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Welcome to Parnassus Preparatory School

Parnassus Preparatory School opened its doors in August of 2011 to offer students an excellent education in the classical tradition. A classical education is a balanced education that attends to advancing the intellect while instructing the moral character.  It delivers the best content of the Western traditional canon through pedagogy that acknowledges current understanding of child development and learning. Parnassus students are prepared to think for themselves. They have at their command a large body of factual knowledge, a logical frame of mind that allows them to organize and analyze facts, and the ability to put forward reasoned and persuasive arguments in what they say and write. Undergirding their learning is a keen attention to ethics and the habitual practice of applying wisdom and virtue as a way of life.

Parnassus Preparatory School’s philosophy is that all students benefit from the highest standards of academic integrity and a rigorous, content-rich, educational program that develops their intellectual capacity, personal character, and leadership skills. In literature, “Mount Parnassus” is distinguished as the home of poetry, prose, music, and learning. The name reflects the founders’ vision that Parnassus will provide a classical academic program that produces students who are critical thinkers, coherent writers, confident speakers, thoughtful leaders and responsible members of their community.

Parnassus' academic focus is on developing thoughtful, literate, and expressive high school graduates through classical education. Classical education is a time-tested model that is systematic and comprehensive. Curriculum highlights include:

  • The chronological study of history that incorporates the use of original texts and sources integrated across subject areas
  • Proven mathematics program (skill grouped)
  • Direct Instruction reading (skill grouped)
  • Formal Logic instruction beginning fifth grade
  • Spanish instruction beginning in kindergarten
  • Latin instruction beginning in third grade
  • Greek instruction beginning in ninth grade
  • A rigorous, comprehensive course of study in science
  • Taekwondo for physical education and character education

Parnassus Preparatory School
11201 - 96th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Main Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Main Number: 763.496.1416
Fax Number: 763.898.3977
After Hours & Emergency: 612.492.1546
Authorizer: Friends of Education
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200 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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