Accredited Private School, Grades 6-12
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Mendota Heights, MN Private School

Brightmont Academy, One-to-One Private Education

Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, February 6, 2020 9am-4pm

Parents and community members are invited to the Grand Opening of our Mendota Heights campus! Take a tour of our campus and meet with Campus Director Jennifer Sorenson to learn about our unique one-to-one model for 6th-12th graders.

9am-4pm: Tours and refreshments
12:45pm: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

See the personalized experience of one-to-one instruction! Open enrollment allows families to enroll after getting a tour and discussing the student's individualized needs. The benefits of Brightmont shine as soon as students begin their first lesson.

Take advantage of the one-to-one instruction that works. Our unique educational approach is based on 19 years of experience helping students in grades 6-12 succeed academically. At Brightmont Academy, we identify and support the needs of each student, whether they struggle with depression and/or anxiety, learning disabilities, health issues or other special needs.

Brightmont’s educational model is mastery-based, empowering students to actively engage in their studies at their own pace while being challenged and supported throughout the learning process. We offer a range of programs throughout the year including full-time school, individual courses, and tutoring, and skill-building programs. We offer open enrollment so you can start right away.

Contact Campus Director Jennifer Sorenson to learn more. We look forward to working together with your student and family to create a customized education program to meet your student’s specific academic needs.

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Social Events

Students and staff join together on a regular basis to celebrate events and participate in fun activities. Birthday celebrations occur monthly, families are invited to luncheons, and hands-on service projects help support the community.

December activities include:

  • a cookie decorating bar
  • Lunch and Learn: making origami

Recent activities and events include:

  • baked potato bar
  • Lunch and Learn: juggling
  • 20th anniversary celebration
  • bean bag toss and ladder ball
  • Halloween snack bar
  • caramel apple bar

Community Outreach

This December, we are giving back to the community by hosting a sock drive to support The Bridge For Youth. This organization helps homeless youth get off the streets and build a better life.

My son loves the teachers, and they really understand how my child learns best.
Brightmont parent

Meet Jennifer Sorenson

Mendota Heights Campus Director

Jennifer sorenson, CAMPUS DIRECTOR

Jennifer Sorenson is the Campus Director of Brightmont Academy – Mendota Heights. Most recently, she served as the President of The Art Institutes International Minnesota and The Art Institute of Wisconsin, private creative arts colleges, where she oversaw all operations including development of and execution on the vision and strategic direction of the college, student success initiatives, graduate outcomes, faculty and staff development, and effective internal and external relationships. Her background includes student engagement, operations, recruiting, and creating, implementing and facilitating executive development programs, and community partnerships. She worked in various roles at The Art Institutes since 2007 were she served as President, Regional Admissions Specialist, Senior Director of Admissions and Director of Admissions.

In 2015, she was named a 40 under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Jennifer served as the Chair for the Minnesota Career College Association in 2015 and 2016. Currently, Jennifer serves as a board member for the University of Minnesota School of Journalism Alumni Society and The Garage. She also volunteers her time as a professional speaker for LifeSource and a mentor for the University of Minnesota School of Journalism mentoring program.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master of Science degree in Management from Argosy University-Twin Cities.

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Address and Phone

(952) 564-2164

The Village at Mendota Heights
720 Main Street, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Campus Hours

Regular opening hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

We are closed December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020 for winter break.


Accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED).

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