Open Enrollment Application Information

The open enrollment application period for the 2025-2026 school year will begin October 1, 2024, and run through January 15, 2025. The online application will allow you to select which school year (2024-2025 or 2025-2026) you are interested in applying for. Please note that enrollment is available to Minnesota students who will be at least five years of age by September 1 of their year of enrollment.


The enrollment application for 2024-2025 is still open here. There are currently openings for this school year in grades 9-12. Students in grades K-8 applying for this school year will be added to the waitlist.

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Please contact Janice Gerheart, Admissions Specialist, with all enrollment questions at

Enrollment Extravaganzas

School Year Information Meetings | Registration for 2025-2026 Will Open October 2024

Eagle Ridge Academy has been inspiring joy in learning, citizenship in action, and virtue in character since 2004. We provide a free public, Classical, college-preparatory education to students in grades K-12. Want to become a Gryphon? Join us for an open house to learn what we’re all about! Our Enrollment Extravaganzas are an opportunity to hear from our teachers and current families, see the building, experience the curriculum, and ask your questions.

Fall Enrollment Extravaganza

November 2, 2023 | 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Winter Enrollment Extravaganza

January 9, 2024 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Enrollment Lottery Information

A lottery will be held at Eagle Ridge Academy at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2025. All applications submitted during the open enrollment period (October 1, 2024 – January 15, 2025) will be included in this lottery.

All applications received at or after 12:00 a.m. on. January 16, 2025, will not be included in the lottery. They will be added to the grade-level waitlist in the order that they are received.

If your child has been selected by the lottery:

  • You will receive an enrollment email in early February with the information needed to enroll your child.
  • You will have until February 11 to accept or decline the offered spot.
  • Siblings of a selected child will be moved to the bottom of the sibling waitlist after the spot has been accepted and all enrollment paperwork has been submitted.

If your child receives a wait list number:

  • Your child will remain on the grade-level waitlist until a spot comes available.
  • As spots are declined, children on grade-level waitlists will move up accordingly. That continues right up until the start of school in August.
  • We continue to fill open spots after the school year begins using our grade level wait lists.

Scheduled Waves of Enrollment Offers
Offered Deadline
February 1, 2025 February 14, 2025
February 19, 2025 March 1, 2025
March 4, 2025 March 15, 2025
March 18, 2025 March 29, 2025
April 1, 2025 April 12, 2025
Weekly thereafter Weekly thereafter

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