Blake at a Glance
Blake students enjoy a rich and rewarding education that addresses every facet of their development: intellectual, social, artistic, athletic and ethical.
Below is a snapshot of the characteristics that make Blake unique. Visit the linked pages to learn more.
Our highly qualified, caring teachers combine pedagogical expertise with attention to individual students' needs. The academic environment is both challenging and nurturing. Visit our Academics page to learn more.
- Classrooms Average 15–16 students and are close-knit learning communities.
- Average graduating class size is 130 students
- Each year, approximately 20-25 percent of our students are officially recognized by the National Merit program.
- Courses emphasize critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, preparing graduates for the most elite colleges and universities.
A Diverse Community
Students enrich our community with a great variety of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints. They respect and honor personal differences while also finding common ground in shared values. Visit our Pluralism & Identity page to learn more.
- Approximately 1366 students hail from approximately 55 Twin Cities neighborhoods.
- Approximately 30.5 percent of students identify with a community of color.
- At home families speak more than 50 languages
- Approximately 22 percent of students receive need-based financial assistance.
A Well-Rounded Education
We provide myriad opportunities for students to develop their gifts outside of the classroom. Students not only become great scholars; they also become artists, athletes and citizens of the world.
- A focus on arts education is integral to our curriculum. Lower School students receive regular instruction in visual arts, music and theatre starting in kindergarten. Middle and Upper School students choose one or more branches of the arts in which to specialize.
- All students participate in athletics Options range from football to fencing to ultimate frisbee, ensuring each student finds the activity best suited to his or her interests and skills.
- Through global programs students are able to travel abroad for brief or extended periods. A global focus throughout our curriculum helps all students understand their role as citizens of an interdependent global community.
Emphasis On Ethics
We infuse empathy, ethics and social responsibility throughout the curriculum. Students continually apply classroom learning to real-world problems. They also help their communities through cocurricular activities and service learning. Visit our Clubs & Activities and Community Engagement pages to learn more.
The Blake School is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS). The School is a member of the College Board, the Cum Laude Society, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).