How to Apply

2022-2023 Mid-Year Admission

We welcome families interested in mid-year admission to Blake. Please call us at (952) 988-3420 to inquire about space in specific grades. Mid-year students will begin at Blake on Jan. 3, 2023, the first day of school following our winter break. Financial assistance is not available for students who enroll at mid-year.

2023-2024 School Year Admission

Blake seeks to enroll bright, curious and kind students at all grade levels and strongly encourages interest from families who see Blake as a good fit for their child. We welcome the opportunity to help you discover what your child can become at Blake.

Our first-round application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, and families received admission decisions on March 31, 2023.

Personal campus tours, virtual and in-person admission events and conversations with Admissions staff are great ways to discover Blake. We invite you to sign up for any or all of these opportunities.

To begin the admission inquiry process, click here to share some basic information about you and your child. If you have previously submitted an inquiry, click here to access the Blake Admissions portal, where you can begin working on your child's application.

2023-2024 Application Process

  1. Sign up for access to the Blake Admissions portal. This will create an application account and give you access to your child’s application checklist.
  2. Register for an event and schedule a tour in the Blake Admissions portal.
  3. Apply online and follow your child’s application checklist.
  4. Consider financial assistance. Details on Blake’s financial assistance program here.
  5. Ask questions! Feel free to call us at (952) 988-3420 if you have any questions. We'd be happy to help.

Division-Specific Admissions Process Items

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN

  • To be eligible for pre-kindergarten, children must be at least 4 years old by Sept. 1
  • Once your initial application is submitted, you will see new checklist items to complete, including:
    • Schedule a personal parent meeting and student screening visit
    • Schedule a playgroup visit with Blake Pre-K/kindergarten faculty and other prospective Pre-K and kindergarten families
    • Send link to online recommendation forms to your child’s classroom teacher

GRADES 1-2

Grade one and grade two are non-entry points for Blake’s Lower School. Space in these grades is based solely on attrition and is only available if currently enrolled families choose not to return to Blake for the following school year.

We invite families interested in grades one and two to explore Blake through campus tours and attending virtual or in-person events. Families who wish to be considered for grade one and two can submit an application, teacher recommendation and school records by Jan. 31, 2023, to indicate their interest. Blake will have a strong sense of available space by mid-February. If space is available, Blake will invite all families who submitted initial applications by Jan. 31, 2023, to finalize the application process with a screening and classroom visit. Decisions for grades one and two will be shared at the same time as all other grades on March 31, 2023. It is not expected that financial assistance will be available for grades one and two.

GRADES 3-5

  • Once your initial application is submitted, you will see new checklist items to complete, including:
    • Schedule a personal parent meeting and student screening visit
    • Connect with an Admissions coordinator to schedule a visit day for your child in their current year grade level
    • Send links to online recommendation forms to your child’s classroom teacher(s) and request transcripts from your child’s school(s)

GRADES 6-12

  • Once your initial application is submitted, you will see new checklist items, including:
    • Schedule a visit day for your child
    • Send links to online recommendation forms to your child's teachers and request transcripts from your child’s school(s)
    • Schedule your child to take the SSAT at ssat.org. Blake uses the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) as part of the admissions process for Middle School and Upper School applicants. Testing must be completed by March 1 to meet Blake's first-round application deadline.
    • Schedule a Zoom meeting with the child, at least one parent/guardian and an Admissions coordinator