Benilde-St. Margaret's is a Catholic coeducational school, located in St. Louis Park and serving students in grades 7-12. BSM offers a challenging curriculum and a uniquely caring experience that includes faith formation, academic rigor, social responsibility and extensive extracurricular activities.
Students have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a successful future.
BSM thrives in the traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Christian Brothers and the Benedictines who have all shared in our history and developed our institutional character.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 1,165 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,990
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1907

Student Body

Total Students
1,165 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Benilde-St Margaret's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Honors/AP Social Studies, Honors/AP English, Honors/AP Mathmatics, Honors/AP Science, Honors/AP World Language
Average SAT score
1300
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Enforced)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Senior High tuition $14,395 Junior High tuition $12,340
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,100
Admissions Director
Ted Freese
Admissions Associate
Betsy Van Cleve

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
37 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Advanced Competitive Science, Apotheosis, Band, Bowling, Chess Club, Concert Choir, Debate, Destination ImagiNation, Drama, Eucharistic Ministers, Guatemala Mission Trip, History Club, Knight Errant Newspaper, Knightline, Knowledge Bowl, Liturgical Choir, Math League, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Peer Ministry, Pop Choir, Red Knight Volunteer Corps, Reviving Ophelia, Sailing Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Speech, Student Council, World Language Honor Society, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Biomedical Club, Business Professionals of America, CER Science Club, Engineering Club, Fishing Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Clay Target Team, Table Tennis

School Notes

  • Benilde-St. Margaret's is a dynamic Catholic learning community which partners with parents/guardians to develop the student's highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. We offer a challenging college preparatory curriculum and a uniquely caring experience that includes faith formation, academic rigor, social responsibility, and extensive extracurricular activities. We educate leaders for a global society.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
Awesome school - it's well worth the cost of tuition. The teachers and principal really care about each student.
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5  
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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 1,165 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,990
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $7,719 for elementary schools and $12,533 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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