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History

 

How we began...
Schaeffer Academy was started in 1993 by a group of families in Rochester, Minnesota, who wanted a private school which was both Christian and classical in nature. We began with 78 students in kindergarten through sixth grade, and we currently have 310 students in grades K-12.  The first graduates were the Class of 2001.

Why we are named "Schaeffer Academy"...
Schaeffer Academy was named after Dr. Francis Schaeffer, the Christian philosopher, evangelist and theologian who began the L'Abri movement in the 1960s. For a time, Dr. Schaeffer made his home in Rochester. He was committed to scriptural truth, passionate about understanding culture, compassionate towards people, and a lover of God. The school's founders made the connection between Dr. Schaeffer's ideas and their own desire to convey the permanent things - Truth, Beauty, and Goodness - to their children.

How we got our present campus...
The school rented four different locations before building in northeast Rochester in 1999. Today, Schaeffer Academy owns 37 acres of land.  Our campus includes a competition gym with bleachers and a stage, locker rooms, music studio, commons area, physics and chemistry labs, and many classrooms.  On the grounds we have soccer and baseball fields plus a playground for our younger children, all set in acres of open space and forest.