Oldest Private Schools in Minnesota

The average private school in Minnesota was founded around 1962 (2024).
The oldest private school in Minnesota is St. Croix Catholic School, founded in 1856.
Year Founded Range: 1856 1888 Avg. Year Founded: 1872

Oldest Private Schools in Minnesota (2024)

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!
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1856
Grades: PK-8
621 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.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1857
Grades: 6-12
2280 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
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: 6-12
1000 Shumway Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
(800) 421-2724
Rank: #44.
Trinity First Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1859
Grades: PK-8
1115 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-8
18155 County Road 50
Hamburg, MN 55339
(952) 467-2780
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
St. Josephs School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1860
Grades: PK-8
41 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-8
50605 478th St
Courtland, MN 56021
(507) 359-2534
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
St. Johns Lutheran School
St. Johns Lutheran School Photo - East entrance
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1864
Grades: PK-8
9141 County Road 101
Hamel, MN 55340
(763) 420-2426
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Bethlehem Academy
Bethlehem Academy Photo - BA is an authentically Catholic 6-12 Dominican prep school located in Faribault, MN.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: 6-12
105 3rd Ave SW
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 334-3948
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
St. Hubert Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: PK-8
8201 Main Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 934-6003
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Trinity Waconia School
Trinity Waconia School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: NS-8
601 E 2nd St
Waconia, MN 55387
(952) 442-4165
Rank: #1212.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran School
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: PK-8
160 Williams St
Lewiston, MN 55952
(507) 523-2508
Rank: #1313.
Immanuel Lutheran School
(Other Lutheran)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: K-12
421 N 2nd St
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 345-3027
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
St. John The Baptist
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: NS-8
215 Broadway St N
Jordan, MN 55352
(952) 492-2030
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School
Trinity Lutheran Church and School Photo - The sun sets at Trinity Lutheran School
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: PK-8
604 Main St.
Nicollet, MN 56074
(507) 232-3938
Rank: #1616.
Cretin Derham Hall
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1871
Grades: 9-12
550 Albert St S
Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 690-2443
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
St. Felix School
St. Felix School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: PK-6
130 East Third Street
Wabasha, MN 55981
(651) 565-4446
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
St. Pauls Lutheran School
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
Founding Date: 1872
Grades: PK-8
510 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.
(Catholic)
(6)
Founding Date: 1873
Grades: PK-12
2455 Visitation Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55120
(651) 683-1705
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Zion Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(4)
Founding Date: 1873
Grades: PK-8
14735 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)
(7)
Founding Date: 1875
Grades: PK-8
2619 9th Ave Nw
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 289-3267
Rank: #2222.
St. Johns Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: PK-8
245 S Line St
Wykoff, MN 55990
(507) 352-4671
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 9-12
6600 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 798-2600
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Lourdes High School
Lourdes High School Photo - Lourdes High School Campus
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: 9-12
2800 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
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: PK-8
227 Main Street E
New Prague, MN 56071
(952) 758-3133
Rank: #2626.
Immanuel Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: PK-8
417 High Ave
Gaylord, MN 55334
(507) 237-2804
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Crown Christian School
Crown Christian School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-8
7515 269th Ave Nw
Saint Francis, MN 55070
(763) 856-2099
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Holy Trinity School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: PK-12
110 Winsted Ave W
Winsted, MN 55395
(320) 485-2182
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School
Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School Photo - Established and Excelling
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: NS-8
2950 Highway 55
Saint Paul, MN 55121
(651) 454-1139
Rank: #3030.
First Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: PK-8
1015 14th St E
Glencoe, MN 55336
(320) 864-3317
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
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-8
126 S Payne Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 354-2329
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Saint Thomas Academy
Saint Thomas Academy Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: 6-12
949 Mendota Heights Road
Saint Paul, MN 55120
(651) 683-1516
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Breck School
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-12
123 Ottawa Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55422
(763) 381-8201
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Most Holy Redeemer School
Most Holy Redeemer School Photo - Promoting HRS during annual Kolacky Days Celebration in Montgomery.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-8
205 Vine Avenue W
Montgomery, MN 56069
(507) 364-7383
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Minnetonka Christian Academy
Minnetonka Christian Academy Photo - As of July 2022, MCA has moved back into our original "big" building on our campus! We are excited to have full use of our gymnasium and original facility once again for the 2022-2023 school year!
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1888
Grades: PK-10
3500 Williston Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(952) 935-4497
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Minnesota average Private Schools founding year?
The Minnesota average Private Schools founding year is 1962 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Minnesota?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Minnesota include St. Croix Catholic School, St. John's Preparatory School and Shattuck-St. Mary's School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Minnesota?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Minnesota is St. John's Preparatory School, with a year of 1857. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is St. Croix Catholic School, with a year of 1856.

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