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The Blake School

The Blake School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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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 1,370 students attend Blake, coming from more than 56 Twin Cities' communities. Tuition: $14,100 - $23,525. Financial Aid: over $3.8 million in need-based aid awarded annually. More than 100 years of educational excellence distinguishes The Blake School—a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, non-sectarian, college-prep independent school, renowned nationally for its students' success as well as the outstanding quality of its faculty, curriculum and facilities.Blake enrolls over 1,370 bright, inquisitive students from more than 56 Twin Cities-area communities. The school's three-campus configuration offers both a large school experience with a breadth of academic, athletic, artistic and social opportunities, with more intimate campuses where every student is well known.Blake believes in the value of a liberal-arts education and offers a challenging core curriculum that integrates academics, arts and athletics yet provides options for different academic paths and focus based on a student's special interests and ability. Blake's curriculum is designed to enhance learning, to develop the individual student as a whole, to nurture a multicultural perspective, and to foster community and world involvement. Curricular options and enrichment experiences, offered across all disciplines, include AP work in 14 subjects, College in the Schools classes and independent senior programs. Foreign language instruction includes Spanish (starting as early as pre-kindergarten), French, Mandarin Chinese and Latin. Students have access to innumerable technological learning tools throughout their time at Blake. With small class sizes and excellent student-teacher ratios, Blake is able to provide quality one-on-one attention and support for all students, balancing academic rigor with care and personal attention to ensure success, not stress.Students' impressive SAT and ACT scores and the school's matriculation list (including such colleges as Northwestern, Yale, Carleton, and Stanford) are objective indicators of the excellence of Blake's program.Blake's expert teachers bring an average of 18 years of experience to the classroom; many have advanced or specialty degrees in education. They are dedicated to supporting bright students and developing conceptual understanding and creative problem solving.The Blake School seeks qualified students of many backgrounds and talents. Blake's strong financial aid program (at $3.8 millionone of the largest in the Midwest) provides need-based aid to help make Blake affordable to all.For more information, call G. Bryan Fleming, Director of Admissions, at 952-988-3420, or visit for examples and photographs of our community at work and play.




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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,377
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 50
Kindergarten 77
1 78
2 77
3 85
4 77
5 84
6 105
7 108
8 116
9 133
10 134
11 131
12 122

The Blake School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing The Blake School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 10 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 74%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 8%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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