2011 Education Guide

It’s less than two months into the new school year, but it’s not too soon yet for parents to start thinking about next fall.

For those with youngsters, there are critical choices to be made among pre-school and kindergarten options for the fall. Parents of teenagers know that high school open houses begin in a matter of weeks. Once again, the Southwest Journal presents its annual Schools Guide, our attempt to make these important school decisions just a little easier.
 

PUBLIC SCHOOL ABBREVIATION/EXPLANATION GLOSSARY
AP = Advanced Placement
Attendance areas = The geographic area around a community school for which the district can guarantee space for resident students and provide bus transportation.
Charter school = Independent public schools that are sponsored by a school district, university, the state or a nonprofit organization. Charter schools operate under a contract with the sponsor.
CIS = College In the Schools
Community school = An elementary school with an attendance area that draws most of its students from the surrounding community. Community schools reflect the interests of the families in the school.
ELL = English Language Learners
GEMS = Girls in Engineering, Math and Science
GISE = Guys in Science and Engineering
High Five = A program for kids who turn 4 years old by Sept. 1 and who will start kindergarten the following year.
IB = International Baccalaureate, a prestigious program that trains students to be inquirers, thinkers and communicators. It includes the Primary Years Programme (PYP, ages 3–12), Middle Years Programme (MYP, ages 11–16) and Diploma Programme (DP, ages 16–19).
K = Kindergarten
Magnet = A specialized area of study located at a school, meant to draw students from all over a district transportation zone, not just an attendance area.
Middle school = Grades 6–8 are considered the middle grades.
Montessori = Based on the theories and practices developed by Maria Montessori, a self-directed, individualized approach.
Minneapolis Kids = A before-school/afterschool, on-site education/daycare program.
NLL = Native Language Literacy
Open school = A school that values academic choice in the learning environment. Much of the teaching is thematic with hands-on learning activities. Students also work in cooperative and small-group experiences.
Pre-K = Pre-kindergarten
Spanish dual-immersion school = Students master curriculum objectives while learning Spanish or English as a second language.
Zones 1, 2, 3 = Minneapolis Public Schools are broken into these geographic areas under the leadership of area superintendents. With few exceptions, students must attend schools within their zone. Most of Southwest is in Zone 3.


Early Childhood Education Options

City of Lakes Waldorf School
2344 Nicollet Ave. S.
767-1550
clws.org
Ages/Program: Pre-K – 8th grade. Extended care offered for all grades
Enrollment/Average class size: 230/14-16 pre-K; 16 K;
20-24 grades 1-8
Administrator: Marti Stewart
Tuition: $2,958-$10,765

Child Garden Total Environment Montessori
900 Mount Curve Ave.
377-1698
childgardenmontessori.com
Ages/Program: 6 weeks-6 years/all-day, full-time programs
Enrollment/Child to staff ratio:
70/ 3:1 for infants, 5:1 for
 toddlers, 10:1 for preschool
Administrator: Lindsey Marquardt
Tuition: $243-$335

Community Child Care Center
8 W. 60th St.
861-4303
communitychildcarecenter.org
Ages/Program: 6 weeks – 3rd grade/Before and after-school education for school-age children.
Enrollment/Child to staff ratio: N/A/3:1 infants, 5:1 toddlers, 8:1 preschool, 10:1 school age
Administrator: Lynn Hoskins
Tuition: $190.91 (school-age) – $300 (infants)

Concy’s Montessori School and Day Care
4530 Lyndale Ave. S.
952-925-2330
concymontessori.com
Ages/Program: 3 – 6 ½ years/Year-round and part-time; full-day three, four or five days a week. Extended day and daycare available. Multicultural education, no religious affiliation, no discrimination. Contracted with Hennepin County for subsidy payment. Spanish, Japanese and sign language available. Students need to be toilet-trained.
Enrollment: 30
Administrator: Concy Rajkumar
Tuition: Call for rates.

Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center
Address 1421 Spruce Place
Phone 668-3610
Web: emerson.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs:  PreK–5/Spanish immersion, all-day K, ESL/bilingual support, Catalyst and Gifted/Talented Program, school-wide anti-bullying program, math and reading enrichment, band
Enrollment: 550
Attendance area: Citywide
Principal: Mark Quinn
Tours:  Call to schedule a tour.
School day: 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Extended day: Chess Club, GISE, GEMS, tutoring in reading, math and Spanish.

