Oldest Private Schools in Minnesota

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  • The average private school in Minnesota was founded around 1960 (2020-21).
  • The oldest private school in Minnesota is St Croix Catholic School, founded in 1856.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Minnesota (2020-21)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    St Croix Catholic School
    St Croix Catholic School Photo - Come visit us and experience the opportunities that await each child and truly each family!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: NS-8621 3rd St S
    Stillwater, MN 55082
    (651) 439-5581

  • Rank: #22.
    St John's Preparatory School
    St John's Preparatory School Photo - All school photo in front of the world-renowned Saint John's Abbey Church.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: 6-122280 Watertower Road
    Collegeville, MN 56321
    (320) 363-3319

  • Rank: #33.
    Shattuck-St. Mary's School
    Shattuck-St. Mary's School Photo - The Whitney Arch welcomes visitors to the upper school campus
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: 6-121000 Shumway Avenue
    Faribault, MN 55021
    (800) 421-2724

  • Rank: #44.
    Trinity First Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1859
    Grades: PK-81115 E 19th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (612) 871-2353

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Emanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-818155 County Road 50
    Hamburg, MN 55339
    (952) 467-2780

  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    St Josephs School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1860
    Grades: PK-841 E 1st St
    Waconia, MN 55387
    (952) 442-4500

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: PK-850605 478th St
    Courtland, MN 56021
    (507) 359-2534

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    St. John's Lutheran School
    St. John's Lutheran School Photo - East entrance
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: PK-89141 County Road 101
    Hamel, MN 55340
    (763) 420-2426

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Bethlehem Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: 7-12105 3rd Ave SW
    Faribault, MN 55021
    (507) 334-3948

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    St Hubert Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-88201 Main Street
    Chanhassen, MN 55317
    (952) 934-6003

  • Rank: #1111.
    St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: PK-8160 Williams St
    Lewiston, MN 55952
    (507) 523-2508

  • Rank: #1212.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Other Lutheran)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: K-12421 N 2nd St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    (351) 345-3027

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    St John The Baptist
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: NS-6215 Broadway St N
    Jordan, MN 55352
    (952) 492-2030

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Trinity Lutheran School
    Trinity Lutheran School Photo - The sun sets at Trinity Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: PK-8425 6th St.
    Nicollet, MN 56074
    (507) 232-3938

  • Rank: #1515.
    Cretin Derham Hall
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: 9-12550 Albert St S
    Saint Paul, MN 55116
    (651) 690-2443

  • Rank: #16-1816.- 18.
    New Ulm Area Catholic Schools
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: K-12514 North Washington Street
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    (507) 354-2719

  • Rank: #16-1816.- 18.
    St Felix School
    St Felix School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: PK-6130 East Third Street
    Wabasha, MN 55981
    (651) 565-4447

  • Rank: #16-1816.- 18.
    St Pauls Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1872
    Grades: PK-8510 West Adams St.
    Arlington, MN 55307
    (507) 964-2397

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Visitation School
    Visitation School Photo - Middle School students escort Lower Schoolers to the school opening flag raising in September.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: PK-122455 Visitation Drive
    Saint Paul, MN 55120
    (651) 683-1700

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Zion Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: 1-814735 County Road 153
    Cologne, MN 55322
    (952) 466-3379

  • Rank: #2121.
    Rochester Central Lutheran School
    Rochester Central Lutheran School Photo - RCLS produces well-rounded students with a strong work ethic, a sense for their strengths, and an ability to lead themselves and others inside and outside the classroom.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1875
    Grades: NS-82619 9th Ave Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 289-3267

  • Rank: #2222.
    St Johns Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: PK-8245 S Line St
    Wykoff, MN 55990
    (507) 352-4671

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Academy Of Holy Angels
    Academy Of Holy Angels Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: 9-126600 Nicollet Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55423
    (612) 798-2600

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Lourdes High School
    Lourdes High School Photo - Lourdes High School Campus
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: 9-122800 19th Street NW
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 289-3991

  • Rank: #2525.
    St Wenceslaus Catholic School
    St Wenceslaus Catholic School Photo - St. Wenceslaus School, New Prague, MN - South Entrance
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-8227 Main Street E
    New Prague, MN 56071
    (952) 758-3133

  • Rank: #2626.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: PK-8471 High Ave
    Gaylord, MN 55334
    (507) 237-2804

  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Crown Christian School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-87515 269th Ave Nw
    Saint Francis, MN 55070
    (763) 856-2099

  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Holy Trinity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-12110 Winsted Ave W
    Winsted, MN 55395
    (320) 485-2182

  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    St Mary's Catholic School K-12
    St Mary's Catholic School K-12 Photo - St. Mary's Catholic School in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota www.sesmschool.com
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: PK-12104 Saint Marys St Nw
    Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
    (507) 794-6141

  • Rank: #27-3027.- 30.
    Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School
    Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School Photo - Established and Excelling
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: NS-82950 Highway 55
    Saint Paul, MN 55121
    (651) 454-1139

  • Rank: #3131.
    First Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: PK-81015 14th St E
    Glencoe, MN 55336
    (320) 864-3317

  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    St Paul's Lutheran School
    St Paul's Lutheran School Photo - The main entrance at St. Paul's Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-8126 S Payne Street
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    (507) 354-2329

  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Saint Thomas Academy
    Saint Thomas Academy Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: 6-12949 Mendota Heights Road
    Saint Paul, MN 55120
    (651) 683-1516

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Breck School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-12123 Ottawa Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55422
    (763) 381-8217

  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Most Holy Redeemer School
    Most Holy Redeemer School Photo - Promoting HRS during annual Kolacky Days Celebration in Montgomery.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-8205 Vine Avenue W
    Montgomery, MN 56069
    (507) 364-7383

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