Culver Academies

1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
Tel: 574-842-7100
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 811 students
"Our goal at The Culver Academies and Culver Summer Camps is to educate students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual - mind, spirit, and body - through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character.
To accomplish our goal, Culver has spent the last 119 years creating an integrated academic, leadership, religious, and athletic program that is second to none in The United States...".

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  • Review #1 - Class of 2012Tulane University One unique aspect of Culver is the fantastic leadership program. The academics and athletics are great, but the leadership is. . .
  • Review #2 - Class of 2011Columbia University I found Culver to be unique, in comparison to other boarding schools, for two main reasons: the Academy's setting and. . .
  • Review #3 - Class of 2010Princeton University By far, the aspect that most distinguishes Culver from other schools is its emphasis on leadership education. For the boys. . .
  • Review #4 - Class of 2010United States Military Academy The people of Culver Academies makes my school completely unique. The faculty and staff are comprised of a multitude of. . .
  • Review #5 - Class of 2008The College of William and Mary At Culver, you really get a sense of down-to-earth Mid-West values. You don't have kids driving their fancy cars to. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Culver Academies Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1894 1910
Campus Size 1700 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 811 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Uniform)
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $322 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,500 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,500 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,066 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJ. Michael Turnbull

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 24 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language & Culture, AP Comparative Government & Politics, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP German Language, AP Latin - Vergil, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Honors Computer Science


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 25 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Polo, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 23
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International Club, Art Club, Badminton Club, Bible Study, Boy, Campus, CGA, Chemistry Club, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Community, Computer Club, Culver, Cum Laude, FCA, Fleet, French Club, Futsol, Global, Green, Living, Math, Model, No, Paintball, Ping,

School Notes

  • "There is nothing quite like Culver Academies in the world!" A collegiate preparatory boarding school with cutting edge academic programs to enhance the whole person education through our leadership program, inspirational tradition and inspiring innovation. Aspiring Entrepreneur? The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur is for you! Aspiring Policymaker? Take a look at The Global Studies Institute... Aspiring CEO? The Center for Character Excellence is the Leadership support program you need.... Aspiring Diplomat? Learn from The Confucius Classroom...our partnership with the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University and the Confucius Institute based in Beijing, China.
  • School accreditations: TABS, NAIS,AMCSUS, ISACS, NCA
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