Bethlehem Academy (Faribault, Minnesota)

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Bethlehem Academy
105 Third Avenue SW
Faribault, Minnesota, (Rice County), 55021-6039
United States
Coordinates 44°17′19″N 93°16′21″W / 44.28861°N 93.27250°W / 44.28861; -93.27250Coordinates: 44°17′19″N 93°16′21″W / 44.28861°N 93.27250°W / 44.28861; -93.27250
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1865
Principal Tom Donlon
Grades 712
Enrollment 193 (2013)
Hours in school day 8:09-2:45
Color(s) Red and White         
Athletics conference Gopher Conference
Mascot Cardinal
Team name Cardinals
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper 'Bethlehem Star'
Yearbook 'Veritas'
Academic Dean Melinda O'Connor
Dean of Students Scott Hanson
Athletic Director Ed Friesen

Bethlehem Academy is a private, Roman Catholic High School for grades six to twelve in Faribault, Minnesota. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.


Bethlehem Academy has a total of 6 Minnesota Class A Volleyball State Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012). The Football team is back-to-back Section 1A champs. In 2012 they were the Minnesota Class A State Runner up, losing 14-20 to Mahnomen High School in Prep Bowl XXXI. In 2013 they lost to the Mahnomen Indians 19-0 in the State Semifinals.

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