Private Elementary and secondary schools education

ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC
525 W. 54th St.
823-4394
annunciationmsp.org
Grades/Program: K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 435/25
Principal: Sandy Nesvig
Tuition: For parishioners: half-day K, $2,730; full-day K $3,970; grades 1–8, $3,770. For non-parishioners: half-day K, $4,170; full-day K $5,745; grades 1–8, $5,545. Family discounts for each additional child for parishioners and financial aid is available.
Tours: Small group or individual tours are available in winter and spring by calling the office starting in November.  Preview night: Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m.
Extended day: 7–7:50 a.m. and
2:30–6:00 p.m.
School day: 8 a.m.–2:25 p.m.

THE BLAKE SCHOOL
Lower School (Pre-K–8), Blake campus
110 Blake Rd., Hopkins

Lower School (Pre-K–5), Highcroft campus
301 Peavey Lane, Wayzata

Middle School (grades 6–8)
110 Blake Rd., Hopkins
(Upper School, 511 Kenwood Pkwy., listed in high school section)
blakeschool.org

Admissions: 952-988-3420
Grades: Pre-K–12
Enrollment/Average class size: 1,370 total/15-20
Administrators: John Gulla, head of school, and Adaline Shinkle, director of admissions
Tuition: Pre-K, $13,000; K $18,300; grades 1–5, $20,500; grades 6–8, $21,000; grades 9–12, $21,600; over $4 million in need-based financial aid awarded.
Application deadline: Jan. 31
Tours: Monday-Friday with parent-volunteer tour guides. Call admissions office to schedule an appointment.
Open Houses: All-campus open house: Nov. 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Morning at Blake (Pre-K-5, Wayzata): Dec. 3, 9 a.m., RSVP requested. High School Information Meeting (Minneapolis): Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Hopkins Information Meeting (Pre-K-8): Jan. 13, 6:45 p.m.
Extended day: Available for Pre-K–5, 8:30–6 p.m.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Upper School; 7:50 a.m.–3 p.m.

BRECK
123 Ottawa Ave. N.
763-381-8100
breckschool.org
Grades/Program: Preschool–12
Enrollment/Average class size: 1,200 total; K–12/20
Administrators: Ed Kim, headmaster; Peg Bailey, lower school director; Sky Fauder, middle school director; Melissa Soderberg, upper school director
Tuition: Pre-K/K half-day, $13,940; full day, $19,480; grades 1–12 $19,625; need-based financial aid available.
Applications deadline: Feb. 1
Tours/Open houses: Oct. 24, 7–9 p.m. and Jan.10, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Admissions Coffee: Nov. 16, 7–9 p.m. Preschool/Kindergarten Evening: Dec. 8, 7–9 p.m. For individual tours or more information, call the admissions office at 763-381-8200.
Extended day: After-school childcare available, preschool–5th grade, until 6 p.m.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

CITY OF LAKES WALDORF SCHOOL
2344 Nicollet Ave. S.
767-1550
clws.org
Grades/Program: Pre-K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 246/22
Administrator: Marti Stewart
Tuition: Pre-K and K $2,800 to $9,500; grades 1–5, $9,700; grades 6-8, $9,900. Call for tuition on several Pre-K programs (morning, two-, three- or five-day). Need-based financial aid for students in grades K–8.
Application deadline: Feb. 21 for financial assistance, otherwise open enrollment.
Tours/Open house: Call the Enrollment Coordinator at the school office at 767-1502 to register for tours or for more information. Open houses Nov. 8, 10–11:30a.m. and Jan 21, 9–10:30a.m.  
Extended day: K–8, 3:15–5:15 p.m. After school care available noon–3 p.m. for half-day nursery and K classes.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

CARONDELET CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Lower Campus, K–2
2900 W. 44th St.
920-9075

Upper Campus, grades 3–8
3210 W. 51st St.
927-8673
carondeletcatholicschool.com

Enrollment/Average class size:
K–8, 460/18
Principal: Becky Farber
Tuition: Parishioners: half-day K, $2,380; full-day K–8, $3,970. Non-parishioners: half-day K $3,590; full-day K–8, $5,990. Family discounts for each additional child and financial aid available.
Application deadline: Feb. 16; rolling admission applies through the year.
Tours/Open house: Call the respective campus to schedule an individual tour on either Tuesday or Thursday. Open house: Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
Extended day: Available 7:45–9:55 a.m. and 4:15–6 p.m.
School day: 9:55 a.m.–4:20 p.m.

