The following is a list of the
schools (but perhaps not all?) in St. Louis Park, past and
contact us if you have any additions or corrections.
Aquila Elementary School was
built in 1957 at 8500 W. 31st. Street. An addition was built
in 1967. It is now K-3 only.
Benilde High School for
Catholic Boys, located at 2501 Highway 100 So., was
built by the Christian Brothers in 1955. In 1974, Benilde
merged with St. Margaret’s Academy, a Catholic girls’ school
Bais Yaakov High School is
a “college preparatory high school for young women offering
Jewish and academic studies.” The St. Louis Park school
began in 1996 and is located in the upper level of
Congregation Bais Yisroel, 4221 Sunset Blvd.
Brookside Elementary School
opened in 1921 at 4100 Vernon Ave. Additions were built in
1926 and 1949. The building was decommissioned as a St.
Louis Park school in 1975.
Cedar Manor Elementary School
was built at 9400 Cedar Lake Road in 1957 and now serves
Central: The first, western
portion of what would become Central Jr. High was built in
1914 at 6300 Walker Street. In 1937 a new High School was
built next to the 1914 structure, and major additions were
made in 1941. In 1952 the old 1914 structure was demolished
and replaced. Other additions came in 1963 and 1967. In 1980
it was decommissioned as a junior high in 1996 became the
home of a Spanish Immersion Program (K-6).
Eliot Elementary School was
built in 1926 at 6800 So. Cedar Lake Road when the North
Side School burned down. 20 more classrooms were added in
1952. The school was closed in 1977.
Ethel Baston Elementary
School was built in 1955 at 3200 Highway 100 So. It was
sold to Groves Learning Center in 1982.
Fern Hill School I was
built in 1905 at 4725 Minnetonka Blvd. (at Ottawa). It was
closed in 1950 and the Fern Hill name was transferred to a
new building. The original building on Minnetonka was
recommissioned as Park Hill. An apartment building now sits
on the site.
Fern Hill School II was
built at 2800 Joppa Ave. in 1950. It was sold to Torah
Academy in 1982.
Groves Academy came to St.
Louis Park in 1982 when Ethel Baston School at 3200 Highway
100 So. was sold.
St. Louis Park Senior High School
was built in 1956 at 6425 W. 33rd Street. The Circle was
added in 1962-63, and other additions have been made over
Holy Family Academy opened
in the fall of 1951 at 5925 W. Lake St.
Lenox Elementary School,
located at 6717 Minnetonka Blvd., was built in 1928. A
16-room addition was made in 1947. In 1972 it was
decommissioned as a school and became the Lenox Community
Lincoln School was built in
1889 at 5925 W. 37th Street. It was sold to the Village in
1938 and used as Village Hall until 1963. It was demolished
by Minnesota Rubber in 1966.
Maimonides High School was
founded in 1982, at the time the first and only Jewish High
School in the Midwest. Its location was the Jewish Community
Manhattan Park School
was built in 1885 and was located on Inglewood and 31st. It
was discontinued in 1905, and there is no sign of it today.
Metropolitan Open School
is located at 3390 Library Lane. The K-8 school was
established in 1972.
Minneapolis Jewish Day School,
located at 4330 Cedar Lake Road, serves grades K-6. The
school came to St. Louis Park in 1984.
Most Holy Trinity Catholic
School, located at 3949 Wooddale Ave., opened in
North Side School was built in
1885. It burned down in 1926. It was rebuilt as Eliot.
Oak Hill I: The first Oak
Hill School building was the old Pratt Schoolhouse, which
was moved to Pennsylvania and Walker in 1892. It was also
known as South School in this location. It was replaced in
Oak Hill II: In 1918 the
original Oak Hill School building was replaced by a brick
building at Walker and Quebec, very near the Creosote plant.
More classrooms were added in 1924. Oak Hill was transformed
into offices in 1972, decommissioned altogether in 1974, and
sold. The site is now a park.
Park Hill Elementary,
Minnetonka Blvd. and Ottawa Avenue, came into being in 1950,
but was actually an older school originally called Fern Hill
(I), built in 1905. It was decommissioned in 1967.
Park Knoll School was
built in 1952 at Texas Avenue and 36th Street. In 1978 it
was sold for $1 million to be used as a parking lot at
Park Spanish Immersion School
was started in 1996 with Kindergarten, adding grades each
year until it served K-6 in 2002. It is located in the old
Central building at 6300 Walker Street.
Peter Hobart Elementary
School was built in 1967 at 6500 W. 26th Street. It now
Pratt School was opened in
1859 – the first school in the Park. It was located at
Excelsior Blvd. and Wooddale, then called Pleasant Ave.
(Later site of Lilac Way, now site of Park Village.) The
school was discontinued in 1890 and moved to be the first
Oak Hill School in 1892.
Susan Lindgren Elementary School
was opened in 1968 at 4801 W. 41st Street. It serves grades
Timothy Lutheran Day School,
a protestant day school, was convened in 1958 in the
basement of Timothy Lutheran Church, 7814 Minnetonka Blvd.
Torah Academy is located at
2800 Joppa, the former site of Fern Hill School. The school
came to this location in 1982.
Twin Cities Jewish Middle
School is located at the Barry Family Campus educational
wing attached to the Sabes Jewish Community Center. It
serves grades 7-8.
Westwood Junior High was
built at 2025 Texas Avenue So. in 1959. An addition was
built in 1967. It became St. Louis Park Jr. High in 1980.