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Meet our Executive Director

Salvete! Welcome to Parnassus Preparatory School!

As the Executive Director of Parnassus, I am committed to advancing our school’s critical mission on behalf of all students. We have established a standard for excellence at Parnassus and we will continue to ask our students to work to their fullest potential to achieve personal and academic excellence.  As a classical school, we seek to nurture a sense of intellectual wonder and a need for Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.   We invite our emerging scholars to take on the adventure of a lifetime—to climb that metaphorical Mount Parnassus towards wisdom and virtue. Scaling this mountain will require a high level of preparation, knowledge, care, and commitment, but our staff is devoted to leading our students to the summit. We know that the small steps and giant leaps they will take on this journey will benefit them now and in the future as it prepares them for the challenges and triumphs in life.

Constance Ford
Executive Director

Ms. Ford Biography

Ms. Ford was a pioneer and one of the founders of the first classical charter school in our neighboring state of Wisconsin and one of the first charter schools in her region. Under her leadership, the school grew to full capacity with students in grades K-8 with a large waiting list in the hundreds each year since its inception in the 1990s. The school was identified as one of the top charter schools in Wisconsin based on student performance, low staff and student attrition levels, and high academic standards. Ms. Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from Lawrence University and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership.


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
Bus Company (American Student Transporation): 763.425.2542
After Hours & Emergency:  763.691.9689
Animus & Accendo Programs: 763.496.1416 ext 247
Authorizer: Friends of Education
200 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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