FRENCH ACADEMY OF MINNESOTA
6800 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park
952-944-1930
famn.org
Grades: pre-school to 5th grade
Enrollment: 103
Administrator: Veronique Liebmann, Director
School Day: 9 a.m.–3:30 pm
Extended Day: all ages from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Additional notes: FAM is a language-based environment for children. We offer native-speaking educators for our unique approach to academic growth and enrichment.

FRIENDS SCHOOL OF MINNESOTA
1365 Englewood Ave., St. Paul
651-917-0636
fsmn.org
Grades: K–­8, all-day K
Enrollment/Average class size: 160/18
Principal: Lili Herbert,
head of school
Tuition: grades K–4, $11,085; grades 5–6, $11,410; grades 7–8, $12,145. Application fee $50. Financial aid available.
Application deadline: Feb. 16
Tours/Open houses: Tours by appointment most Mon. and Thurs. mornings at 9:30–11:30a.m. Open Houses: Nov. 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Feb. 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Extended day: Available 7:30–9 a.m. and 3:45–6 p.m.
School day: 9:15 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MINNESOTA
6385 Beach Rd., Eden Prairie
952-918-1800
ism-sabis.net
Grades/Program: Preschool–12, all-day and half-day options are available for preschool and pre-K.
Enrollment/Average class size: 580/varies by grade level.
Administrator: Mrs. Susan Berg, director
Tuition: (rates rise after March 29) Preschool half-day, $8500; Preschool–K, full $13,850; grades 1-5 $14,000; grades 6–8, $14,500; grades 9–12, $14,900. Need-based financial aid available in grades 6–12.
Application deadline: Rolling enrollment. Students are accepted year-round on a space-available basis. However, it is recommended that the admissions process be initiated in by January for the following school year.
Tours: Individual tours can be arranged by calling the admissions office.
Open houses: Nov. 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Jan. 10, 1–3 p.m.  
Extended day: Available to all grade levels 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; included in tuition.
School day: Preschool, Pre-K half-day 8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.; K–grade 5, 8:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; grades 6–12, 8:15 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

LAKE COUNTRY MONTESSORI
3755 Pleasant Ave. S.
827-3707
lakecountryschool.org
Grades/Program: Preschool–9, serving children 3–15 years.
Enrollment/Average class size: 300/28
Principal: Paulette Zoë
Tuition: Children’s House half day, $7,885; Children’s House full day and elementary, $11,275; Junior High, $14,240. Financial aid available.
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Tours/Open houses: Tours and observations are Thursday mornings starting in October 22. Open house/Admissions Information Event: Nov. 12, 7–9p.m
Extended day: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
School day: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.;
half day 9 a.m.–noon

MINNEHAHA ACADEMY
South Campus (Pre-K–8)
4200 W. River Pkwy.

Bloomington Campus (K-5)
10150 Xerxes Ave. S.

South Campus (Pre-K-8)
4200 W. River Parkway, Minneapolis

North Campus (9-12)
3100 W. River Parkway, Minneapolis
728-7756
minnehahaacademy.net

Grades/Program: Pre-K–12, Minnehaha Christian School founded by the Evangelical Covenant Church
Enrollment/Average class size:
1,100 total/22.
Principal: lower school Minneapolis, Charice Deegan; lower school Bloomington, Carey Erkel; middle school, in transition; high school, Nancy Johnson
Tuition: Preschool $3,220-$10,770 depending on age and days; Kindergarten $11,720; grades 1–5 $12,445; grades 6–12, $13,875.
Application deadline: Rolling admission.
Tours/Open houses: Call admissions office to arrange individual tours. Open houses at Bloomington Campus: Nov. 14, 9:30–11 a.m.; Feb. 4, 6:45 p.m. South Campus: Nov. 10, 6:45 p.m.; Nov. 14, 9:30–11 a.m.; Feb. 25, 6:45 p.m. North Campus: Oct. 27 and Jan. 26, 6:45 p.m. Call to register.
Extended day: K–8, 7:00 a.m.–6 p.m.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
4330 Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park
952-381-3500
mjds.net
Grades/Program: K–8/General studies-based program, including classes on Hebrew and Judaica
Enrollment/Average class size: 400/17.
Director: Dr. Ray Levi
Tuition: $10,043 (expected to rise for 2008 school year) Financial aid available.
Application deadline: Early application deadline: Dec. 14. Second deadline: Feb. 15. Rolling admission after Feb. 15.
Tours/Open houses: Private tours available upon request. Call to set up an appointment. Open houses: Oct. 14, Dec. 2, and May 7, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Extended day: Before- and after-school care at adjacent Sabes Jewish Community Center
School day: K–6, 8:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m. 7–8, 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

MINNESOTA WALDORF
70 E. County Rd. B, Maplewood
651-487-6700
mnwaldorf.org
Grades/Program: Pre-K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 200/20
Administrator: Melinda Lopes
Tuition: Pre-K and K, $2,860–$9,336 depending on half/full days and number of days/week. Grades 1–8, $9,876. Financial aid available.
Application deadline: None, rolling enrollment.
Tours: Call enrollment coordinator (ext. 205) to schedule an individual tour. Pre-K and K open houses: Feb. 27 and April 24, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Holiday Fair: Nov. 20-21. Experience Waldorf: Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Information Morning: Mar. 27,
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Extended day: 7:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:20 p.m.