Grace Neighborhood Nursery School
1480 W. 28th St.
872-8131
graceneighborhoodnurseryschool.org
Ages/Program: 2 years 9 months–kindergarten/morning or afternoon classes; child-centered, play-based curriculum (preschool)
Enrollment/Average class size: 130/class size varies  
Administrator: Kathy Grossman, director
Tuition: $160–$420

Joyce Bilingual Preschool
1219 W. 31st St.
823-2447
joycepreschool.org
Ages/Program: 3–5 years/bilingual preschool, plus parent-child language classes for children 30 months–3 years, summer Spanish language camp sessions for children 4–7 and Asociación de Padres de Familia for Latino parents.
Enrollment/Average class size: 90/22 four classes total (morning and afternoon classes two- or three-day classes)
Administrator: Laura Johansson, executive director
Tuition: $175–$250

Judson Preschool
4101 Harriet Ave. S.
822-0915
judsonpreschool.com
Ages/Program: 2 years 9 months–5 years/morning or afternoon preschool
Enrollment/Average class size: 112/19 (1:9 ratio) divided between morning and afternoon
Administrator: Kristie Roedl, director
Tuition: $190 a month mornings and $171 a month afternoons; $50 registration fee plus School day: 9 –11:30 a.m. sessions, 12:45–3:15 p.m. sessions

Lake Country School
3755 Pleasant Ave. S.
827-3707
lakecountryschool.org
Ages/Program: ages 3–15/Half-or-full-days, five days a week, Montessori program. Half-day or full-day depending on age: 5–6-year-olds attend full-day, 3–4-year-olds attend half-day, extended day available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Enrollment/Average class size: 300/28
Administrator: Lucinda Anderson, admissions director; Paulette Zoe, principal
Tuition: $8,080–$14,595

Lake Harriet Christian Child Care Center
5009 Beard Ave. S.
926-2283
lhc4kids.org
Ages/Program: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers/Kindergarten before- and afterschool education (latch key)
Enrollment/Average class size: 47 total, infant 1:4, toddler 1:7, preschooler 1:10
Administrator: Audra Wilinski
Tuition: infants $240–$300/week; toddlers $165–$265/week; preschool $135–$220/week

Lake Harriet Montessori School
4501 Colfax Ave. S.
825-8517
lhms.org
Ages/Program: 33 months–6 years/traditional Montessori, hands-on learning; full- and half-day available
Enrollment/class size: 32/24
Administrator: Joy Hassan, director
Tuition: Full-time $205 a week, $30 a half-day, $48 for full-day (part-time)

Linden Hills Child Care Center
4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
922-4501
lindenhillschildcare.com
Ages/Program: 6 weeks–5 years/full-or-half-day, five days per week
Enrollment/Average class size: 38/8 babies, 20 preschoolers, 10 toddlers
Administrator: Jane Kryst
Tuition: Full-day rates: infants, $276/week; toddlers, $264 (16 months–2 years), $253 (2-3 years)/week; Preschool $218/week. Call for half-day rates.

Southwest Montessori School
5000 Washburn Ave. S.
920-2311
southwestmontessorischool.com
Ages/Program: 3–6/preschool and kindergarten, full-day or half-day
Enrollment/Average class size: 38, divided by full-days or half-days/maximum class size of 24
Administrator: Director Lisa Carver
Tuition: Varies according to schedule, call for information.

St. John’s Child Care Center
4842 Nicollet Ave. S.
827-1237
Ages/Program: 16 months–4th-grade/preschool, daycare, before- and afterschool programming
Enrollment: 102
Administrator: Tina Shear
Tuition: $18/day before-school care, before- or afterschool care $33/day for both; preschool care is a monthly rate $200 for three days per week, $231 for five days/week and $264/week for toddlers.

Sunshine Montessori school
4557 Colfax Ave. S.
827-4504
sunshinemontessori.net  
Ages/Program: 16 months–36 months toddler program; 3–6 years primary program; programs available 5 days/week, half-day and full-day. Extended day available.
Enrollment/Average class size: 40 students/10 toddlers and 24 preschoolers
Administrator: Director Alanna Nelson
Tuition: Varies according to schedule; call or visit web for more information.

