• 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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Immediate Openings in Second Grade!

Please fill out an application for Second Grade for either our Bloomington or Richfield Campus, we have immediate openings (this is a rare opportunity!) Here is a link to our Admissions Page for our application(s): http://www.sevenhillspreparatoryacademy.org/prospective-families/admissions/


SHPA Makes Top 10 Best Schools in Minnesota!

Minnesota MCA-III test scores and updated rankings for the 2016-17 school year were posted to SchoolDigger this week and SHPA scored in the top 10 schools in the state!  Please follow the link for details: Best Schools in Minnesota


Back to School Night

Mark your calendars for our 2017-2018 Back to School Night! This event will be taking place at both campuses on August 29th from 4pm-6pm. You may come and go as you please in that time frame. Be sure to plan accordingly if you have students at both schools.   We look forward to seeing you […]


2017-2018 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please turn in the free and reduced lunch applications to the school office(s).  Only those who desire to apply for the program need to apply. 


Mid-Summer Communication

You can now download our Mid-Summer Letters for both campuses. Please be sure to read through them for summer updates and keep an eye out for our Back to School Communication coming in August.

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

Volunteer Opportunity: Installation of New Playground

We’re inviting adult parent volunteers–especially those with children in Elementary School at our Richfield Campus–to a community installation of our new playground on Thursday, August 31st! We will begin the installation at 8:00 a.m. and expect to complete our work by 3:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided for volunteer workers. We are hoping […]


Summer Office Hours

Summer Office hours for 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)