Tesfa International School is a proud partner of Global Academy, a high performing PYP charter school in Columbia Heights. Global serves 430 students in grades K-8, and has a wait list of nearly 1,200 students. Around 90% of their students are considered low-income, 75% of their students are students of color, and 40% of them speak English as their second language. They have high expectations for every child regardless of race, religion, or economic status.

Global Academy has been designated as a Reward School, Minnesota’s highest public school distinction as their students have consistently outperformed Minnesota state average on all standardized testing in math, reading and science.


Tesfa will replicate these results. Our students will be prepared for a successful transition to the most rigorous and challenging middle school programs.  Our scholars will be tomorrow’s leaders ready to take action to make their communities and the world a better place.

We encourage families to reflect and give thoughtful consideration to the educational opportunities available for their children.

Reflect. Choose. Act.