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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 charter school. Our distinction is in the liberal classical curriculum. Parnassus is licensed as a K-12 classical charter school. We will be adding grades until we become a high-school. For academic year of 2015-2016, 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 until January 31st. 
On October 1st, our enrollment application for 2015-2016 will be posted under the "Prospect Parent" page. In order to be considered for enrollment at Parnassus, you must complete the online or a paper version of the application.

If a classical, rigorous, college preparatory school is what you are looking for your child, send an application today at: 
2015-2016 Online Application Form 

2015-2016 - Lottery Information
All families that submit an application during this time will be treated equally – a lottery will be held in February if more applications are received than spaces available. 

Information Meeting Schedule
All Information Meetings are held in the School of Grammar. Please come to Door A and follow the signs to the Forum. We look forward to meeting you! 

17           Information Meeting 5pm - Forum

15           Information Meeting 5pm - Forum

2014- 2015 Lottery Information

Parnassus will be holding a lottery for grades 3 (3G) through 9 (1R) on December 15 at 4:30 pm at the school. All families that have submitted their applications up to December 8 will be treated equally. The lottery is open to the public, however attendance is not required. Families will receive a letter stating their position on the waiting list. For any questions please contact the school.

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
First Classical School Harkness Style
Parnassus classical school first to implement Harkness style!
Parnassus School of Rhetoric Teacher Recognized
Parnassus School of Rhetoric Teacher Recognized by MN Department of Education
  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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