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.
Approximatley1,360 students attend Blake, coming from more than 55 Twin Cities' communities.
Tuition: $18,750 - $35,435  Financial Assistance: $8.3 million in need-based assistance is awarded annually to approximately 26 percent of the student body.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,358 students
  • Acceptance rate: 52%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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
Program costs vary by camp, class and program.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,358 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 23%
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
77%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus (AB/BC & Adv. Topics), Chemistry, Chinese and French, English Literature, European History, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Microeconomics, Modern & Classical Languages, Physics (C & II), Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History
Average SAT score
1385
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. Blake annually awards more than 8.3 million in need-based financial assistance to approximately 26 percent of the student body. See website for tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
26%
Acceptance Rate
52%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joe Silvestri
Admissions Associate
Beth Pliego

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Lego, Math, Robotics, Science and Engineering

Arts and Music Programs:
Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Basketball, Swimming

School Notes

  • Now in its second century, Blake offers a rigorous education grounded in shared values - respect, love of learning, integrity, courage and a commitment to pluralism. Its three campuses in Hopkins, Minneapolis and Wayzata unite approximately 1,360 students served by 350 faculty and staff, creating a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Students become lifelong learners who make lasting contributions to the world. They develop the habits of the mind that enable them to think critically, solve problems, empathize, create and make our world better.
  • Blake helps students become thoughtful, well-rounded adults by providing a multifaceted education that includes excellent academics, comprehensive arts, outstanding athletics, diverse co-curriculars, immersive global programs and active community engagement.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,358 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 $8,310 for elementary schools and $13,461 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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