Benilde-St Margaret's School

  • 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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1907

Student Body

Total Students1165 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeBenilde-St Margaret's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size21 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Honors/AP Social Studies, Honors/AP English, Honors/AP Mathmatics, Honors/AP Science, Honors/AP World Language
Average SAT score1300
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Enforced)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,990
Tuition NotesSenior High tuition $14,395 Junior High tuition $12,340
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,100
Admissions DirectorTed Freese
Admissions AssociateBetsy Van Cleve

Sports

Total Sports Offered26 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Figure Skating, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Paddle Tennis, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingFigure Skating,
FootballFreestyle Skiing,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingPaddle Tennis,
RugbySailing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWrestling,

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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