The Blake School

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The Blake School Photo #1 - Educators at the Middle School, located on Blake's Hopkins campus, help some 340 students continue to thrive as they enter adolescence.
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The Blake School Photo #1 - Educators at the Middle School, located on Blake's Hopkins campus, help some 340 students continue to thrive as they enter adolescence.
The Blake School Photo #2 - Our program emphasizes five core values for Middle School students to live by: Academic and personal honesty; Acceptance of others; Respect for peers, adults and the school facilities and environment; Responsibility toward self, others, the school and the surrounding community; Trust within the school community.
The Blake School Photo #3 - Early adolescence is an exciting period for children to discover what they can achieve. We provide numerous opportunities for students to excel as scholars, athletes and artists.
The Blake School Photo #4 - Whatever path students choose, they are guided by solid core values, a strong sense of purpose and a commitment to bettering themselves and their world.
The Blake School Photo #5 - Instruction in core academic subjects English language arts, mathematics, social studies and science places ever-greater emphasis on close reading, carefully crafted writing, critical thinking, social responsibility and creative problem-solving.
The Blake School Photo #6 - A carefully planned arts rotation ensures that all students receive instruction in visual arts and theatre while pursuing music throughout.
The Blake School Photo #7 - Lower School classrooms are intimate peer-learning communities.
The Blake School Photo #8 - Lower School instruction incorporates numerous collaborative projects and emphasizes the shared values of citizenship, respect for others, empathy and working together to solve problems.
The Blake School Photo #9 - The Lower School combines academic rigor with a nurturing, homelike and supportive environment.
The Blake School Photo #10 - Lower School students are a close-knit community of peers who become collaborators and friends.
Founded in 1900, The Blake School is an independent, coeducational day school (pre-k-12) with campuses in Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata.
Blake provides a strong liberal arts education with a challenging curriculum that integrates academics, arts and athletics.
1,367 students attend Blake, coming from more than 59 Twin Cities' communities.
Tuition: $18,135 - $32,895. Financial Aid: $7.8 million in need-based aid is awarded annually to approximately 23 percent of the student body.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,366 students
  • Acceptance rate: 52%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

Top Rankings

The Blake School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1900
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Costs vary by class, program and camp. More information at https://www.blakeschool.org/page.cfm?p=534.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,366 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
The Blake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
137 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, Economics, English Literature, European History, French, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History
Average SAT score
1395
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Varies by grade. In the current school year, Blake awarded $7.8 million in need-based financial assistance to 23 percent of the student body. See web site for tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Acceptance Rate
52%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joe Silvestri
Admissions Associate
Beth Pliego

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Archery, Art, Basketball, Chess, Lego, Math, Mucha Musica, Photography Club and Film Club, PreK Buddies, Robotics, Science and Engineering, Sign Language Club, Smartist Bears, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Orchestra

School Notes

  • The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten-grade 12, independent day school with a national reputation for academics. Students strive for excellence in athletics and the arts and are committed to improving their local and global community. Small classes of diverse students are united by innate curiosity. Students encounter thoughtfully prepared curriculum along with abundant opportunities for travel, service, sports and artistic endeavors while developing habits of mind that enable them to think critically, solve problems, empathize, create and make our world better.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,366 students
  • Acceptance rate: 52%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Hennepin County, MN is $8,181 for elementary schools and $13,387 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hennepin County, MN is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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