Public Schools (K-5, K-8)

Armatage Montessori School
2501 West 56th Street 55410
668-3180;
armatage.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: prek-5, All-day Kindergarten, Montessori Magnet, Minneapolis Kids Child Care, Parent-involved Leadership, Special Education, Theater, “Peaceful Playground”, Art Adventure
Enrollment: 528
Attendance area: All of Zone 3
Principal: Joan Franks,
Tours: Call the main office at 668-3180
School day:7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Extended day: Basic skills and academic support, Spanish language and culture, school musical, sports (flag football, soccer, tennis), art

Barton Open School
4237 Colfax Ave. S. 55409
668-3580
http:barton.mpls.k12.mn.us/
Grades/Programs: K-8, open education magnet, all-day and half-day kindergarten, band, strings, middle school dance classes, Somali English language learner program, gifted/talented program, special education, visual and performing arts, swimming (Blaisdell YMCA)
Enrollment: 754
Attendance area: All of Zone 3
Principal: Steve DeLapp
Tours: Call the main office at 668-3580
School day: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Extended day: Community education classes, debate team, math competitions, inventors’ fair, student council, middle school athletics (girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys baseball and girls softball), yearbook, musical, book fairs, tutoring/mentoring volunteers

Bryn Mawr Community School
252 Upton Avenue South 55405
668-2500
brynmawr.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: prek-5, All-day Kindergarten, High Five, Minneapolis Kids Child Care, Artist Residencies, Band, Bilingual Program Assistant: Hmong/Lao/Thai,  Catalyst and Gifted/ Talented Program,  Family Involvement Liaison, Parent-involved Leadership, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
Enrollment: 332
Attendance area: Bryn Mawr
Principal: Renee Montagué
Tours: Call the main office at 668-2500
School day: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Extended day:  Math and reading enrichment, band and first LEGO League

Burroughs Community School
1601 West 50th Street 55419
668-3280
burroughs.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: K-5, Half-day Kindergarten (full day is not available), Minneapolis Kids Child Care, ELL Program Spanish, Special Education, Burroughs ‘Green’ Organics Program
Enrollment: 760
Attendance area: Lynnhurst, Tangletown
Principal: Tim Cadotte
Tours: Call the main office at 668-3280
School day: 9:10 a.m.–3:40 p.m.
Extended day: Spanish, band, orchestra, Lego League, and physical education

Jefferson Community School
1200 West 26th Street 55405
668-2720
jefferson.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: preK-8, All-day Kindergarten, High Five,  Minneapolis Kids Child Care,  Band,  Choir, ELL and NLL Program: Spanish, Family Involvement Liaison, Gifted/Talented Program, Music,  Parent-involved Leadership, Special Education, Strings, Student Council, Visual Arts, Service Learning, Restorative Justice Circles and Mediation Programs
Enrollment: 569
Attendance area: Philips West, Whittier, most of Lowry Hill East, Stevens Square
Principal: Bridget Hall,
Tours: Call family liaison Kris Prince at 612-668-2749.
School day: 9:40 a.m.–4:10 p.m.
Extended day: Arts, Community Education, sports, student council, variety of educational and recreational after-school classes, Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (GEMS) and Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE)

Kenny Community School
5720 Emerson Avenue South 55419
668-3340
kenny.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: K-5, All-day Kindergarten, Minneapolis Kids Child Care, Fours Explore,  Band,  Media,  Art,  Physical Education,  Read Naturally,  Special Education and Autism Services,  
Accelerated Reading
Enrollment: 306
Attendance area: Armatage, Kenny, Windom
Principal: Bill Gibbs
Tours: Call the main office at 668-3340
School day: 8:05 a.m.–2:35 p.m.
Extended day: Chess, after-school academic programs, band, computer classes that use Study Island and First in Math
    
Kenwood Community School
2013 Penn Avenue South 55405
668-2760
kenwood.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: K-5, All-day Kindergarten, Band, Choir, Catalyst and Gifted/Talented Program, Parent-involved
Leadership, Special Education, Visual Arts, Performing Artists Residencies, Community Liaison
Enrollment: 312
Attendance area: Kenwood, East Isles, East Calhoun, West Calhoun, Cedar-Isles-Dean, Lowry Hill, the southwest corner of Lowry Hill East, the eastern half of CARAG, Loring Park, Downtown West, Downtown East, Elliot Park
Principal: Cheryl Martin
Tours:  Tours will begin in November 2010. To sign up for a tour or ask questions, please call Community Liaison Sue Payne at 668-2778.
School day: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Extended day: Spanish language classes

Lake Harriet Community School Lower
4030 Chowen Avenue South 55410
668-3210
lakeharriet.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: K-2, half-day Kindergarten, Minneapolis Kids Child Care, Specialists in Media (3 iMac Labs at upper campus and one lab at lower campus),  iBook Lab, Computers in Classrooms,  Physical Education, Vocal Music, Art, Band,Strings, Catalyst and Gifted/Talented Program, Special Education,  Student Council, Middle Grades Athletics Program
Enrollment: 528
Attendance area: Fulton, Linden Hills
Principal: Mary Rynchek
Tours: Scheduled tours of LHCS are provided during December and January. Please check this website’s home page for the current year’s tour schedule. If it is not posted, please call the school office for tour information.
School day: 9:40 a.m.–4:10 p.m.
Extended day: Homework Buddies, Math Masters, Chess Club, Jazz Band, Middle Grades Athletics (tackle football, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, softball and baseball) and numerous other activities through on-site Community Education offerings throughout the year.

