farrell

Salvete from the Bloomington Campus! It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Interim Principal for the 2016-2017school year! I have been working at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy for the past five years. I spent the first three years working with the Special Education team as a Special Education administrator and then spent the last two years in the role of Associate Principal.

Read Mrs. Farrell’s full welcome letter

About Our Elementary School

Welcome from Carl Schlueter

Hello and welcome from SHPA’s Middle School! Thank you for your interest in our program; we are honored to be trusted with your child’s education. As a High Quality Charter School, we continue to build upon our growth and success by providing a rigorous academic curriculum, enriching extracurricular opportunities, and a strong character development program for our students!

We invite you to visit us often to stay informed on school news, activities and events!

About Our Middle School


The Bloomington campus publishes a monthly newsletter to keep families informed and involved.

The Richfield campus publishes a monthly newsletter recapping the events of the month.
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All School News & Updates

Senator Ember Reichgott-Jung at the October Town Hall

We were honored to host Senator Ember Reichgott-Jung at our October Town Hall, where she presented on the history of charter public schools, now in their 25th year! Visit our photo gallery to see pictures from the presentation.


Give to the Max!

Thousands of Minnesota nonprofits will come together to raise millions of dollars in just 24 hours this Give to the Max Day, November 17. Supporting the Seven Hills Preparatory Academy (SHPA) Parent Teacher Association (PTA) on Give to the Max Day will be used during our inaugural year to foster and promote a greater school […]


Open Enrollment Begins!

Our Open Enrollment period has begun on November 1, 2016!  For all of our applications, procedures, and timeline information, please visit our Admissions Page  


2017-2018 Open House Information

Please register for an Open House to learn more about our Elementary Program. Click Here to Register 2017-2018 Enrollment Interest Forms will not be available until November 1, 2016.


Seven Hills Elementary and Middle Schools Named Minnesota Reward Schools!

We are very pleased to announce that our Elementary School was once again named a a Minnesota Reward School–and our Middle School achieved Reward School status as well! So for the first time in our school’s history, both our Elementary and Middle Schools have been designated Reward Schools based upon academic proficiency, growth, and progress toward closing the achievement gaps.

Bloomington Campus News & Updates

Winter Concert

Mark your calendars for the Bloomington Campus Winter Concert!  The Winter Concert will be on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm.  Students should arrive by 6:00pm and go straight to their classrooms.


Parent Round Table Discussion

Please join us for a Parent Round Table discussion on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:45am.  The discussion will be held in room 304 at the Bloomington Campus.  This is an open forum and all questions and comments are welcome.

Richfield Campus News & Updates

High School Admissions Fair for Current 8th Graders

All 8th Grade Students and Parents are invited to join us for our third annual High School Admissions Fair to be held on Thursday, December 15th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the school’s PE Room.


Prospective Family Open House – Richfield Campus

Prospective families are encouraged to register for one of our Open House dates to learn about our Elementary Program. The Open House is the most informative and comprehensive event that we host. Click here to learn more and to register for an Open House date.