Mendota Heights, MN Private School

Brightmont Academy, One-to-One Private Education

Open House January 5 10:30am-4pm Brightmont Academy Mendota Heights Campus

Take advantage of the one-to-one instruction that works. Our unique educational approach is based on 22 years of experience helping students in grades 1-12 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, 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.

Open House

We are hosting an open house Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:30am-4pm. Take a tour of our campus and meet with Campus Director Jennifer Sorenson to learn how one-to-one instruction is helping students meet academic gains.


Please note, for the safety of our students and staff, we ask that visitors wear a face covering on campus.


Brightmont Featured on the News
Brightmont Featured on the News

Brightmont Academy was featured on WGN-TV news on November 10, 2021. Watch the video.

School Update, COVID-19 Response

Our Mendota Heights campus has re-opened and we have new safety guidelines in place.

We encourage new families to contact us about in-person one-to-one instruction for your student.

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Unlocking Academic Potential

97% of Brightmont students say they are getting the academic support they need to be successful.

Meet Jennifer Sorenson

Mendota Heights Campus Director

Jennifer sorenson, CAMPUS DIRECTOR

Jennifer Sorenson is the Campus Director of Brightmont Academy – Mendota Heights. She works with families to provide individualized solutions that lead to students realizing their true academic potential. As Campus Director, Jennifer oversees campus management, operations, student progress and engagement, and community partnerships. Her diligent and effective leadership results in improved outcomes for individual students and the community.

Jennifer holds a distinguished role as a member of the Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council and advises the Commissioner on issues affecting nonpublic education and nonpublic schools. She also serves as a board member for the University of Minnesota School of Journalism Alumni Society and The Garage. Jennifer volunteers her time as a professional speaker for LifeSource and a mentor for the University of Minnesota School of Journalism mentoring program. In 2015, Jennifer 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.

Jennifer previously 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. 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.

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.

Send Jennifer a message.

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


Accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED).

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