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Our History

Educating the East Twin Cities through a Biblical lens since 1977.

In 1977, Pastor Dick and Patti Wiens, along with a handful of other prayerful partners, started New Life Church and New Life Academy. The nucleus of their vision was plain and simple: sharing the Word of God and the truth of the gospel. The motivation behind creating the academy was a brilliant plan to ensure a succession of disciples.

Today, the academy fulfills the same mission through traditional teaching of core subject matter while continually adapting to changes and trends in education. Embracing change and building on what we already know through ongoing teacher development is our commitment to your child(ren); a promise to meet the unique needs of today’s students.

By the grace of God, our community is a healthy body of believers experiencing a welcoming and loving environment, high quality education, and the non-denominational yet Christ-centered emphasis today’s families crave.

Take the next step to prepare and equip your child for success.

Always minded towards paving the way for a brighter future for our students, our academic program will challenge, equip and empower your student in a nurturing environment.