The Blake School

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  • 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 55 Twin Cities' communities.
  • Tuition: $16,525 - $29,025.Financial Aid: $7 million in need-based aid is awarded annually to approximately 21 percent of the student body.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students2369 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeThe Blake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers205 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, European History, French, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art,
Average SAT score1335
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by grade. Blake awards more than 4.8 $7 $7 million in need-based financial aid available. See web site for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
21%
Acceptance Rate
62%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJoe Silvestri
Admissions AssociateBeth Pliego

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DivingFencing,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Archery, Art, Band, Basketball, Chess, Choir, Lego, Math, Orchestra, Robotics, Science and Engineering, Swimming Archery, Art, Band, Basketball, Chess, Choir, Lego, Math, Orchestra, Robotics, Swimming, Science and Engineering,

School Notes

  • The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten-grade 12, independent day school with a national reputation for academics. Its comprehensive, rigorous curriculum prepares students to advance to the most selective colleges and universities. 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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