Top 3 Best Minnesota Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 14 private schools with special program emphasis serving 1,896 students in Minnesota.
The top ranked with special program emphasis private schools in Minnesota include Cyprus Classical Academy, City of Lakes Waldorf School and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning.
The average acceptance rate is 83%, which is lower than the Minnesota private school average acceptance rate of 91%.
36% of private schools with special program emphasis in Minnesota are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Islamic).
Special education schools primarily serve specific student groups such as those that may be hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, health impaired, orthopedically impaired, cognitive delays/impairments, seriously emotionally disturbed, multi-handicapped, visually handicapped, or deaf and blind.

Top Ranked Minnesota Private Schools with Special Program Emphasis (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
City of Lakes Waldorf School
City of Lakes Waldorf School Photo - At City of Lakes Waldorf School, our teachers strive to see and recognize each one of our students, greeting them each morning individually, and working with them over multiple years to build on their unique strengths and meet their individual challenges, giving them the tools they need to thrive.
Special Program Emphasis
2344 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 767-1550
Grades: NS-8
| 275 students
Cyprus Classical Academy
Cyprus Classical Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
190 Cobblestone Lane
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 303-5183
Grades: PK-8
| 69 students
Torah Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
2800 Joppa Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 920-6630
Grades: NS-8
| 313 students
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning
Special Program Emphasis
6282 Cranberry Rd
Finland, MN 55603
(218) 353-7414
Grades: 4-6
| 286 students
Agape Child Development Center
Special Program Emphasis (Pentecostal)
2304 Emerson Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 287-9775
Grades: PK-6
| 124 students
Brightmont Academy - Mendota Heights
Brightmont Academy - Mendota Heights Photo - Taking individual courses at Brightmont Academy offers an effective one-to-one instruction alternative for students to learn concepts and skills by progressing at their own pace.
Special Program Emphasis
720 Main Street, Suite 101
Saint Paul, MN 55118
(952) 564-2164
Grades: 1-12
| students
Chesterton Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
2119 Stillwater Ave E
Saint Paul, MN 55119
(952) 378-1779
Grades: 9-12
| 151 students
Long Lake Conservation Center
Special Program Emphasis
28952 438th Ln
Palisade, MN 56469
(218) 768-4653
Grades: 5
| 130 students
Minnesota Waldorf School
Minnesota Waldorf School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(16)
70 East County Road B
Saint Paul, MN 55117
(651) 487-6700
Grades: PK-8
| 161 students
Mt. Hope Redemption W Campus
Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
3601 W Old Shakopee Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55431
(952) 888-1303
Grades: NS-8
| 205 students
Pioneers Academy
Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
1604 Brookdale Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55444
(763) 208-0822
Grades: PK-5
| 70 students
St. Paul Preparatory School
St. Paul Preparatory School Photo - SPP seniors have a service learning requirement to fulfill for graduation. Here they are volunteering at Feed My Starving Children.
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
380 Jackson Street, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 288-4606
Grades: 10-12
| 4 students
Southside Family Charter School
Special Program Emphasis
2123 Clinton Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 872-8322
Grades: NS-8
| 76 students
Spirit Of The Lake Community School
Special Program Emphasis
5401 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 721-4236
Grades: K-6
| 32 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools with special program emphasis in Minnesota?
The top ranked private schools with special program emphasis in Minnesota include Cyprus Classical Academy, City of Lakes Waldorf School and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning.
How many private schools with special program emphasis are located in Minnesota?
14 private schools with special program emphasis are located in Minnesota.
How diverse are private schools with special program emphasis in Minnesota?
Minnesota private schools with special program emphasis are approximately 31% minority students, which is higher than the Minnesota private school average of 23%.
What percentage of private schools with special program emphasis are religiously affiliated in Minnesota?
36% of private schools with special program emphasis in Minnesota are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Islamic).

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