Learners Today. Leaders Tomorrow.

Our vision is – and always will be – about the students. Our students emerge as leaders, prepared to thrive in, and bring hope to, a rapidly changing world. Meaningful learning takes place here, and our educators and staff live their faith.

We achieve excellence without elitism, giving every child the opportunity to come to know and love God deeply through their education. 

To learn more, schedule a no-obligation consultation with our principal

We’re a K-8 School with a Growth Mindset, Doing Big Things.

We harness the “power of small” to accomplish significant results. Our highly qualified teachers are responsive and empowered to create a safe and engaging learning environment. We offer individual attention in small class sizes, where students discover their unique gifts and develop their character.

In our beautiful and peaceful wooded setting, our students are taught as the unique individuals God created them to be. We instill a sense of wonder and help them realize their purpose. Our school community is like a family. We partner with, and support parents, providing each student with a “home away from home.”

We believe students deserve more than strictly academics.


Biblical Values. We teach our students how to live out biblical principles at school, home, and in the world.


Academics.  PHCA students consistently test above their public school peers. We fervently pursue a student-teacher ratio of 15:1.


Leadership.  Our students are taught the importance of their character, morality, and integrity.


Service.  Students engage in service projects throughout the year and are instilled with the value of serving others.

Take the Next Step

Schedule a Educational Success Consultation with our Principal, Scott Urban, to learn more.

This complementary visit is designed to help us understand your family’s needs and give you a true understanding of what it means to receive a Pine Harbor Christian Academy education.

During the consultation, we will focus on the goals and aspirations you have for your child. Whenever possible, we encourage both parents to attend.  You will be able to ask any questions you may have and can take a tour of our school.

No matter where you decide to enroll, we hope to help you gather the information and wisdom you need to find the right educational choice for your child.

To learn more about Pine Harbor’s financial aid program, click here. 

18 different church communities are represented among our diverse student body.

Our statements of faith follow the non-denominational Christian doctrine of the Harbor Church outlined in their Statement of Faith.

Pine Harbor is proud to be a member of:

ACSI – The Association of Christian Schools International
MISF – The Minnesota Independent Schools Forum

How our Families Feel

Curious what our current families are saying? Check out several testimonies below or visit our Facebook page to see more.
“This is our first year with students at PHCA and I can only say that PHCA has FAR exceeded our expectations both academically and spiritually speaking. This is not a Christian academy in name-only, the teachers and staff live their faith out every day in powerful ways that are making a tremendous impact on our children!

Prepare to be impressed.” PHCA Parent

“Unsolicited from my 1st grader who started in October: ‘I was scared when I first started going because I didn’t know about God. Then I learned about God and I wasn’t scared because I learned He’s watching me.’” Tommy Braucks

“As a public school teacher for 7 years, I never imagined my children going to a private school. PHCA has smaller class sizes to allow for more individual and small group teaching. Beginning each day in prayer and learning God’s word was amazing to witness. I would recommend taking a tour on any Walk In Wednesday and seeing it for yourself!” Melissa Shleppenbach

“Both of my children attend Pine Harbor Christian Academy. In today’s stress-filled, overscheduled way of life it is a gift to give my children a full day in a place that exudes peace and safety. This is a place that excels academically while teaching morals and responsibility on a regular basis in the classroom, on the playground and associated outside activities. The tuition is minimal and a small price to pay for all that it returns.” PHCA Parent

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