• 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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Please join us in removing and piling Buckthorn from our Seven Hills Woodlot.  Participants will receive a FREE T-SHIRT!  Students must be in 5th-8th grade and have adult supervision.  Rain or shine! RSVP to nhoffman@shpamn.org by Thurs. April 27th! Download the following flier for more information:


2017-2018 School Calendar

The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been approved by the Board of Directors and is available for download here.


MCA Testing

The MCA’s are right around the corner. Be sure to mark the dates below in your calendar and visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s FAQ page to answer any questions you may have. Reading – Grades 3-5: April 17th – 24th Math – Grades 3-5: April 24th – 28th Science – Grade 5: May 2nd […]


Welcoming Our New Principals for the 2017-2018 School Year

At its March meeting, the School Board approved the recommendation the Finance Committee brought forward on behalf of the Principal Hiring Committee and is very pleased to announce that Ms. Carolyn Farrell will serve as the new Richfield Campus Principal and Mr. Dan Woodle will assume the Principal position at our Bloomington Campus for the […]


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 […]

Bloomington Campus News & Updates

MCA Testing begins week of April 17, 2017

Please make sure your child is well rested and eats a good breakfast the week of April 17, 2017 as MCA testing will begin for 3rd – 5th Grade students.


Spring Concert: May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm (Bloomington Campus)

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

Richfield Campus News & Updates

1st and 2nd Grade Programming Night – Richfield Campus

New incoming 1st and 2nd Grade families at the Richfield Campus are welcome and encouraged to attend our Programming night! You will have an opportunity to view classroom space and attend a presentation on our curriculum. The presentation begins promptly at 6:00pm and the open house lasts until 7:00pm. Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Time: […]


Middle School Spring Social

Current SHPA Middle School Students are invited to join us for our Spring Social! Click here to read more.