The Blake School/Upper School

Tel: (952)988-3420
Blake's Northrop Campus
Blake's Northrop Campus
  • 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.
  • Over 1,367 students attend Blake, coming from more than 55 Twin Cities' communities.
  • Tuition: $15,325 - $26,950. Financial Aid: $4.8 million in need-based aid awarded annually.

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
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students1367 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeThe Blake School/Upper School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers205 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, European History, French, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art,
Average SAT score1400
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Tuition NotesVaries by grade. Blake annually awards more than 4 million dollars in need-based financial aid available. See web site for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorShawn Reid
Admissions AssociateLynn Loew


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,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

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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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $5,455 for elementary schools and $12,633 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).