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Welcome to Parnassus Preparatory School!

Few decisions have more potential and impact than where to educate your child: 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 - We are accepting applications!
If a rigorous college preparatory school is what you seek for your child, fill out and submit an application today!
2016-2017 Online Application Form 

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

Schedule a Visit
To schedule a visit, please call us at 763-496-1416. We look forward to meeting you! 

Spring Drama - Hansel and Gretel
Please join us on our annual school spring drama! This year, our scholars will be performing Hansel and Gretel. Performance and ticket information listed below:
When:   Friday, June 3rd 7:00PM
 Saturday, June 4th 1:00PM
 Saturday, June 4th 7:00PM
Where:  Sabes Theatre
  4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
  Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tickets: $5 available at the door OR in advance at the Parnassus Preparatory School front desk. We hope to see you there!

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 Prima

Latin starting in 3G

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. 247
Authorizer: Friends of Education
200 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391

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