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2024 Twin Cities Guide to Private Schools

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Are you looking for a private school that fits your family’s needs, interests and goals? Take a look at our list of Twin Cities area schools!

We’re pleased to offer the Twin Cities Guide to Private Schools to help you in making your decision.  Picking a private school that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task.  As parents, we are clearly aware of the importance of our decision.  The schools below are eager to chat with you about how their program just might be the best fit for your child.

Below you will find a curated list of Twin Cities private schools, sorted by location:

  • South (including Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, and Bloomington)
  • West (Including Eden Prairie, Maple Grove Minnetonka, and Plymouth)
  • North (Including Brooklyn Center and Coon Rapids)
  • East (Including Oakdale and Woodbury)
  • Central (Including Minneapolis and St. Paul)

If you are a local school – interested in being featured, please reach out to: info@twincitiesmom.com or fill out the form at the bottom of the post. If you have a favorite school – be sure to comment below.

Minnehaha Academy

Why settle for one-size-fits-all, when your child is one-of-a-kind? We know that you’re looking for a school that will do more than prepare your child academically—you want them to love learning and pursue excellence, both individually and as part of a community. You want teachers who understand your child and care about their success. And you want to join a strong, caring community united by shared values.

At Minnehaha Academy, each child is known, loved, and learning. Our top-ranked Pre-K through 12 college prep curriculum offers the highest standard of education, while nurturing the individual talents and interests of each student. Ready for an education where your child doesn’t just grow, they shine? Come discover the Minnehaha difference.

Grades: Preschool, Elementary Grades (including Kindergarten), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

Scholarships and/or Financial Aid Available?: Yes

Extracurricular Activities: Minnehaha Academy students don’t just excel in the classroom and community. They also shine in the fine arts, athletics, and co-curricular activities.

We have many award-winning groups and there is something for everyone. A passion or interest is all that’s needed to become a member of any team or group. From theatre to community groups, athletics to STEM, we have a wide range of opportunities for your child!

3100 W River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 728-7722

The International School of Minnesota

ISM is a top-rated private, college preparatory, non-sectarian school serving Preschool through Grade 12. With 135+ years of educational experience and a legacy of leadership development and academic excellence, ISM is rated Minnesota’s #1 Private School delivering a high-value, global education that prepares students to meet the challenges of a changing world.

At ISM every student is known, valued and challenged. We strive to develop a safe and nurturing environment to support students on their journey to identify and achieve their full potential in and outside the classroom.

ISM is a member of the SABIS® School network, a global educational organization founded in 1866 comprising 56 schools in 20 countries across five continents.

Grades: Preschool, Elementary Grades (including Kindergarten), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

Scholarships and/or Financial Aid Available?: Yes

Extracurricular Activities: Beginning in preschool through grade 12, ISM offers a rich assortment of clubs, sports and activities to develop our students’ interests and talents. From Learn to Swim, Nature Explorers, gymnastics and Lego Fun Club for our youngest learners to volleyball, track, debate, music, robotics, math league and more for our upper school students we have activities for everyone.

Students also have the ability to start their own club. Global travel, leadership and sports and academic competitions are also offered.

6385 Beach Rd – Eden Prairie, MN
Phone: (952) 918-1800

Blake School

Grades: Preschool, Elementary Grades (including Kindergarten), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12)

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

Scholarships and/or Financial Aid Available?: Yes

Extracurricular Activities: Every Blake student enjoys a rewarding educational experience, in and out of the classroom. Students have endless opportunities to fulfill their academic, artistic and athletic potential through participation in the arts, athletics, clubs, leadership roles and activities. Service learning and global programs provide numerous ways to study, work and volunteer both on and off-campus.

110 Blake Road South, Hopkins MN 
Phone: (952) 988-3400

Lake Country School

Grades: Preschool, Elementary Grades (including Kindergarten), Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

Scholarships and/or Financial Aid Available?: Yes

Extracurricular Activities: For our Elementary and Junior High Students we offer extracurricular clubs & intramurals. Some offerings include: Cross Country, Archery, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, Floor Hockey, Choir, French Club, News Crew and Tech Club. These clubs and intramurals activities occur throughout the school year and involve an extra fee.

