Top Minnesota Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 8 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Minnesota, serving 3,630 students.
Cotter Schools Photo - Successful math team - Cotter Schools has placed first or second in State competition the last 20 years!
Amerigo Twin Cities Cretin-Derham Hall Photo - Cretin-Derham Hall is dedicated to providing students with a premier education and avenues to succeed at the university level and beyond.
St. Croix Academy Photo - St. Croix's lakeside family-style dormitory was built in 2015 and is located on a beautiful lake with walkways to the Mississippi River and within walking distance of over 50 shops and restaurants.
Top Minnesota Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 550 S. Albert St.
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Grades: 9-12 | 1030 students
- 6385 Beach Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 320 students
- 315 South Grove Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060
Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
- 1200 Oakdale Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
Grades: 6-12 | 500 students
- 1350 Gardena Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Grades: 9-12 | 700 students
What prompts somebody to start a boarding school? The motives range from idealism to munificence right on through to capitalism. The common thread seems to be ample capital and a vision of what education can do.
Social media is an essential part of a boarding school's marketing strategy
Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.