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Breck School offers a well-grounded liberal arts education enriched by purposeful attention to the development of spiritual and moral values.
Established in 1886 under the auspices of the Episcopal Church, Breck is one of the oldest independent schools in the Upper Midwest. We are located on a 54-acre campus in Golden Valley, just west of downtown Minneapolis.
New in 2013-14: our completely rebuilt Upper School modeled on the best of college architecture, featuring state-of-the-art facilities for science and technology, clustered academic departments, flexible space for teaching and learning, and more.
Breck’s continuous P-12 curriculum is broad, deep and well balanced. In addition to the traditional college-preparatory curriculum, Breck has developed a number of important signature programs, including Minnesota’s first P-12 Mandarin Chinese, advanced research opportunities in science, history and mathematics, and one-to-one laptops for grades 4-12.
Enhanced, accelerated, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses as well as independent study opportunities, are available, and Breck students are regularly recognized at the state, national and international level for achievements in science, modern language, history, writing, mathematics, and the arts.
Our students are guided by an extraordinary faculty, of whom more than two-thirds hold post-graduate degrees. Several have been nationally recognized for their teaching or publishing. Abundant professional development opportunities for faculty members assure their ability to pursue their research interests and enhance their teaching skills.
At Breck, we expect our students to be more than just leaders in the classroom. We expect them to be leaders in the broader community as well. A well-established service learning curriculum is in use in all grades, including our pioneering weekly Wednesday service program in the Upper School. New in 2013-14 is a Center for Servant Leadership to provide direction for the school’s involvement in the Twin Cities community.
|Academic Orientation||College Preparatory|
|Grade Range||Day — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Coed|
|Full Address||123 Ottawa Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55422|
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Need-Based Scholarships Awarded||265|
|Value of Need-Based Scholarships||$4,700,000|
Academics & Athletics
|Supplemental Instruction||Remedial Math, Remedial Reading, Tutoring|
|1:1 Laptop Program in Grades||4-12|
|Advanced Placement Courses||Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, English Literature, European History, French, Physics B, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US History|
|Summer Session||Academic Recreational. Sports. 2-6 weeks|
|Accredited By||CLS, NCA|
|Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' Sports||Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track|
|Interscholastic Boys' Sports||Baseball, Football|
|Interscholastic Girls' Sports||Gymnastics, Softball, Volleyball|
|Graduate Reference Year||2012|
|Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School||100|
|Most Common Graduate Destinations||U of Denver, U of MN-Twin Cities, U of St Thomas-MN, Middlebury, Miami U-OH, Boston Col|
|Average Math SAT||626|
|Average Critical Reading SAT||634|
|Average Writing SAT||644|
|Percentage of Applicants Accepted||40|
|Tests Used for Admission||CTP 4|
|Administrator's Title||Head of School|
|In Office Since||2007|
|Administrator's Credentials||AB, Dartmouth College, MA, Columbia Univ|
|Director(s) of Admissions||Scott D. Wade, Director of Admissions|
Enrollment & Faculty
|Average Class Size||18|
|Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)||50|
Campus & Endowment
|Buildings on Campus||1|