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Welcome to Parnassus Preparatory School!

Few decisions have more potential and impact than your child’s education: the way they see the world, the way they approach life and the depth of their character are all influenced by education. While making this important decision, we hope you will consider Parnassus Preparatory School. We are a tuition-free, college preparatory classical institution licensed as a K-12 charter school, distinguished by our commitment to a classical liberal arts curriculum. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Parnassus will offer grades K-10.

2015-2016 - Parnassus Open Enrollment October - January

Parnassus Open Enrollment for Prima to 4G (Kindergarten to fourth grade) will start on October 1st, 2014 and run until January 31st, 2015.
Our enrollment application for 2015-2016 is posted under the "Is Parnassus Right for You?" option on the top menu. In order for your child to be considered for enrollment at Parnassus, you must complete the online application or a paper version of the application.

If a classical, rigorous, college preparatory school is what you seek for  your child, fill out an application today at the following link:
2015-2016 Online Application Form 

2015-2016 - Lottery Information

All families that submit an application during this time will be entered into the enrollment lottery for 2015-2016. The lottery will be held in February if more applications are received than there are spaces available in any grade. 

Informational Meetings

Our last informational meeting will be held at 5:00 PM on Monday, January 19th in the School of Grammar Forum. Please enter through Door A (by the playground) and follow the signs for the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

Our Purpose

The purpose of Parnassus is to develop graduates who are critical thinkers, coherent writers, confident speakers, thoughtful leaders, and responsible, compassionate and virtuous citizens. If this is what you are searching for in your child’s education…


We hope that the content on this website will help you in making the right decision for your child and your family.
After you have explored the website and our rigorous classical trivium approach, come see it for yourself.

Contact Ms. Dyer at dyer@parnassusprep.com or call 763-496-1416 to visit the school.



In The News

Classical Trivium Grade Names
Parnassus Replaces Traditional Grade Level Terms with Levels of the Trivium
National Latin Awards
Parnassus Scholars Receive National Latin Awards
Reducing the Achievement Gap
Parnassus recognized for being on track to reduce the achievement gap in Minnesota
High Quality School
Minnesota charter schools evaluation and high-quality qualifications
Parnassus School of Rhetoric Teacher Recognized
Parnassus School of Rhetoric Teacher Recognized by MN Department of Education
First Classical School Harkness Style
Parnassus classical school first to implement Harkness style!
  Parnassus Highlights

Tuition-free, college preparatory, rigorous classical education

Time-tested classical Trivium approach

Proven Mathematics, Science, and Logic curriculum

Reading, writing, and grammar programs

Integrated Literature, History, Geography, and the Arts

Spanish starting in Kindergarten

Latin starting in 3rd grade

Taekwondo for all grades

Character education and leadership skills integrated throughout the curriculum


Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 - 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Main Number: 763.496.1416
Emergency and after hours: 763.744.7223 or 612.492.1546
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext. 201
Authorizer: Friends of Education
200 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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