The MNSAA Mission

The mission of the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association is to be a catalyst for enhancing the quality of K-12 nonpublic education in Minnesota through a comprehensive accreditation process.

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Accreditation is a framework for the best possible educational program for learners. In addition to delivering recognized credibility of the quality of a school program in the eyes of stakeholders and the public, accreditation also offers outside objective validation that a school has met high standards and is actively seeking a quality educational program.

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Inspiring Effective Leaders: POSTPONED – Date to be determined

2020 Annual Conference – Postponed in 2020 until further notice

Annually, over 250 nonpublic school administrators, serving thousands of Preschool through Grade 12 students from across Minnesota will come together for MNSAA’s Annual Conference. Attendees can anticipate reflecting on school improvement and engaging in professional development opportunities.  School leaders and master teachers will focus on school leadership and best educational practices. Again in 2020, we will be offering a reduced rate for schools who bring a team of 10 or more.

Welcome Matt Birk as our Keynote!

It is with sincere delight that we welcome Matt Birk as our 2020 Keynote speaker. Matt parlays his diverse experiences culled from winning championships, creating partnerships, and educating others into a memorable message that connects with attendees and transforms audiences. He speaks to organizations across the country about the value of true inspiration, lasting leadership principles, the dynamics of teamwork, and fulfilling potential

Join us at Shakopee Area Catholic School in 2020!

We are incredibly grateful to the SACS community for inviting us back this year. The school is accessible from many directions, has ample parking, will be terrific for exhibitors, great classroom space, and best of all – the heart to work with MNSAA to host a great conference in 2020!

It will be phenomenal event! We are busy planning an exceptional day in 2020!

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