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The Blake School

Private | PK-12 | 1377 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $147,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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Posted October 26, 2014

Not everyone is excited about Principal Stavney and her feministic ideals. I don't think her views are appropriate.
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Posted November 11, 2011

This school is simply AMAZING!! Our family is new this year. (After attending other schools - Edina and another private school). The genuine warmth of Blake's staff, students and community did not come through during the admissions process, but the outstanding reputation and results speak for themselves. There is a reason Blake is considered THE BEST SCHOOL in Minnesota and highly regarded nationwide. The staff really knows what they're doing. It's a great community and teaches kids to think for themselves. I wish everyone could attend, or at least give other schools a dose of this!
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Posted November 5, 2011

I do not like to go against the choir of people giving this school five star reviews. However, I visited Blake and I must say the school was truly disappointing. The director lacked coherence when I asked questions about school, the admission staff was poorly prepared, and the entire school environment did not seem nurturing at all. There were some teachers that made an acceptable impression to me but this was no reason enough to put my child in that school. Too bad that such a well-known school seems to be already behind public schools in so many aspects.
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Posted February 25, 2009

High-acheving students cuppled with teachers who have mastered their subjects and hold many high degrees can only lead to the finest education in the state of Minnesota
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Posted January 28, 2008

Enlightened educational philosophy. Forward looking without being trendy. Emphasis on learning as opposed to testing. Very good student support systems in place.
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Posted August 18, 2007

I would say that everyone in the Blake community tries their best to do their best in nearly every aspect of the school.
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Posted August 5, 2005

Amazing combination of high-achieving academics, personal accountability and ethics and competitive sports make for a first class education. Parent involvement transcends all aspects of school life. There is a high degree of mutual respect, not only between the parents and administration, but also between student and teacher. You cannot do better for a private education in Minnesota than The Blake School.
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Posted July 12, 2005

Big fun of the school, my daughther loves it, very happy customer... Money well spents (it is pricie)but an excellent investment for my childs future.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 73%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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110 Blake Road South
Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: (952) 988-3434


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