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 1,365 students attend Blake, coming from 59 Twin Cities' communities.
Tuition: $18,135 - $32,895  Financial Aid: $7.8 million in need-based aid awarded annually to 23 percent of the student body

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,366 students
  • Acceptance rate: 52%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Yes
Year Founded
1900
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Blake offers an array of PK-12 academic, artistic, athletic and day camp options. Program costs vary by camp and program.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,366 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
The Blake School/Upper 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
75%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, European History, French, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art
Average SAT score
1385
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31
Tuition Notes
Varies by grade. Blake annually awards 8.4 million dollars in need-based financial aid to 27 percent of the student body. See web site for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
27%
Acceptance Rate
52%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joe Silvestri
Admissions Associate
Lynn Loew

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Anime Club, Assembly Moderators, Asset Management Group, Badminton Club, Bee Club, Blood Drive Committee, Chess Team, DECA, Drawing at Dawn, Empty Bowls, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Girl Up, Green Team, Habitat for Humanity, LearningWorks, Math Team, Model United Nations, Robotics, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, She's the First, Slam Poetry Club, Stock Exchange Club, Student Newspaper, We Charity

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.
Profile last updated: 01/27/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,366 students
  • Acceptance rate: 52%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31

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