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Classical Schooling for the Art of Life

At Parnassus, teachers, students, and parents share an idealistic aspiration for excellence in academic standards and character development that the ancient Greeks referred to as arête. The Parnassus community values the classical Trivium approach to education and the mission and vision of the school. Parnassus distinguishes itself by focusing on a classical liberal arts education.

School of Grammar

Children in this phase enjoy memorizing and naturally absorb information. Children learn the factual foundations of each subject through songs, rhymes, and recitation.


School of Logic

Students are interested in cause and effect, and the way facts fit together in a logical framework. They analyze, evaluate, and critique information and begin to think independently.


School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the art of communicating well. Once the student has obtained solid knowledge of the facts and has developed the skills to arrange those facts into arguments, the student learns the art of communication.


5 Reasons to Choose Parnassus

Critical Thinkers ~ Coherent Writers ~ Confident Speakers ~ Thoughtful Leaders ~ Virtuous Citizens

Why Choose Us


Come see for yourself what makes Parnassus unique and discover all the possibilities that are here for your children.

School News

Scholar Recognized Twice as a Distinguished High School Student By Minnesota Department of Education

Maple Grove, MN — June 19, 2018 – Parnassus Preparatory School student Pranav Rupireddy was honored twice by the Minnesota Department… Continue Reading

3R Scholar Scores in Top 0.3% of National Latin Exam

Maple Grove, MN — June 19, 2018 – Parnassus Preparatory School student Ryan Friess earned his second “Perfect Paper” on… Continue Reading

Parnassus Students Win Economics Challenge State Championship

St. Paul, MN – April 16, 2018 – Parnassus Preparatory School won the state champion title in the David Ricardo,… Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

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Cross Country Practice

September 20 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:45pm, repeating until October 26, 2018

Cross Country Meet @ Chisago Lakes

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cross Country Invitational @ STMA

October 2 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm


Summer Announcements:

  • During the summer, the main office is open from 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • The main office will be closed the week of the Fourth of July and will reopen the following Monday, July 9th
  • Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms is having their annual online sale from June 19th through July 2nd. See the email that was sent to families or our Instagram post for more details!
  • If you are unsure which sizes to order when shopping for school uniforms online, we have a full size run of uniform samples in the main office. Stop by to try them on!

Enjoy your summer break!

11201 – 96th Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369 – Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm – Main Number: 763.496.1416
Emergency and after hours: 651.764.8364 – American Student Transportation Bus Company: 763.425.2542
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext. 319