• 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!

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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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The SHPA Strategic Plan

Greetings SHPA Families, This past year the School Board met with an organizational consultant for several special work sessions to create a new strategic plan to guide the future growth, expansion, and success of our school. The resulting plan that emerged from these strategic planning sessions is attached to this post. The plan is rooted […]


Busing for the 2017-2018 School Year

Please read the following letter from the Board of Directors and Administration Team regarding busing and fees for the upcoming school year.


Summer Reading Opportunity

Students can use Newsela on their own all summer long to keep their reading skills sharp. Newsela has exciting summer reading clubs. The summer 2017 club topics include Youth Activism, Sports, History, and more. Students who join a Summer Reading Club will automatically receive ten assigned articles about the club topic. And students who complete the quizzes […]


2017-18 School Supply Kits

Take the stress out of back to school shopping and purchase your child’s school supplies through the Seven Hills PTA!  Please see the attached flyer with information and directions on how to order the kits.  Orders are accepted now through June 25th, Thank you!  


Last Day of School is June 8th, 2017

The last day of school is June 8th, 2017 with a 1:30pm dismissal.  Transportation is available for the 1:30 dismissal.  If you need to make a transportation change for the last day of school, please contact the school by 10:00am.  No changes will be allowed after the 10:00am deadline.  Thank you!

Bloomington Campus News & Updates

Book Fair May 24 & 25

Need summer reading books? May 25th and 26th Seven Hills Bloomington Campus will have it’s BOGO, buy one get one free sale from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Students will have the opportunity to buy books during the school day with their teacher or during their library/tech class. Books cost from $5-$10 each for softcover […]


Spring Concert: May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

Students should arrive to school at 6:00 p.m. and go to their classrooms.

Richfield Campus News & Updates

Summer Office Hours

Summer Office hours for both the Richfield Campus are as follows: June – July Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closed the week of July 4th July 31 – August 11 Monday – Friday 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. August 14 – 31 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Capstone Trip May 20th – 26th

The annual 8th Grade Capstone Trip will depart May 20th and will return May 26th.


8th Grade Graduation, June 8th 6:30pm

The 8th Grade Graduation will be June 8th, 2017 at 6:30pm at Berea Lutheran Church (7538 Emerson Ave. S.  Richfield, MN 55423)