Our middle school program is designed to help your student thrive through individual attention, meaningful activities, and a positive Christ-centered community. Keep reading to learn why families choose New Life Academy.
Developing the whole child
At New Life Academy, we want to see middle schoolers do more than just thrive in the classroom. As this is a season of significant identity development, spiritual and character growth are equally important. We accomplish these goals through:
Our teachers build confidence in students by showing them that they are valued as individuals. They not only teach but also mentor — guiding students through academic, social, and spiritual challenges as needed.
Students are assigned a same-gender, same-grade small group with a dedicated advisor. Groups meet weekly for relationship-building and life skills training. Students explore different topics in a safe environment that helps prepare them for the next stage of life and introduces them to new interests.
Weekly chapels, Bible classes, and character education help students make wise decisions and become good citizens — not only of their school community but also of God’s kingdom.
Pursuit of Continuous Innovation
We know how important it is for students to develop hands-on experience and technical skills. Our STEAM programs and opportunities provide creative and innovative spaces to pursue passions and interests.
Your middle schooler’s environment matters.
“What I love about New Life Academy is the community and strong relationships you are able to build here. I’ve met so many great friends and the teachers truly care about each student beyond just our assignments.”
MERCY, CLASS OF ’27
The mind of a middle schooler is best engaged through hands-on, project-based lessons. Whenever possible, we allow for collaboration in the classroom, as well as meaningful discussion.
Electives & Clubs
Theater, outdoor activities, music, skiing, or even robotics — there is no shortage of opportunities for students to develop tangible skills and make new friendships through shared interests.
With over 40 teams in 13 sports, our athletics program emphasizes teamwork, sportsmanship, and perseverance. Win or lose, students learn to glorify Christ through healthy competition.
A Commitment to Student Safety
We are located in a suburb of the St. Paul-Minneapolis metro area, just 15 minutes from downtown St. Paul. Our secure campus, check-in process, and home-like environment provide parents with peace of mind.
A Second Home
LEARN ABOUT CAMPUS SAFETY
Middle school students need to feel a sense of belonging, safety, and community. Our campus is set up to make students feel at home and provides daily opportunities to connect with teachers, staff, and other students. Middle schoolers love our coffee shop, a la carte snack options, and common areas designed for quality time. With all grades on one campus, they get to serve as role models to younger students and get a preview of what’s ahead in Upper School.