Name of School:
The Blake School
Hopkins - Minneapolis - Wayzata, MN
P - 952-988-3420
F - 952-988-3455
Blake starts with small classes of students united by innate curiosity. We add an excellent faculty who combine subject expertise with attention to each individual.
Blake’s comprehensive, rigorous curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, writing and problem solving in English literature, language arts, science, math, social studies and world languages.
Blake’s college counselors help students navigate each step of the college search process. Students reflect and ask questions to determine what they truly need from a school.
Opportunities for travel abroad range from short trips to semester or yearlong stays. Students who travel are able to study languages and engage in service learning projects. Blake offers approximately 20 off-campus programs.
At Blake, arts education isn’t extra. It’s intrinsic to the curriculum. Visual arts, music and theater classes are part of Blake’s Lower School core curriculum, and students continue with these studies, as well as forensics, throughout Middle and Upper School.
Blake offers 30 sports. It’s home to more than 75 athletic teams that compete in the Minnesota State High School League. Blake has won 43 state championships in recent years and has claimed the MSHSL Challenge Cup five times in the past nine years.
Blake is the preeminent independent day school in the Upper Midwest. Its comprehensive, rigorous curriculum prepares students to advance to the most selective colleges and universities. In addition to academics, Blake students also strive for excellence in athletics and the arts and are committed to improving their local and global community. Students encounter thoughtfully prepared curriculum along with abundant opportunities for travel, service, sports and artistic endeavors. They develop the habits of mind that enable them to think critically, solve problems, empathize, create and make our world better.
Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed
Setting (Urban/Suburban): Suburban and Urban
Religious Affiliation: None
Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Average Class Size: 15-16 (Varies by division)
Special Programs/Features: Global Online Academy (Upper School); Math in Focus curriculum
Summer Programs: Yes - June through July; Academic/Arts/Athletics
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2015
Required Testing: Yes - see Blake's website for details
Tuition: $26,600 to $27,925
Financial Aid Program: $4.8 million
% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 19%