|Motto||Putting learning first|
|Head Teacher||Alan Horberry|
|Local authority||Aberdeenshire Council|
The school opened in 1981 with about 600 enrolled students and a capacity of 1,000. By August 2003, it had about 920 enrolled students. The rector is Alan Horberry. The school serves the rural communities of Central Buchan and draws pupils from the villages of Mintlaw, Fetterangus, Longside, Maud, New Deer, New Pitsligo, Strichen, Auchnagatt, Stuartfield and the surrounding area.
At Mintlaw Academy there are four houses. Brucklay (named after Brucklay estate between Maud and New Deer), Deer (named after Deer Abbey a few miles from the school), Mormond (named after Mormond Hill near Strichen) and Ugie (named after the river Ugie flowing past Mintlaw). There was another house, Aden, (named after Aden Country Park) though this house was stopped due to a falling roll at the end of the 2008/09 school year.
Community School Network
In addition to Mintlaw Academy, the Mintlaw Community School Network consists of Auchnagatt Primary School, Fetterangus Primary School, Kininmonth Primary School, Longside Primary School, Maud Primary School, Mintlaw Primary School, New Deer Primary School, New Pitsligo & St John's School, Pitfour Primary School, Strichen Primary School and Stuartfield Primary School.