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY
2051 Larpenteur Ave. E., St. Paul
651-777-2555
moundsparkacademy.org
Grades/Program: Pre-K–12/college preparatory with emphasis on athletics, arts and leadership.
Enrollment/Average class size: 640/20.
Administrator: Mike Downs, Head of School; Nansee Greeley, lower school director; Tony Reimers, middle school director; Scott Peeler, upper school director.
Tuition: Pre-K, $12,360 (includes lunch); grades K–4, $16,920; grades 5–8, $18,050; grades 9-12, $19,960 (includes student laptop). Financial aid available.
Application deadline: Priority deadline Mar. 2. Rolling enrollment follows.
Tours/Open house: Tours available most mornings by appointment. Call 651-748-5577 to schedule. Open houses: Oct. 24 and Jan. 30, 1–3 p.m.
Extended Day: Before school
7–8:30 a.m., $5.50 per day; after school 3:15–6 p.m., $8.50 per day.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:10 p.m.

PILGRIM LUTHERAN SCHOOL
3901 1st Ave. S.
825-5375
pilgrimonline.net
Grades/Program: Pre-K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 123/18
Principal: Michelle Cambrice
Tuition: $2,900 non-parishioners; parishioners, $1,100; financial aid available
Application deadline: Call school office.
Tours: Call the office for more information or to arrange tours.
Extended day: call office
School day: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

RISEN CHRIST CATHOLIC
1120 E. 37th St.
822-5329
risenchristschool.org
Grades/program: K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 321/19
Principal: Elizabeth Ramsey
Tuition: $775–$2,100; sliding fee scale, financial aid available.
Application deadline: Call school office.
Tours: K roundup in March. Call for more information. Tours arranged at any time, call the office for times and reservations. Se Habla Espanol.
School day: 9:55 a.m.–4:05 p.m.

SAINT PAUL ACADEMY AND SUMMIT SCHOOL
Randolph Campus, Grades 6-12
1712 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
Goodrich Campus, Grades K-5
1150 Goodrich Ave., St. Paul
651-698-2451
spa.edu
Grades/Program: K–5 at lower school, grades 6–8 at middle school, grades 9–12 at upper school
Enrollment/Average class size: 860 total; lower 278/16; middle 230/15; upper 358/14
Administrator: Bryn Roberts, Head of Schools
Tuition: grades K–5, $21,450; grades 6–8, $22,600; grades 9–12, $23,530. Financial aid available.   
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Tours/Open house: Tours available daily; call to schedule an appointment. Fall open house: Nov. 1, 1–3 p.m. (Goodrich) and 3–5 p.m. (Randolph). Kindergarten open house: Dec. 3, 9-11 a.m. (Goodrich). Middle School open house: Dec. 10, 9–11 a.m. (Randolph). Lower School open house: Jan. 21, 9–11 a.m. (Goodrich). Tours daily.
Extended Day: Five days a week, after-school K–8 available. Call for times.
School day: 8:05 a.m.–3 p.m.

SAN MIGUEL MIDDLE SCHOOL
3800 Pleasant Ave. S.
870-1109
sanmiguel-mpls.org
Grades/Program: Grades 6–8, focus is to work with students who are not succeeding in their current school and have an economic need. Follows up with graduate support program through high school and beyond.
Enrollment/Average class size: 60/20
Principal: Sr. Mary Willette, SSND
Tuition: None, small book fee.
Tours: Call to schedule an individual tour. Spanish interpreters available.
School day: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN
5421 France Ave. S., Edina
952-927-8400
stpetersedina-school.org
Grades/Program: Early childhood-preschool program, K–8 (full-day and half-day K)
Enrollment/Average class size: early childhood, 100; K-8, 50/small class size
Principal: Richard Timm
Tuition: $4,790. Family discounts available for additional children.
Application deadline: None, rolling enrollment.
Tours/Open houses: Tours offered on request.
Extended day: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.