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Southwest Christian High School began educating disciples of Jesus Christ in a rented space in Minnetonka, Minnesota the fall of 1996.


During its inaugural year in 1996, the Southwest Christian High School student body consisted of 36 ninth and tenth-grade students under the leadership of its founding administrator, John Newton.

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After many miracles and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, a warehouse space (103 Peavey Rd) in Chaska, Minnesota was transformed into a high school.

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In order to accommodate the school’s growth, Southwest Christian purchased 29 acres of farmland in Chaska as the location for a new school building (1981 Bavaria Rd, Chaska) in 2011.

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On August 1, 2017, SWCHS had a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building expansion to be open in the fall of 2018.

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