The Blake School/Upper 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.
  • Over 1,367 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

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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
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1900
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesBlake offers an array of PK-12 academic, artistic, athletic and day camp options. Program costs vary by camp and program.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,366 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade The Blake School/Upper 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 Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English Literature, European History, French, Latin: Vergil and Caesar, Physics (three courses), Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art
Average SAT score1395
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Tuition NotesVaries by grade. Blake annually awards 7.8 million dollars in need-based financial aid to 23 percent of the student body. See web site for tuition.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Acceptance Rate
52%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJoe Silvestri
Admissions AssociateLynn Loew

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DivingFencing,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

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.

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