WINNEBAGO — Residents in the Winnebago area will have the chance to ask questions about the new Genesis Classical Academy at a public meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
A task force was formed to explore the possibility of opening a private school after the Blue Earth Area School District voted to close Winnebago Elementary earlier this year.
Genesis would have a strong Christian emphasis but would be nondenominational. It promises to offer students a classical education, focused on grammar, logic and rhetoric.
Many schools, both public and private, offer education based on those concepts. The Association of Classical and Christian Schools consists of 236 schools with more than 38,000 students.
There are several schools from the association in Minnesota, including the Agape Christi Academy in Eden Prairie, the Liberty Classical Academy in White Bear Lake and the Schaeffer Academy in Rochester.
Depending on the results of Thursday night's meeting and the task force's ability to enroll students, Genesis will open this fall.
During the open house, there will be a presentation on classical Christian education, as well as about how the school will operate. Rebekah Hagstrom, headmaster at Liberty Classical Academy in White Bear Lake, also will speak.
The open house will be held in Dikkers Hall at Parker Oaks, 211 6th St. N.W., Winnebago. A complimentary meal will be served.
Those interested in enrollment will be able to sign up at the meeting. Scholarships may be available to low-income students.
For more information about the school or the open house, visit: www.genesisclassical.com