The Blake School
The Blake School Photo #2 - The Lower School combines academic rigor with a nurturing, homelike and supportive environment.
The Blake School Photo #3 - Fourth and fifth grade plays are a favorite theater activity for student.
The Blake School Photo #4 - Blake's traditional Lower School core subject areas include English language arts, mathematics, social studies and science, engineering and programming, Spanish language instruction, physical education and visual arts, theater and music.
The Blake School Photo #5 - String instruction is available to all Blake Lower School PK-5 students.
The Blake School Photo #6 - Blake's Highcroft campus in Wayzata features an onsite outdoor ice rink that is available for student use during physical education and recess.
The Blake School Photo #7 - Lower School instruction incorporates numerous collaborative projects and emphasizes the shared values of citizenship, respect for others, empathy and working together to solve problems.
- 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.
The Blake School places among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Program costs vary by camp, class and program.|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||1366 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 16%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||137 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Number of AP Courses||17 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, 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 score||1395|
|Average ACT score||30|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 31|
|Tuition Notes||Varies 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|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Joe Silvestri|
|Admissions Associate||Beth Pliego|
|Total Sports Offered||18 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Baseball,|
Basketball, Cross Country,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Nordic Skiing, Soccer,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Chess, Lego, Math, Robotics, Science and Engineering
Arts and Music Programs:
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Basketball, Swimming
- 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
155 County Road 24
Wayzata, MN 55391
(763)473-3675 3 NS-6
- Hopkins Grades: PK-12 | 1366 students
110 Blake Road S
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952)988-3420 7.8 PK-12
- Minneapolis Grades: PK-12 | 1164 students
123 Ottawa Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55422
(763)381-8217 9.3 PK-12
- Minneapolis Grades: PK-8 | 284 students
2344 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612)767-1502 12.4 PK-8
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