largest private Catholic school in the state
and the alma mater of Minnesota Twins
first baseman Joe Mauer. Minnehaha
net), a Christian school dedicated to
students for nearly a century, has two
campuses in Minneapolis. Hill Murray in
Maplewood ( www.hill-murray.org), Holy
Family in Victoria ( www.hfchs.org) and
Bethany Academy in Bloomington (www.
bethanyacademy.org) are among the
many other local schools that offer private,
religious-influenced education as well.
In the capitol city, St. Paul Academy
and Summit School ( www.spa.edu),
formed in 1969 when St. Paul Academy
for boys and St. Paul Summit for girls
merged, is a non-denominational
coeducational school that enrolls close to
900 students from kindergarten through
12th grade, with an average class size
of 15. The school offers a challenging
academic program that inspires students
to achieve excellence at every grade level.
For a different nonsectarian private
school experience, take a look at The
Blake School ( www.blakeschool.org).
Blake is an independent, coeducational,
pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school
located on three campuses in Minneapolis,
Hopkins and Wayzata. The school enrolls
approximately 1,370 students with an
average class size of 15-16, boasting a
dedication to arts and athletics as well as a