The Aspen Difference

Aspen Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school located in Savage, Minnesota.  We are open to all families in Savage, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Burnsville, and the surrounding communities. We provide an award-winning academic program focused on the Core Knowledge curriculum for our kindergarten, primary school (grades 1-5), and middle school (grades 6-8) classes.


The Aspen Academy Difference

You might be looking for an alternative school for your child where classes are smaller, and education meets the intellectual, creative, and social needs of each student. If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.

Aspen Academy is unique from other charter schools because:
  • We offer limited class sizes that provide a sense of community
  • We provide a literature-rich, Core Knowledge curriculum, and Singapore Math
  • We have an elementary Spanish program, Art, Music, and Physical Education programs


It all comes down to community. We work hard to make Aspen a place where teachers want to work, where kids want to go to school, and parents want to be. We hope you find your niche in our community too!

Engaging & Enriching

While there is plenty of traditional book learning at Aspen Academy, teachers work hard to provide lessons that are hands-on and engaging. Students learn by doing whenever possible.

Individualized Attention

At Aspen Academy, we believe every adult has a stake in the success of every student – and we strive to provide an individualized educational experience for each student.

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