(YIG). Students in YIG get to sit in the
same seats as their real-life counterparts
in the Capitol building in St. Paul. With
options like these, students can tailor their
educational experience to their talents and
desires while preparing for the future.
While our public schools are
exceptional, private schools are also
popular here. Whether religious in
focus or not, these schools prepare
students for college and serve as a great
alternative to public school.
In Minnesota there are 96,291 children
enrolled in private schools, with those
varying in size from just a handful of
students to those enrolling more than
1,000. Independent from government,
these schools have the flexibility to create
specialized programs for their students
and the freedom to design their own
curriculum and assessment system to suit
the needs of students and parents.
For some, the religiously affiliated
schools are appealing. The Academy of
Holy Angels ( www.academyofholyangels.
org) in Richfield is a Catholic high
school educating 650 students. Two other
popular local Catholic private schools are
Benilde-St. Margaret’s ( www.bsm-online.
org), which has 1,164 students in grades
seven through 12, and Cretin-Derham
Hall ( www.cretin-derhamhall.org), the
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At Visitation School we understand the importance of your child’s education and the
challenges of relocation. We are uniquely qualified to provide your family an
educational community that honors your child’s individual needs and fosters
intellectual curiosity and gentle spirituality – gifts that last a lifetime.
Visitation offers a first-rate education,
combining a rich Catholic tradition,
state-of-the-art facilities and a
• Coed PK– grade 6 • All-girls, college preparatory grades 7-12
Not for school,
but for life.
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Small school environment with large school opportunities.
CELEBRATING 120 YEARS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.
■ Grades 9 - 12
■ Over 90 college credits on campus
■ Average class size of 18
■Safe and caring environment
■Financial aid available
■ STEM Math and Science program
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