Breck School

123 Ottawa Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55422

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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.

Rigorous Academics
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.

Civic Leadership
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.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address123 Ottawa Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Year Established1886
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$19,800-25,995
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded265
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$4,700,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionRemedial Math, Remedial Reading, Tutoring
1:1 Laptop Program in Grades4-12
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, English Literature, European History, French, Physics B, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Recreational. Sports. 2-6 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, NCA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football
Interscholastic Girls' SportsGymnastics, Softball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School100
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of Denver, U of MN-Twin Cities, U of St Thomas-MN, Middlebury, Miami U-OH, Boston Col
Average Math SAT626
Average Critical Reading SAT634
Average Writing SAT644
Average ACT27


Applications DueFebruary
Application Fee$75
New Students121
Percentage of Applicants Accepted40
Tests Used for AdmissionCTP 4


AdministratorEdward Kim
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2007
Administrator's CredentialsAB, Dartmouth College, MA, Columbia Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsScott D. Wade, Director of Admissions

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment1,140
Day Students1,140
Average Class Size18
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty114
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)50

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage53
Buildings on Campus1
Facilities Value$104,255,000
Endowment Value$43,194,000
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