Lake Harriet Community School Upper
4912 Vincent Avenue South 55410
668-3310
lakeharriet.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: 3-8, Half-day Kindergarten, Minneapolis Kids Child Care, Specialists in Media (3 iMac Labs at upper campus and one lab at lower campus), iBook Lab, Computers in Classrooms, Physical Education, Vocal Music, Art, Band, Strings, Catalyst and Gifted/Talented Program, Special Education, Student Council, Middle Grades Athletics Program
Enrollment: 616
Attendance area: Fulton, Linden Hills
Principal: Mary Rynchek
Tours: Scheduled tours of LHCS are provided during December and January. Please check this website’s home page for the current year’s tour schedule.  If it is not posted, please call the school office for tour information.
School day: 9:40 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Extended day: Homework Buddies, Math Masters, Chess Club, Jazz Band, Middle Grades Athletics (tackle football, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, softball and baseball) and numerous other activities through on-site Community Education offerings throughout the year.

Lyndale Community School
312 West 34th Street 55408
668-4000
lyndale.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: pre k-5, All-day Kindergarten, High Five, Arts for Academic Achievement, Band, Choir, Catalyst/Gifted and Talented, English Language Learner Program: Somali, Spanish, Gifted/Talented Program, Parent-involved Leadership, Parent-Teacher Organization, Special Education, Visual Arts, Vocal Music, Arabic Language Community Partnerships
Enrollment: 386
Attendance area: East Harriet, Kingfield, Lyndale, eastern half of CARAG
Principal: Ossie Brooks James
Tours: Call the main office at 668-4000
School day: 8:40 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Extended day: After-School Learning Program

Ramsey International Fine Arts Center
1 West 49th Street 55419
668-4040
ramsey.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: K-8, Arts Integration magnet, All-day Kindergarten, Minneapolis Kids Child Care, Autism Program, English Second Language Program, Family Involvement Opportunities, Site Council Leadership, Special Education, Arts Integration Opportunities, School Uniforms, After-School Activities
Enrollment: 907
Attendance area: All of Zone 3
Principal: Sharon Engel
Tours:  Call the main office at 668-4040
School day: 9:40 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Extended day: Middle school athletics, academic support, student council

Stonebridge Community School
4530 Lyndale Ave. S.
877-7400
stonebridgecommunityschool.org
Ages/Program: K–5, International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme candidate school
Enrollment: 160
Principal: Barbara Novy
Tours: Call to schedule a tour.
School day: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Extended day: None

Whittier International Elementary School
315 West 26th Street 55404
668-4170
whittier.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: pre k-5, Arts Integration magnet, All-day Kindergarten, High Five, IB Primary Years Programme, MacPhail Piano and Violin Lessons, Arts Integration, English Language Learner Program, Spanish Native Language Literacy, World Language: Spanish, Special Education Support, Autism Program, Parent involved Leadership, After-school Programs, On-site Children Home Society DayCare Center, Minneapolis Kids
Enrollment: 511
Attendance area: All of Zone 3
Principal: Shawn Harris-Berry
Tours: Call the main office at 668-4170
School day: 9:40 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Extended day: Monday through Thursday Community Education classes (wide variety of classes), Target Mentors Program, Homework and Hoops through our partnership with Bethlehem Community Center.

Windom Dual Spanish Immersion School
5821Wentworth Avenue South 55419
668-3370
windom.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: pre k-5, Magnet, Spanish Dual Immersion, Two sections of High Five (4-year old program), Full Day Kindergarten, English as a Second Language Services, Bilingual Child Care After-School, Parent-involved Leadership, PTO, Differentiated Curriculum, Special Education, Cultural Arts, Media, Physical Education, 3 iMac Labs, Band, Fine Arts, Lego League, GISE & GEMS, School Uniforms
Enrollment: 408
Attendance area: All of Zone 3
Principal: Lucilla Yira
Tours: Call the main office at 668-3370
School day: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m
Extended day: Student Council, Homework Help, Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS), Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE), bilingual childcare, tutoring services in reading and math

