Animus Program

Animus is a before- and after-school fee-based program offered at Parnassus. It includes breakfast in the morning and healthy snacks after school.

The Latin word “animus” means memory, intellect, and character which fits well with our Grammar stage and the focus on learning and memorizing the facts of every subject. The program seeks to support all students, and we welcome prospective families to meet with an Administrator if Federal Guidelines for financial assistance apply or if financial hardship would prevent participation.

Before School Hours

  • 7:00 – 7:45am – Before school period
  • 7:00 – 7:20am – Breakfast
  • 7:20 – 7:45am – Academic
  • 7:45 am – Wrap-up and walk to classroom – classes start promptly at 8:00 am.

Students that arrive after 7:20 am may still have breakfast.

After School Hours

  • 3:30 – 6:00 pm – After school period
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm – Recess and snack
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm – Academic
  • 6:00 pm – Parent/Guardian pick up

Students in extra-curricular activities or other after-school programs who are not accompanied by a parent will need to participate in the Animus School Program or be picked up by a parent or authorized person by 3:45pm per school policy. All students must be picked up by 6:00 pm. A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be applied after 6:00 pm. For information about registration, please contact the school at 763-496-1416.


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

11201 – 96th Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN 55369 – Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm – Main Number: 763.496.1416
Emergency: 763.691.9689 –  Bus Company: 763.425.2542
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext. 319