3755 Pleasant Ave South, Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (
612) 827-3707

Ramalynn Academy

Grades: Preschool, Elementary Grades (including Kindergarten), Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Other Programming Available: Before School Care, After School Care, Summer Programs

Scholarships and/or Financial Aid Available?: Yes

Extracurricular Activities: Ramalynn Montessori Academy offers a vibrant array of clubs and activities that complement its robust sports program, providing students with diverse opportunities for personal growth and exploration. These clubs serve as avenues for cultivating interests, fostering creativity, and building lasting friendships. From STEM enthusiasts to aspiring artists, Ramalynn’s club offerings cater to a wide range of passions, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching educational experience for every student.

8800 Queen Ave. – South Bloomington, MN
Phone: (952) 405-6772

NORTH Area Private Schools

Acorn Academy | 1555 Constance Blvd NE, Ham Lake MN 55304

Ave Maria Academy | 7000 Jewel Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Epiphany Catholic School | 11001 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Evergreen Montessori | 6700 46th Place North, Crystal, MN 55428

Heritage Christian Academy | 15655 Bass Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Holy Trinity Lutheran School | 4240 Gettysburg Avenue N., New Hope, MN 55428

Liberty Classical Academy | 3878 Highland Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Northside Christian School | 804 131st Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434

Sacred Heart Catholic School | 4050 Hubbard Ave North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Saint Rose of Lima | 2072 Hamline Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113

St. Odillia School | 3495 North Victoria, Shoreview, MN 55126

St. Raphael Catholic School | 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal, Minnesota 55428

Totino-Grace High School | 1350 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432

White Bear Montessori School |1201 East County Rd E E, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

SOUTH Private Schools: Including Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan and Bloomington

Academy of Holy Angels | 6600 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423

All Saints Catholic School | 19795 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044

Becks Montessori | 4194 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

First Baptist School | 14400 Diamond Path West, Rosemount, MN 55068

Minnehaha Academy | 4200 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Minnesota Montessori | 3150 Eagle Creek Blvd, Shakopee, MN 55379

Ramalynn Academy | Multiple South Metro Locations

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School | 4625 West 125th Street, Savage, MN, 55378

St. Michael Catholic School | 16280 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

St. Thomas Academy | 949 Mendota Heights Rd, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Trinity Loan Oak Lutheran School | 2950 Hwy 55, Eagan, MN 55121

Trinity School at River Edge | 601 River Ridge Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121

 United Christian Academy | 4300 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55437

WEST Area Private Schools: Including Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Plymouth

Blake School | 511 Kenwood Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55403

International School of Minnesota | 6385 Beach Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

 

Agape Christi Academy | 6500 Baker Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Benilde St. Margaret’s | 2501 MN-100, St Louis Park, MN 55416

Blessing Place | 6100 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55436

Breck School | 123 Ottawa Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Fourth Baptist | 900 Forestview Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55441

Good Shepherd School | 145 Jersey Ave S, Golden Valley, MN 55426

Groves Academy | 3200 Highway 100 S, St Louis Park, MN 55416

Mes Amis French Immersion School | 13207 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55303

Providence Academy | 15100 Schmidt Lake Rd, Plymouth, MN 55446

Wooddale Academy | Locations in Edina and Eden Prairie

EAST: Including Oakdale, Mahtomedi and Woodbury

Children’s County Day School | 1588 South Victoria Road Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Concordia Academy | 2400 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113

Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School | 2410 Stillwater Rd E, Maplewood, MN 55119

Mounds Park Academy | 2051 Larpenteur Ave East, Saint Paul, MN 55109

New Life Academy | 6758 Bailey Road, Woodbury, Minnesota 55129

Saint Pascal Baylon Catholic School | 1757 Conway Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Saint Jude of the Lake Catholic School | 700 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Transfiguration Catholic Church and School | 6135 15th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128

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4 comments

Tanya Adelman November 1, 2023 at 9:46 PM

Sunny Hollow Montessori School in St Paul is a great private option offering toddler through 8th grade. It should be included in this list. It had many similarities to Lake Country but is St Paul and convenient from South Minneapolis.

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Twin Cities Mom Collective November 2, 2023 at 3:03 PM

Thanks! We will add.

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Melissa Broich November 3, 2023 at 1:15 PM

There are so many more in the West suburbs! St. Hubert Catholic School in Chanhassen, Notre Dame Academy in Minnetonka, and St. Therese Catholic School in Deephaven.

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Lisa Stocco November 9, 2023 at 5:32 PM

We send our kids to Annunciation in south Minneapolis and absolutely love it. My sons kindergarten class has only 11 children in it!! Amazing small class sizes!

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