The Blake School

  • 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.
  • 1,370 students attend Blake, coming from more than 55 Twin Cities' communities.
  • Tuition: $17,780 - $31,470.  Financial Aid: $7.6 million in need-based aid is awarded annually to approximately 22 percent of the student body.

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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
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1366 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeThe Blake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers138 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesChemistry (two courses), Economics, English Literature, Studio Art, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Statistics, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (three courses), European History, Spanish, Chinese and French, Statistics, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History,
Average SAT score1384
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Tuition NotesVaries by grade. Blake annually awards more than 7.6 million in need-based financial assistance to approximately 22 percent of the student body. See website for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
22%
Acceptance Rate
65%
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.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

  • 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wayzata
    Grades: NS-6 | 373 students
    3 miles
    155 County Road 24
    Wayzata, MN 55391
    (763)473-3675
    3 NS-6
    373
  • Wayzata
    Redeemer Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 130 students
    0.5 miles
    115 Wayzata Blvd W
    Wayzata, MN 55391
    (952)473-5356
    0.5 PK-8
    130
  • Hopkins
    Grades: PK-12 | 1366 students
    7.8 miles
    110 Blake Road S
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952)988-3420
    7.8 PK-12
    1366
  • Minneapolis
    Breck School
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 1164 students
    9.3 miles
    123 Ottawa Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55422
    (763)381-8217
    9.3 PK-12
    1164
  • Minneapolis
    City Of Lakes Waldorf School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 284 students
    12.4 miles
    2344 Nicollet Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (612)767-1502
    12.4 PK-8
    284

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