Welcome to Bethlehem Academy!
What an honor to represent BA in our 157th year, my 12th year as an administrative leader! I am thankful for the partnerships within our community that support our scholars, our staff, and our families. We are proud at BA to continue to provide excellence in Catholic education for Faribault and our surrounding communities as sponsored by the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters. 

My connection with Bethlehem Academy is both personal and professional. My husband and I are proud Bethlehem Academy (BA) parents with the graduation of our son in 2012. Through the dedicated staff and personal relationships developed at BA, our son thrived and discovered his true gifts while embraced by the BA and Faribault community. Bethlehem Academy holds a rich history in the community and I am honored to represent BA’s fortitude and follow the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters in devotion of prayer, study, community and service that inspired generations, including multiple extended family members.

This past turbulent school year brought the Bethlehem Academy school community together in three different learning models. As we emerge out of this experience stronger and more connected, we are set for success in the 2021-22 academic year. Three of our legends retired this past year, serving a combined 100 years to BA students and families! We welcome new teaching staff eager and excited to join our school family. In addition to new teachers, we've added new classes and expanded scholastic learning opportunities. We're implementing new social emotional curriculum, school wide, and creating 'Houses' for our school. 

I look forward to BA thriving 2021-22 as “We challenge ourselves to love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire and to seek the truth-VERITAS!”

Blessings, Mindy Reeder,
Bethlehem Academy-President/Principal 2020
K-12 Principal's License - University of St. Thomas
M.Ed. - St. Catherine University
B.A. - University of Minnesota

Contact: Ms. Mindy Reeder
Our Mission
Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic school in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, strives to empower its students and staff to achieve personal, spiritual and academic excellence. We challenge ourselves to love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire and to seek the truth: Veritas.
105 3rd Ave. SW
Faribault, MN  55021
Phone:  507-334-3948
Fax:  507-334-3949