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2023 Best Elementary Schools in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

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  1. #1 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    The International School of Minnesota

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN,

    PK, K-12,

    62 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My two daughters have had a truly outstanding experience this school year at ISM! The teachers and staff have created a community of friendly, passionate, and caring people that make it such a....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 310,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Mounds Park Academy

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    Private School,

    ST. PAUL, MN,

    PK, K-12,

    111 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our family unexpectedly found ourselves seeking a private school for our children last year. We were hesitant to start an independent school search as we were concerned the atmosphere would feel....

    Read 111 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 578,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Breck School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN,

    PK, K-12,

    98 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I absolutely loved my time at Breck! Breck's faculty is unparalleled and every teacher is beyond committed to furthering each student's academic and personal growth. Small classroom sizes and...Furthermore, Breck granted me the opportunity to explore every interest I had and to be involved in a variety of co-curricular activities ranging from sports to the arts to academic clubs. The...Similarly, having pre-k through seniors on one campus opens the door for an incredibly cohesive environment in which relationships are built from a very early age that lasts all the way, and far....

    Read 98 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,187,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    St. Paul Academy and Summit School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAINT PAUL, MN,

    K-12,

    98 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As I reflect back on my experience at SPA, as a student who attended K-12, I feel so grateful. SPA saved my life - literally. I wasn’t a strong student, and struggled with a lot of personal and family issues. Paired with the teenage years, I was really sinking. SPA noticed this, and quickly offered me psychological help....Aside from this, SPA prepares each student for success. As a student at an Ivy, I feel capable and confident in my ability to thrive. The closeness of the school, passionate teachers, and thorough....

    Read 98 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 901,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  5. #6 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Minnehaha Academy

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    Private School,

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN,

    PK, K-12,

    108 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have 3 children who attend MA - 2 in the Lower School, 1 in the Middle School. We moved them from a local public school in fall of 2020. Things we appreciate: 1. Ability to cater to both my straight A student AND my child who needs extra supports. 2. Teachers who know my kids. I mean truly take time to KNOW them. Our first conferences left me shedding a tear about how much they care about my kids. 3. Smaller class sizes. We all understand the importance of this. 4. I have confidence decisions from administration have been planned, thought out, etc. Even if I don’t agree 100% I do feel like they go through a due process. 5. MA is a Christian school but I don’t feel like religion is being “forced” on my kids. What could use improvement:Increase diversity - staff and student body. There is work around this, but needs to be mentioned!.

    Read 108 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 810,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  6. #7 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Providence Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PLYMOUTH, MN,

    PK, K-12,

    142 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Providence Academy is a school like no other! When we chose to send our daughter there for kindergarten, we knew it was a special place. Now that we are almost at the end of the school year, it is....

    Read 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 931,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Visitation School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN,

    PK, K-12,

    181 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Visitation is the BEST opportunity for our daughter and is one of the primary reasons we chose to move to the area after retiring from active duty. As military veteran of more than two decades my...Visitation concentrates on the whole person when it comes to education. Scholastically, physically, socially and spiritually; these four components cover all aspects of our daughter’s education and...I can’t think of a better place for our daughter. Visitation is a place that everyone is welcomed, challenged and encouraged. This is a school that works and is more than a place for her to learn,....

    Read 181 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 601,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  8. #6 Best Public Elementary Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Yinghua Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN,

    K-8,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This school is amazing - the teachers, administrators, and students. My son has been attending for 6 years. It is very structured - and can seem overwhelming (imagine being spoken to all day in a....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 833,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  9. #8 Best Public Elementary Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower School

    Blue checkmark.

    St. Croix Preparatory Academy, MN,

    K-4,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have absolutely loved SCPA since day 1. Our children are now in the 7th and 4th grades. Teachers are awesome. K-12 together in one building makes for wonderful interactions between upper and lower....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 450,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  10. #13 Best Public Elementary Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Oak Point Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Eden Prairie Schools, MN,

    PK, K-5,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Oak Point is an extremely well run, organized, safe and amenable Elementary school for my daughter. We are so pleased with our teacher, and all the programs available to our 7 year old. Communication....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 590,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  11. #16 Best Public Elementary Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Deephaven Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Minnetonka Public School District, MN,

    K-5,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Minnetonka is an amazing school district. We attended for two years. Deephaven has fabulous resources and the gifted program (Wings) is very strong. Teachers are top notch and expectations for....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 652,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  12. #17 Best Public Elementary Schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.

    Groveland Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Minnetonka Public School District, MN,

    K-5,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Groveland is amazing! We moved here from out of state and my daughter was behind in reading. Within the first weeks she was given a "reading helper," and made amazing progress! There are many...Most importantly, the teachers and staff CARE - and that is saying SO much - just to have someone put some serious effort in when things need fixing. I will always be a huge Groveland Supporter...Is Groveland perfect? Certainly not, but nothing is. We wish for more diversity (I'd say we're 'average' for this area, though, sadly) and for EVERY kid in the school to be a kind and caring....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 917,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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