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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 2016-2017 academic year, Parnassus will offer grades Prima to Third Level Rhetoric  (K-11).

2016-2017 - Parnassus Open Enrollment 
Parnassus open enrollment for the academic year of 2016-2017 will begin on October 1st and will end on January 31st. All families who submit their applications during this time will be eligible to participate in our lottery. A lottery will be held if we receive more applications than we have space available. The lottery will be held in February and families will receive communication on the status of their applications by March. 

For the academic year of 2016-2017, Parnassus will be accepting applications for Prima (Kindergarten) through Third Level Rhetoric - 3R (11th grade). 

If a classical, rigorous, college preparatory school is what you seek for  your child, fill out an application today at the following link: 2016-2017 Online Application Form 

2015-2016 - Parnassus Enrollment 
We are still accepting applications for Prima to 2R (Kindergarten to tenth grade).

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 
For the 2015-2016 academic year, Parnassus will offer grades Prima to Second Level Rhetoric  (K-10).

Informational Meetings
Our Informational Meetings for the academic year of 2016-2017 will begin in September. If you're interested in finding out more before then or are interested in enrolling your child in this academic year, please contact us at 763-496-1416. We look forward to meeting you! 

Meetings will be held in the School of Grammar (SOG) at the Forum. Please see schedule below:

24           Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm – SOG Forum

05           Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm – SOG Forum
22           Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm – SOG Forum

12            Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm – SOG Forum

10           Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm – SOG Forum

11           Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm - SOG Forum
25           Informational Meeting 5:00-6:00pm - SOG Forum 

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. Good at good@parnassusprep.com or call 763-496-1416 to visit the school.



In The News

National Latin Awards 2015
Parnassus Scholars Excel on the NLE
Parnassus High Quality School 2014-2015
Parnassus Recognized as a High Performing School
National Latin Awards 2014
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 2013-2014
Minnesota charter schools evaluation and high-quality qualifications
  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

Greek in School of Rhetoric


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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