Name of School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's

2501 Highway 100 S
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: 952-927-4176

Fax: 952-920-8889


Admissions Contact:
Ted Freese
Director of Strategic Enrollment Management
P - 952-767-1285
F - 952-920-8889


Tuesday, August 4
Open House, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20
Open House, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 5
Open House, 6-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 5
Open House, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
Open House, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Friday, April 29
Open House, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Benilde-St. Margaret's
    As the premier Catholic, college preparatory experience in the Twin Cities, we prepare the next generation of leaders to embrace lifelong learning as they leverage their faith to solve problems.
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's
    Hands-on discovery and real-world problem solving are at the root of Benilde-St. Margaret's prowess in STEM. Students have competed in Robocup, an annual international robotics competition, eight out of the past 10 years.
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's
    Small class sizes allow students to better engage with teachers and classmates. BSM students enjoy a 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21.
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's
    Engagement through sports and activities is a dynamic vehicle for shaping leaders of the future. Over 92% of students are engaged in one or more extracurricular activities.
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's
    Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential component of developing engaged critical thinkers. Annually, BSM students and teachers are honored for excellence in drama, choir and art.
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's
    98 percent of our students meet or exceed the predicted academic potential. Our students are accepted into the college or university of their choice, which happen to be some of the best in the world, and they are wildly successful.

"When I think of Benilde [St. Margaret's], one word comes to mind: community" – Current Benilde-St. Margaret's Student

Benilde-St. Margaret’s is the premier, Catholic college-preparatory school for students in grades 7-12. We foster a culture of inquiry, helping students meet and exceed their predicted potential at a higher rate than their peers. Our highly personalized nature contributes to our sense of community and acceptance, where 92 percent of students are also involved in extracurricular activities, of which we offer more than 60. At BSM, you’ll find that students have passion for many things as we are Striving Together to Solve Problems that Matter.

Grades Served: 7-12

Boarding/Day: Day

Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed

Day Enrollment: 1,169

Boarding Enrollment:

Setting (Urban/Suburban): Suburban

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Average Class Size: 23 (Junior High); 21 (Senior High)

Accrediting Body: AdvancEd

Special Programs/Features: Advanced Competitive Science (Engineering), Business, Fine Arts (Choir, Drama, Band, Orchestra, and studio arts), Journalism (Knight Errant)

Summer Programs: More than 30 summer camps

Application Deadline: Priority deadline is January 31, 2016; rolling admission after that

Required Testing: Test for placement purposes for incoming 7th and 9th graders on Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tuition: $11,715 for junior high and $13,610 for senior high

Financial Aid Program: Apply through TADS for consideration

% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 19%