Benilde-St Margaret's School

Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #1 - Members of the Class of 2022 process from BSM to this year's convocation ceremony.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #1 - Members of the Class of 2022 process from BSM to this year's convocation ceremony.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #2 - The world is our classroom at BSM. Science classes routinely explore the outdoors and our co-curricular program includes trout fishing adventures.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #3 - The BSM Parent Association is a great group of people who have fun together while supporting programs and activities throughout the school year.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #4 - Students at BSM have opportunities for creative expression with our performing and visual arts programs.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #5 - There's always something to cheer about at BSM - with over 70 athletic and co-curricular opportunities for students in grades 7-12.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #6 - Our small class size allows for students to have more dedicated attention and engaging discussions with classmates.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #7 - What do you want to create today?Our engineering lab is full of potential - bring your ideas and enthusiasm to make your dreams a reality.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #8 - Our college prep classes in the senior high challenge students to think, discover, and apply the knowledge so they are well prepared for life after graduation.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #9 - Faith is a personal experience and one which Benilde-St. Margaret's supports with compassion and understanding for each student wherever they are on their faith journey in life.
Benilde-St Margaret's School Photo #10 - Spend time with friends at BSM, these are people who will be there for you throughout your life, because once a Red Knight, always a Red Knight.
Benilde-St. Margaret's is a Catholic co-educational school, located in St. Louis Park, MN serving students in grades 7-12. BSM's innovative curriculum features: A vibrant arts program
An engineering lab  The classics and foundational academics  Faith-based service projects
Robust junior and senior high athletics and activities  Much more

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,185 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,155
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Benilde-St Margaret's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
1,185 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Benilde-St Margaret's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Honors/AP Social Studies, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, Honors/AP English, Honors/AP Mathmatics, Honors/AP Science, Honors/AP World Language
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Senior High tuition $16,520 Junior High tuition $14,155 International students $21,520
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Ted Freese
Admissions Associate
Betsy Van Cleve



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
46 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Advanced Competitive Science, Apotheosis, Biomedical Club, Business Professionals of America, CER Science Club, Chess Club, Debate, Destination ImagiNation, Drone Racing, Engineering Club, Eucharistic Ministers, Fishing Club, Guatemala Mission Trip, History Club, Knight Errant Newspaper, Knightline, Knowledge Bowl, Link Crew, Math League, Medical Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Arts Honor Society, National Honor Society, National World Language Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Red Knight Volunteer Corps, Reviving Ophelia, Robotics Squad, Speech, Student Council, World Language Honor Society, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Concert Choir, Drama, Liturgical Choir, One Act Play, Orchestra, Pop Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling, Clay Target Team, E Sports, Sailing Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Table Tennis

School Notes

  • Benilde-St. Margaret's is a dynamic Catholic learning community providing each student with opportunities to discover, think, and embrace new ideas. They will learn the value of respecting differences, serving those less fortunate, and creating their own path forward. This holistic approach guides the work of each BSM teacher and staff and administration member because we strive to educate,empower, andinspire every student.
  • Each student attains goals in their own unique way, and our small school experience provides big opportunities within a right-sized community.From the first day a student arrives at Benilde-St. Margaret`s, they will embark on a journey harnessing their energy and interests to build the academic, social, and faith-based skills to thrive in school and after graduation.
  • BSM provides your student with the academics, athletics, and activitiesthat you would have in a large public school, yet with that small school attention, offering support, flexibility and momentum to go beyond the ordinary in new ways.
  • Each student will spend their day with BSM students from other grades, sharing experiences and moments to bond, while learning from older role models who pass along the virtues and values of what it means to be a Red Knight.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Benilde-St Margaret's School cost?
Benilde-St Margaret's School's tuition is approximately $14,155 for private students.
What sports does Benilde-St Margaret's School offer?
Benilde-St Margaret's School offers 25 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Figure Skating, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. Benilde-St Margaret's School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for most sports offered.
What is Benilde-St Margaret's School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Benilde-St Margaret's School?
The application deadline for Benilde-St Margaret's School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
BSM is a fantastic school that provides not only excellence in academic or athletics programs but a strong and supportive Christian environment for the enrichment of Catholics teenagers.
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Awesome school - it's well worth the cost of tuition. The teachers and principal really care about each student.
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Amazing school. Really nice people and teachers. You can really connect with the teachers. They are all very friendly and you feel it is really easy to talk to them about questions.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,185 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,155
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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