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.
  • 1,367 students attend Blake, coming from more than 59 Twin Cities' communities.
  • Tuition: $18,135 - $32,895  Financial Aid: $7.8 million in need-based assistance is awarded annually to approximately 23 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 (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1900
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesProgram costs vary by camp, class and program.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1366 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Blake School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers137 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chemistry (two courses), Chinese and French, Economics, English Literature, European History, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History
Average SAT score1395
Average ACT score30
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Tuition NotesVaries by grade. Blake annually awards more than 7.8 million in need-based financial assistance to approximately 23 percent of the student body. See website for tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Acceptance Rate
52%
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
  • Hopkins
    Grades: PK-12 | 1366 students
    7.8 miles
    110 Blake Road S
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952)988-3420
    7.8 PK-12
    1366
  • 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
  • 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
    City Of Lakes Waldorf School Photo - Here are our fourth graders enjoying their movement lesson.
    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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