The Blake School

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Founded in 1900, The Blake School is an independent, coeducational day school (pre-k-12) with campuses in Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata.
Blake provides a strong liberal arts education with a challenging curriculum that integrates academics, arts and athletics.
1,367 students attend Blake, coming from more than 55 Twin Cities' communities.
Tuition: $15,325 - $26,950.Financial Aid: $4.8 million in need-based aid is awarded annually to approximately 19 percent of the student body.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1900

Student Body

Total Students 1367 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Blake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 205 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, European History, French, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art,
Average SAT score 1977
Average ACT score 29
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31
Tuition Notes Varies by grade. Blake awards more than 4.8 million in need-based financial aid available. See web site for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
19%
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Shawn Reid
Admissions Associate Lynn Loew

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DivingFencing,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten-grade 12, independent day school with a national reputation for academics. Its comprehensive, rigorous curriculum prepares students to advance to the most selective colleges and universities. Students strive for excellence in athletics and the arts and are committed to improving their local and global community. Small classes of diverse students are united by innate curiosity. Students encounter thoughtfully prepared curriculum along with abundant opportunities for travel, service, sports and artistic endeavors while developing habits of mind that enable them to think critically, solve problems, empathize, create and make our world better.

Profile last updated: 02/13/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Academy of Whole Learning (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St John's Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hopkins KinderCare (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hopkins
    Hopkins KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.2 miles
    101 Blake Rd. N.
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952)935-4410
    0.2NS-PK
    n/a
  • Hopkins
    Grades: PK-6 | 132 students
    0.2 miles
    1503 Boyce St
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952)935-7787
    0.2PK-6
    132
  • Hopkins
    John Ireland School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 551 students
    1.5 miles
    1320 Mainstreet
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952)938-3442
    1.5PK-8
    551
  • Saint Louis Park
    Metropolitan Open School
    Alternative School
    Grades: UG | 4 students
    1.6 miles
    3390 Library Ln
    Saint Louis Park, MN 55426
    (952)926-5552
    1.6UG
    4
  • Minneapolis
    Holy Family Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 167 students
    2.1 miles
    5925 W Lake Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55416
    (952)925-9193
    2.1PK-8
    167

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