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School Guide 2010

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St. Paul Academy

Total full-time enrollment: 850
Average Class Size: 15
Fall 2010 tuition: $22,040 - $24,180
Application deadline: February 1
Open house dates:  October 14, November 7, December 2, January 13 and 20
We encourage our students to... challenge themselves both inside and out of the classroom and to view every experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Our school is unique because... our teachers and coaches are motivated mentors who help young people thrive in a nurturing and stimulating environment.
One more thing: please visit to see for yourself the difference we can make.

Minnehaha Academy

Total full-time enrollment: 1,100
Average Class Size: 18
Fall 2010 tuition: $12,000 - $14,300
Application deadline: Rolling
Open house date:  October 26, 6:45 p.m. Grades 9 -12, Minneapolis. November 7, 2 p.m, Grades PreK - 8, Minneapolis.
November 16, 9 a.m., Grades PreK - 5, Bloomington
Unique programs and tools: Classroom technology, award-winning AP programs covering 21 subject exams, and a five day cultural immersion experience program for grades 9-11.
We encourage our students to… achieve the highest of academic standards, while discovering and developing their God given talents and gifts.
Our school is unique because… faith is a vibrant and visible part of life at Minnehaha and the biggest component in shaping student character.
One more thing… Minnehaha Academy has an award-winning fine arts program, 26 varsity sports, and extracurricular activities ranging from robotics to chess.

Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Total full-time enrollment: 10,000 (Includes series classes, workshops and lectures for adults, kids, and teens)
Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 (adults) and 10:1 (kids)
Fall 2010 tuition: Fall 2010 has two, 8-week sessions (Fall I and II). Classes are held weekly and tuition ranges from $162 -$278 for members and $180 - $304 for non-members. Basic yearly memberships start at $50. Membership is not required.
Application deadline: Fall I August 30, 2010; Fall II October 25, 2010
Open house date:  October 2, 1-4pm
We encourage our students to... 1) Take a drawing class at some point during their education at the Art Center, and 2) Show their work! We have an amazing 3,000 square foot professional gallery and we encourage artists of all levels to show their work in any one of our student or member shows during the year.” “We believe providing our students with the opportunity to put their work out there for public viewing lifts the levels of the education experience we provide at the Art Center.”
Unique programs: Sculpture in stone, clay, wood and bronze; ceramics; fiber arts; photography; drawing; painting; glass, jewelry and associated arts.
One more thing: we also offer classes and workshops for adults, kids and teens at our new Ridgedale Center location.

The Art Institute

Total full time enrollment: 2,008
Student-teacher ratio 20:1
Fall 2010 tuition: $23,088
Application deadline: Rolling
Open house dates: August 7, September 11, November 6, and December 4
Unique programs: Fashion and Retail Management; Digital Film and Video Production; and Visual Effects and Motion Graphics
We encourage our students to... be creative. Our school is unique because... our faculty are working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
One more thing: Our student-run dining lab, the Gourmet Gallery, is open for lunch Mondays through Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

College of Visual Arts

Total full-time enrollment: 200
Average class size: 17  Fall 2010 tuition: $23,488
Application deadline: Rolling Open house dates: Oct. 21, 2010
Unique programs: All first year students participate in a one-year foundation program which provides an essential introduction to the visual vocabulary, concepts, and technical skills necessary; and provides all students with the information they need to select the major most suitable for them.
We encourage our students to... be critical thinkers and visual problem solvers.
Our school is unique because... of our intimate size; our focus on experiential learning; our commitment to professional practice through portfolio development; our well placed regional, national, and international internships; and our commitment to ensure that each of our graduates has well developed skills in critical thinking, problem solving, time management, and oral, written, and visual presentation.
One more thing: mark your calendar for CVA’s Holiday Art Sale Dec. 4-5, 2010 where the proceeds benefit CVA scholarship funds.



Total full-time enrollment: 2,456
Average class size: 15
Fall 2010 tuition: $33,100
Application deadline: Rolling
Unique programs: The Communication Studies Department teaches all sides of communication, giving students a huge advantage right now and in the future. We encourage our students to... express their views openly.
Our school is unique because... our students are intentional about making their life count.
One more thing: Now in its sixth decade, the Nobel Conference continues to set a standard for timeliness, intellectual inquiry, and free debate of contemporary issues related to the natural and social sciences.

Concordia College - Moorhead

Total full-time enrollment: 2,811
Average class size: 24
Fall 2010 tuition: $26,950
Application deadline: Rolling
Unique programs: Concordia College School of Business (New undergraduate program), Neuroscience, Museum Studies, and Global Studies.
We encourage our students to... become leaders who are responsibly engaged in the world.
Our school is unique because... of the breadth and depth of our strength in international education. Through Concordia and our Concordia Language Villages, we are a recognized leader in global education, pre-kindergarten through graduate studies.
One more thing: Concordia’s new online “Virtual Tour Experience”—using HD video and hosted by Concordia students—provides a dynamic view of life on campus.

Augustana College

Total full-time enrollment: 1,666 
Average class size: 20
Fall 2010 tuition: $24,790
Application deadline: Rolling
Unique programs: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Sign Language Interpreting, International Studies, Study Abroad, Civitas (honors), and Undergraduate Research
We encourage our students to... explore their interests; find their passion; discover the world around them; engage in community through active participation, service learning and volunteer initiatives.
Our school is unique because... we are located in one of the upper Midwest’s most dynamic small cities.  Sioux Falls provides unlimited opportunities for internships, part-time jobs, employment and fun things to do.
One more thing: We are proud to be among this region’s outstanding private colleges. Because of our location in a state with a lower cost of living, our comprehensive costs are much less than colleges that boast similar outcomes.


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