How to Apply

2021-22 Mid-Year Admission

We welcome families interested in mid-year admission to Blake. Please call (952) 988-3420 to inquire about space in specific grades. Mid-year students will begin on Jan. 3, 2022, the first day of school following our winter break. Financial assistance is not available for students who enroll at mid-year.

2022-23 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 offer many ways for families to learn about Blake and our community. We welcome the opportunity to help you discover what your child can become at Blake. Blake enrolls approximately 175 new students each year. Most enroll at our entry points (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade six and grade nine), while a smaller set enroll in other grades. About 25% of new students receive need-based financial assistance.

Our first-round application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2022, and families receive admission decisions on April 1, 2022.

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.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you and help you discover what your child can become at Blake.

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. Visit the school by attending an event and/or scheduling a tour. Seeing the school up close while on tour or by attending an event offers a terrific vantage to better understand the Blake experience. 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 1-5

  • 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.