• 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

Spaghetti Dinner at Fat Lorenzo’s

Join us for our annual Spaghetti Dinner at Fat Lorenzo’s on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 for food and fun!


Winter Weather Update

As we enter the winter weather season, please keep in mind the following information: any school closures will be communicated via website post, our new voice and text messaging system for those parents who have filled out a Cell Phone Permission Form, and Kare 11, KSTP, and WCCO media outlets. In deciding to close school, […]


Open Enrollment Ends January 15, 2017!

Please be sure to fill out an application by January 15 if you are interested in being included in our lottery.  Our Open Enrollment period runs from November 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017.  All of our applications, procedures, and timeline information can be found on 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

VIP Ceremony, January 27, 2017 at 2:45pm


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.

Richfield Campus News & Updates

Winter Concert – Richfield Campus

Join us at Berea Lutheran Church on January 17th at 7:00 p.m. for our Richfield Campus Winter Concert. Enjoy performances from our Kindergarten and First Grade Chorus as well as our Middle School Band and Choirs. Berea Lutheran Church 7538 Emerson Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423


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.