The Blake School is recognized as one of the finest independent day schools in the nation. Founded in 1900, Blake serves approximately 1,380 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, is non-sectarian and co-educational, and has campuses in Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata. 100% of our graduates go onto four year colleges and universities, or comparable programs.
Blake’s 9:1 student/teacher ratio and average class size of 15-16 allows for meaningful relationships both in and out of the classroom, and ensures that each child is known and known well.
Racial & Ethnic Diversity
Approximately 20 percent of Blake students are students of color and there are over 41 languages other than English are spoken as a first language in our families’ homes. The School is committed to a diverse and representative community. We actively seek students throughout the metropolitan area and conduct national searches for all faculty positions.
Blake students come from more than 56 Twin Cities communities, with transportation provided for most areas.
Over $3.5 million in need-based financial assistance is awarded annually to 18 percent of our student body, making Blake’s financial aid program one of the largest of any independent school in the Midwest.
Over the last decade, Blake has welcomed 90 international program students from over 30 countries. In addition, we have sent over 50 students abroad on Swiss Semester and other global education exchanges.