Public Middle Schools (6-8)

Anthony Middle School
5757 Irving Avenue South 55419
668-3240
anthony.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs: 6-8, Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Family Involvement, World Languages: French, Spanish, Advanced Coursework, Peer Mediation, Parent-involved Leadership, Special Education
Enrollment: 600
Attendance area: All of Zone 3
Principal: Jackie Hanson
Tours:  Call the main office at 668-3240
School day: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Extended day: Athletics (football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, softball and baseball), Art Club, jazz band, drama, mentoring, yearbook, Youth of Minneapolis After-school Programming, debate team, newsletter, book club

Anwatin Middle School
256 Upton Avenue South 55405
668-2450
anwatin.mpls.k12.mn.us
Grades/Programs:  6-8, IB, Spanish Dual Immersion
Enrollment: 455
Attendance area: Bryn Mawr
Principal: VaNita Miller
Tours:  Call the main office at 668-2450
School day: 9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Extended day: For after-school classes and clubs contact Jenny Pilon at
668-2470 or email at
[email protected]

Public High Schools (9-12)

Southwest High School
3414 West 47th Street 55410
668-3030
southwest.mpls.k12.mn.us
Enrollment: 1747
Attendance Area: First priority for Armatage, Bryn Mawr, CARAG (west of Dupont), CIDNA, East Isles, ECCO, Fulton, Kenny, Kenwood, Linden Hills, Lowry Hill, Stevens Square, The Wedge, West Calhoun, Windom and Whittier. Second priority for CARAG (east of Dupont) East Harriet, Kingfield, Lyndale, Lynnhurst and Tangletown.  
Programs: IB, AP, ASL
Principal: Bill Smith,
Tours/Open house: Open House, Nov 17th, 6:30 p.m. Tours call main office at 668-3030

Washburn High School
201 West 49th Street 55409
668-3400
washburn.mpls.k12.mn.us
Enrollment: 888
Attendance area: First priority for CARAG (east of Dupont) East Harriet, Kingfield, Lyndale, Lynnhurst and Tangletown. Second priority for Armatage, Bryn Mawr, CARAG (west of Dupont), CIDNA, East Isles, ECCO, Fulton, Kenny, Kenwood, Linden Hills, Lowry Hill, Stevens Square, The Wedge, West Calhoun, Windom and Whittier.
Programs: IB, AP, CIS
Principal: Carol Markham-Cousins
Tours/Open house: Open House, Nov 18th, 6:30 p.m., Tours call main office at
668-3400

Private Elementary and Secondary Schools

Annunciation Catholic
525 W. 54th St.
823-4394
annunciationmsp.org
Grades/Program: K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 430/25
Principal: Sandy Nesvig
Tuition: For parishioners: half-day K, $2,853; full-day K $4,140; grades 1–8, $3,940. For non-parishioners: half-day K, $4,358; full-day K $5,995; grades 1–8, $5,795. 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. 11, 7 p.m.
Extended day: 7–7:50 a.m. and 2:30–6 p.m.
School day: 8 a.m.– 2:25 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: For individual tours or more information, call the admissions office at 763-381-8203.
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: 220/22
Administrator: Marti Stewart
Tuition: Pre-K and K $2,958 to $7,395; grades 1–5, $10,527; grades 6-8, $10,765. 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. 22 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 house on Nov. 6, 10–11:30 a.m. and informational events Jan. 15 and March 12.
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.; Upper Campus, grades 3–8
3210 W. 51st St.
920-9075 lower, 927-8673 upper
carondeletcatholicschool.com
Enrollment/Average class size: K–8, 441/18–22
Principal: Becky Farber
Tuition: Parishioners: half-day K, $2,470; full-day K–8, $4,120. Non-parishioners: half-day K $3680; full-day K–8, $6,140. 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: K-2, 9:55 a.m.–4:20 p.m.; 3–8, 9:55 a.m.–4:40 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, $8,080; Children’s House full day and elementary, $11,500; Junior High, $14,595. Financial aid available.
Application deadline: Feb. 1
Tours/Open houses: Tours and observations are Thursday mornings starting in October. Open hosue/admissions information event in November.
Extended day: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
School day: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; half day 9 a.m.–noon

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: $3,000 non-parishioners; parishioners, $1,140; financial aid available
Application deadline: May 15
Tours: Call the office for more information or to arrange tours.
Extended day: call office
School day: 8 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
www.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: $4,900. Family discounts available for additional children.
Application deadline: None, Rolling enrollment.
Tours/Open houses: Tours offered upon request.
Extended day: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.