Name of School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's School

2501 Highway 100 South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: 952-927-4176

Fax: 952-920-8889


Admissions Contact:
Heather Lee
Director of Admissions
P - 952-915-4345
F - 952-920-8889


Thursday, October 2
Open House, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 11
Open House, 6-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 7
Open House, 6-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19
Open House, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 23
Open House, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • BSM's Advanced Competitive Sciences has competed internationally seven times since 2005. BSM is the only high school in the world to qualify for the world championship competition in rescue robotics.
  • BSM helps develop the whole student: Body, Spirit and Mind. We offer over 60 extracurricular activities and an innovative Wellness Hour that allows students to develop healthy interests.
  • Faith is an important aspect of BSM's experience. Students engage in their faith through a commitment to meaningful service and social justice. Approximately 72% of our students are Catholic.
  • Our Student/Faculty ratio is 11:1, and our staff is dedicated to helping each student reach their potential academically and personally. We are passionate and accomplished coaches and mentors.
  • BSM is one of six schools in Minnesota to earn the Apple Distinguished School Award, using our 1:1 laptop program to provide innovative learning experiences with compelling evidence of success.
  • Our Red Knights Volunteer Corps is made up of 370 students who are meeting new people and striving to solve problems that matter through service, commitment, faith and intellectual understanding.

Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a dynamic, Catholic, college-preparatory school for grades 7-12. We are dedicated to helping develop global leaders who strive to solve problems that matter. We offer a challenging, college-prep curriculum and a uniquely caring experience that includes faith formation, academic rigor, social responsibility and extensive extracurricular activities. On average, 98% of our graduating seniors go on to postsecondary education. We are proud of the diversity of our student community (18% are people of color) and the high rate of involvement by students (92%) in one or more of our 60 extracurricular activities.

Grades Served: 7-12

Boarding/Day: Day

Single-Sex or Co-ed: co-ed

Day Enrollment: 1,172

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 Sciences, Red Knight Volunteer Corps, 1:1 Laptop Program, Knight Errant (award-winning student newspaper)

Summer Programs: Several summer activity and athletic camps

Application Deadline: January 13, 2015; transfers on a rolling basis

Required Testing: 7th and 9th grade placement testing on January 17, 2015

Tuition: $11,373 (Junior High); $12,213 (Senior High)

Financial Aid Program: Need-based, file TADS form

% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 18